|A Tale of Three Ships is an extended parable about the three possible directions every person's life may take. Using the metaphor of Columbus and his three ships, Edwards explains that each of us will spend our days on one of three possible approaches to life: the sinking ship, the cruise ship, or the battleship. The goal of the sinking ship is personal survival, the cruise ship is unbridled enjoyment, and the battleship is meaningful influence. While all of us will almost certainly spend some time on each ship, the goal of this little book is to compel readers to give up their bite-sized ambitions and unreservedly board that ship which alone can provide the quality and significance of life their soul cries out for – the battleship.
Every one of us has an "extraordinary dream", the combined ability and passion to find one calling that truly resonates with our gift/talent mix. A Tale of Three Ships provides specific and practical guidelines for discovering one's "extraordinary dream," as well as insight on how to embark on the great adventure of bringing it to reality. High school graduates, college freshmen, teachers, coaches, job-seekers and anyone looking to create positive impact on their lives or the lives of those they serve will find this little book a treasure to read again and again.
DWIGHT EDWARDS is the author of Revolution Within and Releasing the Rivers Within. A pastor and professional tennis player, he is co-founder of NovaQuest, a company dedicated to helping individuals and groups to attain peak performance. He speaks widely at universities, schools and businesses, and he writes a bi-weekly email motivational series entitled "High Octane for the Mind." Dwight and his wife Lauri live in Houston, Texas.