About the Author
Christian author, preacher and motivational speaker Carl Mathis began his work for the ministry in 2005 after a life-altering experience. At that time, the death of Mathis’ wife was the reason behind the dramatic turn of events that soon led him to his life’s purpose and calling.
Dealing with the loss of his wife and raising three children as a single father while struggling to make ends meet, Mathis had to contend with unbearable feelings of hopelessness and despair. It was during those moments that Mathis cried out for a strategy to overcome his situation. This experience soon pushed him to channel is grief and use its transforming power to change his own life and others as well.
Immediately after getting back on track, Mathis was moved to act on his burning desire to encourage and motivate people, especially those who have shared the same fate as him. It was then Mathis saw the need to reach out to the distressed and the depressed.
In 2010, he came out with his debut work entitled Life is What You Make It – seven steps to moving forward, a 104 page inspirational book drawn from his own personal life experiences and challenges. Filled with messages on how to deal with sorrow and ultimately survive the process of moving on, the book provides readers with the much-needed encouragement and motivation in order to strive better.
A man after God’s own heart, Mathis continues his passion today of reaching out to people using his God-given abilities, particularly speaking and writing, and becoming a blessing to others in return.
About the Book
Carl Mathis wasn’t prepared for the devastation the loss of his wife would bring to his life. He soon found himself grieving, struggling to make ends meet, and trying to raise his sons, who were also dealing with personal turmoil from the loss of their mother. After months of waiting for someone to rescue him, Carl had to face the inevitable truth–no one was coming. He realized that if he wanted out of the mess his life was becoming, he was going to have to do it himself.
Join new author Carl Mathis in this motivational story about one man’s struggle to put his life back together. Life Is What You Make It will teach you how to overcome any crippling situation you find yourself in and stimulate personal and spiritual growth by accepting the situation, taking responsibility, conditioning your mind, choosing to make right decisions, building a team, believing, and defining the new normal.
Date: May 16, 2011
Title: Life is What You Make It
Author: Carl Mathis
ISBN 13: 978-1-61663-465-0
Publisher: Tate publishing @ enterprises
Reviewer: Gregory W. Bryant – Literary Wonders!
Rating: 3 ½ Stars
Author Carl Mathis has written a book of positive thinking and ways to move forward in your life.
He explains how he moved forward after his wife’s tragic death and the struggles of raising three boys while battling depression.
He explains how he looked deep within himself with the help of God and positive thinking. He uses positive thinking and scriptures to solidify his ability to move on with his life.
I was impressed with his philosophy of how to face your situations head on and not let negativity define you. All in all Mr. Mathis has written an inspiring book and I recommend it to all who need motivation. Good work Mr. Carl Mathis.
PODCAST 1 - About Life is What You Make It
PODCAST 2 – Carl talks about what he wants readers to learn from Life is What You Make It
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