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Reviewed by Diana Lopez for Readers' Favorite
Josh McConkey has been a commander in the Air Force and an emergency physician. He has seen people at their most vulnerable moments, whether in the work environment or in various personal circumstances. He emphasizes the importance of collaboration and mutual support in our society. For this, he uses the metaphor of a spear to illustrate how each individual is essential, as is each part of the spear, from the tip to the fulcrum where its weight is applied. With this in mind, Josh McConkey discusses trust, responsibility, decision-making, and more in his book Be The Weight Behind The Spear. Through anecdotes and references, he highlights the moral principles necessary for America's growth as a nation.
Ethics is a central point in the stories, and that felt important to me. Josh McConkey shares his strong social values and demonstrates by example that we should not be intimidated by circumstances, and shows how failure can be a source of inspiration. He emphasizes that if we stay on the right path, we can lay the foundation for future generations to live in a better society. I also liked how he covered all kinds of experiences, from when he tried to sell candy as a child to hard times in his work as a doctor. The author's writing style is natural and enjoyable, emphasizing the importance of family, venturing out to do new things, and defending our principles to take advantage of the freedoms we possess. Be The Weight Behind The Spear will inspire you to overcome obstacles and work on your personal and community growth, even in difficult times.