Jim Hancock

The Boy Who Believed in Magic

The Boy Who Believed in Magic by Jim Hancock
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For readers of:Brennan Manning, Kara Powell, Rich Van Pelt, Todd Temple, Jim Henderson
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Print Length81 pages
Publisherthe tiny company called me
Publication Date2019
LanguageEnglish
About the Book

This is about control.

Some people grow up believing their lives are none of their business … they live with what’s called an "external locus of control" — meaning they don’t make decisions about what they’ll do, or not do — or try to do or not do — because they feel powerless in the face of bigger forces they’re convinced are controlling what happens to them.

Maybe they’re angry about that. Maybe they’re sort of glad to be relieved of responsibility. Maybe they simply try not to think about it too much because, whatever happens — good or bad — seems a lot like magic in their eyes.

Of course, they’re not entirely wrong. Most of us don’t have direct influence on the macroeconomy … or global politics … or pandemic disease outbreaks. Does that mean we’re off the hook for making prudent choices about money, or voting, or healthcare?

People who believe in magic think they are off the hook. They may choose impulsively … or delay choices until there is no choice. Either way, what does it matter? One experience after another, they learn to interpret whatever happens as magic.

If you think you can, you might. If you think you can’t, you won’t.

This storybook for big people is about that.

About the Author

Jim Hancock lives and works among tall trees and blackberry brambles just north of Seattle, writing books, developing digital movie projects and designing content as proprietor of The Tiny Company Called Me

Back in the day, he logged most of a decade in the film + video industry working on the groundbreaking EdgeTV series. Before that he spent two decades as a youth worker during which he acquired the foundation for a lot of what he writes about today. Before that, school… sports… working weekends in a fish market, then summers in a college bookstore… the usual.

Besides projects for which he is solely to blame, Jim Hancock has happily collaborated on books, movies, live events, and non-formal learning curricula with Brennan Manning, Kara Powell, Rich Van Pelt, Todd Temple, Jim Henderson, Compassion, Youth Specialties, International Justice Mission…. 

You'll find digital movies, blogs, eBooks + Crisis HelpSheets and assorted goodies by Jim Hancock at thetinycompanycalledme.com.

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