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When a person comes to end of their days they will not measure the value of their life based on wins and losses or successes and failures. All of those will begin to blur together into a singular memory called life. What will give someone solace or haunt them until their final breath is what they could have done but did not, who they could have been but never became, the When a person comes to end of their days they will not measure the value of their life based on wins and losses or successes and failures. All of those will begin to blur together into a singular memory called life. What will give someone solace or haunt them until their final breath is what they could have done but did not, who they could have been but never became, the life they could have lived that never came to life. This book is a call and much needed push towards that "most courageous life." By examining the account of Elisha and the King of Israel, McManus demonstrates why it is best to follow God into battle with an empty quiver. He shows the reader why leaving everything on the battle field feels risky but yields the deepest sense of fulfillment.


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When a person comes to end of their days they will not measure the value of their life based on wins and losses or successes and failures. All of those will begin to blur together into a singular memory called life. What will give someone solace or haunt them until their final breath is what they could have done but did not, who they could have been but never became, the When a person comes to end of their days they will not measure the value of their life based on wins and losses or successes and failures. All of those will begin to blur together into a singular memory called life. What will give someone solace or haunt them until their final breath is what they could have done but did not, who they could have been but never became, the life they could have lived that never came to life. This book is a call and much needed push towards that "most courageous life." By examining the account of Elisha and the King of Israel, McManus demonstrates why it is best to follow God into battle with an empty quiver. He shows the reader why leaving everything on the battle field feels risky but yields the deepest sense of fulfillment.

30 review for The Last Arrow: Save Nothing for the Next Life

  1. 5 out of 5

    Collin Huber

    One of the sloppiest books I’ve read in some time. McManus contends that we’re all born for greatness and abundance, but resort to mediocrity for any number of reasons (fear, ignorance, regret, etc.). And the passage he uses to illustrate this is an obscure Old Testament text, which doubles as the title of his book (2 Kings 3:14–19). It has nothing to do with living in “greatness” or “abundance” and his framing of these topics denigrates faithful living day-to-day, which is the majority of our C One of the sloppiest books I’ve read in some time. McManus contends that we’re all born for greatness and abundance, but resort to mediocrity for any number of reasons (fear, ignorance, regret, etc.). And the passage he uses to illustrate this is an obscure Old Testament text, which doubles as the title of his book (2 Kings 3:14–19). It has nothing to do with living in “greatness” or “abundance” and his framing of these topics denigrates faithful living day-to-day, which is the majority of our Christian lives biblically-speaking. At one point, McManus devotes a whole section of his book to talking about how the Bible is “wrong” when it says in Ecclesiastes that there is nothing new under the sun based on an personal interpretation of the text that could be easily solved if he’d pick up a commentary. There was nothing explicitly Christian about his message. An unbeliever could pick up the book and agree with everything he says. Ultimately, God becomes a means to our ends (dreams/passions/destiny) rather than the Lord of our lives. The most shocking portion of the book came towards the end when he recalled the final words of Christ on the cross—“It is finished”— as an example of a “man” who did all he was born to do. His application of that text? That Christ lived a life without regret and a deep sense of fulfillment and we should go and do likewise. That’s as close to the gospel as he got and that’s an extremely dangerous message that misses the entire point of Christ’s ministry as well as the point of those words (“It is finished”). There are so many great books available on Christian faithfulness and finding purpose in Christ. The Last Arrow is neither.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Zac Reeves

    Great for motivation. Awful for theology.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Jenny Jo Weir

    If you are looking for a book to light a fire within you, then look no further. This book is powerful. Erwin shares personal stories that make his points easily relatable. The manner in which he explains things and his ability to draw a clear picture are superb. I highly recommend this one to all my friends!

  4. 5 out of 5

    Annette

    I have read my share of books in the genre of spirituality. I have come across authors that grasped my attention and I dived into their messages. And a year ago, I came across this author’s latest book “The Way of the Warrior.” He left me in awe with his wisdom and power of passing on meaningful messages in a straight forward manner. The focus of this book is what does it mean to live without fear or regret? The author, and pastor and Mosaic, while facing cancer, he makes a decision – “while can I have read my share of books in the genre of spirituality. I have come across authors that grasped my attention and I dived into their messages. And a year ago, I came across this author’s latest book “The Way of the Warrior.” He left me in awe with his wisdom and power of passing on meaningful messages in a straight forward manner. The focus of this book is what does it mean to live without fear or regret? The author, and pastor and Mosaic, while facing cancer, he makes a decision – “while cancer may define how I die, it would not define how I live.” The intention of this book is: never surrender, never settle, save nothing for the next life. You have no control over your abilities such as talent, intelligence or physical attributes. But what you can control is weather you live your life by the status quo or you defy the odds. Average is a safe choice. It protects you from the risk of failure and it also separates you from future of greatness. Therefore, you do not want to settle. It’s better to make a mistake and learn from it, rather than stay safely in the same place and learn nothing. Let go of things that don’t matter and experience what matters. Through author’s experiences and others, the author presents clearly the case what it means to never settle and to be truly free, what is most important in life and how you get to those conclusions. Life is about choices, figure out who you are, what matters to you and start taking choices that drive you in that direction. And when you figure out the meaning of your life, then “you need to find your people.” Surround yourself with people who make your life even more meaningful. “If you want to live a life of adventure, then choose a tribe that makes life an adventure.” (Yep, that’s my tribe) The author mentions flying to Asia and his luggage going to Cairo, Egypt, and at the end, making it without his luggage. I can testify to that. A year ago, while flying to Istanbul, Turkey, my luggage got stuck at JFK due to snow storm. There were other fellow-travelers who were in the same boat and got affected by it. But I went to Turkey to experience the beauty of its places and rich culture; I didn’t allow a lost luggage to affect my spirit for travels. At the end, yes you can actually make it without a luggage and still have a phenomenal time. I recently visited Egypt and been continuously asked about security. Where one sees restrictions, another sees something extraordinary. The point is – find your meaning, what makes you happy in life, and explore it. Don’t let others put restrictions on you. Source: ARC was provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Rocky Woolery

    From beginning to end McManus calls for expecting God to give His best. Reminding the audience that God doesn't give everything, every time without us giving to Him our complete devotion and expecting more. Full of personal stories, and stories from the lives of those McManus has met along the path of life you can sense that is value to expecting more than average. The connections to the pages of the Bible show that God has done more than people have expected too many times for us to play it safe From beginning to end McManus calls for expecting God to give His best. Reminding the audience that God doesn't give everything, every time without us giving to Him our complete devotion and expecting more. Full of personal stories, and stories from the lives of those McManus has met along the path of life you can sense that is value to expecting more than average. The connections to the pages of the Bible show that God has done more than people have expected too many times for us to play it safe. So strike the arrows, not once, not twice, not three times, but over and over until there are none left.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Timothy Amo

    Erwin’s book challenges us to break away from our past and live the life God calls us too. Many of us have surrounded ourselves with people who hold us back and discourage us from achieving something greater. - “People don’t slow you down; the wrong people slow you down. When you choose the right people, when you find your people, your life begins to come together in a way that if could never do when you walk alone." It’s time to walk away from your past, find your people and step into your future Erwin’s book challenges us to break away from our past and live the life God calls us too. Many of us have surrounded ourselves with people who hold us back and discourage us from achieving something greater. - “People don’t slow you down; the wrong people slow you down. When you choose the right people, when you find your people, your life begins to come together in a way that if could never do when you walk alone." It’s time to walk away from your past, find your people and step into your future - “If you don’t know who you want to become, you will become someone you never wanted to be...”

  7. 4 out of 5

    Beth Hill

    This book has so much depth. There were times I felt like my toes were being stepped on, in a real, practical way. That's a good thing. The book will challenge you and propel you forward. I will study all the sections I highlighted. I will reread this book, as there is so much in there, I'm sure I'll glean more with a second reading. This book has so much depth. There were times I felt like my toes were being stepped on, in a real, practical way. That's a good thing. The book will challenge you and propel you forward. I will study all the sections I highlighted. I will reread this book, as there is so much in there, I'm sure I'll glean more with a second reading.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jene Barranco

    This was very inspirational to me and the perfect book to arm myself with as I head into the new year. McManus opened my eyes to many passages in the scriptures revealing truths I’ve never been taught before. I have already begun to read it a second time so that everything I underlined can marinate a little longer. Don’t give up on or stop pursuing anything until you have used Every Arrow in your quiver.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Adam Housley

    This book was hit or miss for me; having read it on the heels of the prayer of Jabez, I found myself wanting more biblical explanations/insight. Portions of the book certainly challenged me, but it dragged more often.

  10. 4 out of 5

    James Bunyan

    A book about how amazing the author is and, therefore, really pastorally insensitive.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Gloria

    Have never read McManus before or heard him speak, but have known of him for a long time. Watched a Netflix documentary entitled The Minimalists and his appearance on it reminded me that I've always meant to find out more about him. Favorite paragraph: "So these questions need to be asked: If you are not where you want to be, why do you keep choosing to stay where you are? What will it take to jar you out of the security of where you are to pursue what can be obtained only in an uncertain future? Have never read McManus before or heard him speak, but have known of him for a long time. Watched a Netflix documentary entitled The Minimalists and his appearance on it reminded me that I've always meant to find out more about him. Favorite paragraph: "So these questions need to be asked: If you are not where you want to be, why do you keep choosing to stay where you are? What will it take to jar you out of the security of where you are to pursue what can be obtained only in an uncertain future?" Others have addressed this timeless subject similarly. McManus is pretty assertive about not waiting until tomorrow, living a purpose-filled life, and simply 'going for it.' He tells his own story in blips, but there is a sense that he is not telling his whole story. Seems to love the rags to riches concept and indeed he has lived a great life that began in poverty in El Salvador to his life leading a megachurch, with mega celebrities, and mega millions. Loves to talk about his world travels, then his wife's world travels, then his son's world travels, and finally the daughter's. It's almost bragging, but he holds back. It's just all a bit self-centered as when he talks about his gym membership and his manicures. I honestly don't think he means for it to come off that way. He's working hard to say that you never know what is around the corner. Might be good, might be cancer. What is clear is that this is a hyper-focused and ambitious man who is proud of his accomplishments. He does not say that 'anyone' could do the same, but he is all about encouraging people to put aside their fears and examine what is important to them. This is the greatest message here.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Arlena Dean

    Title: The Last Arrow Author: Erwin Raphael McManus Publisher: WaterBrook Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review: "The Last Arrow" by Erwin Raphael McManus My Thoughts.... What a very interesting inspirational read where I enjoyed the stories that came from the Bible of Elisha and Elijah where one will learn how to embrace ones future. From this read I had thoughts of wanting to change my way of thinking about my future and just what I need to be now doing. This read will definitely give one a go Title: The Last Arrow Author: Erwin Raphael McManus Publisher: WaterBrook Reviewed By: Arlena Dean Rating: Five Review: "The Last Arrow" by Erwin Raphael McManus My Thoughts.... What a very interesting inspirational read where I enjoyed the stories that came from the Bible of Elisha and Elijah where one will learn how to embrace ones future. From this read I had thoughts of wanting to change my way of thinking about my future and just what I need to be now doing. This read will definitely give one a good understanding of what is asked of 'you and what is God's will not selling yourself short or giving up.' This is definitely a inspiring read for one who wants a change in ones life where you find yourself just existing. One will be inspired and challenged to live a 'bold, purposeful and intentional life' where you can rise up and believe God for much more. In the end "The Last Arrow" will definitely be a challenge and motivated to see you where you are now and what you are doing with your life. All in all 'The Last Arrow' deals with 'leadership, personal grown and most of all Christ like living' where one is given direction in just how one can be active in God's plan for our life's. Would I recommend this read? YES! It is a wonderful good read for ones soul.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Tanya

    I have a three chapter rule. Any book I deemed worth the read gets three chapters of attentive reading. Some fail. This was one of them. McManus puts mankind as the centre of his errant theology, pushing for a greatness that belongs to God alone. I believe it’s the most dangerous type of book... one with just enough truth in a wayward message to ensnare less discerning/new believers. Chaffing against the conviction of the Holy Spirit aside, I found the writing style to be a bit rambling, disconne I have a three chapter rule. Any book I deemed worth the read gets three chapters of attentive reading. Some fail. This was one of them. McManus puts mankind as the centre of his errant theology, pushing for a greatness that belongs to God alone. I believe it’s the most dangerous type of book... one with just enough truth in a wayward message to ensnare less discerning/new believers. Chaffing against the conviction of the Holy Spirit aside, I found the writing style to be a bit rambling, disconnected from one thought to the next. I realise I’m among the minority in such a review, but would still caution readers to ask themselves not what they can learn about themselves from books like this, but what they can learn about God... and when three chapters roll by with hardly a trace of scriptures the answer is a resounding “not a lot”.

  14. 5 out of 5

    Gerald

    I belong to this Leader Impact Men's group that meets weekly and we have been going through each chapter of this book weekly. I've loved both reading the book and the discussions, so much rich material here. I also discovered the author's YouTube channel where he gives a chapter recap - a must watch if you read this book. With just one life to live the author argues that we must give our all whilst we still have life so that at the end we didn't save anything for the future, we shot all our arrow I belong to this Leader Impact Men's group that meets weekly and we have been going through each chapter of this book weekly. I've loved both reading the book and the discussions, so much rich material here. I also discovered the author's YouTube channel where he gives a chapter recap - a must watch if you read this book. With just one life to live the author argues that we must give our all whilst we still have life so that at the end we didn't save anything for the future, we shot all our arrows. Amazing insights and though he's a christian I love how he tells the story is a "non-churchy" way and gets to the crux of what's really important in life. A must-read for everyone.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Derek Benner

    The fact of the matter is that this book lays it out there for you. It’s a ‘take it or leave it...but you better take it’ type of book. McManus is passionate, and that resonates with the reader. Apply the principles and wait to see what God will do in and through you. My complaint is really the pacing and the layout, it’s not the easiest read and doesn’t have the best flow. Content, pretty good. Flow, lacking.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    My first DNF...it is me, not the book. I am just in a "no non-fiction for me right now" faze & guess what? That's just fine!!! I liked what I did get to read, very insightful but I just wasn't finding myself drawn to come back to pick up the book or intrigued to finish it. Again, this is totally a personal thing for my record of books read/attempted. xo. My first DNF...it is me, not the book. I am just in a "no non-fiction for me right now" faze & guess what? That's just fine!!! I liked what I did get to read, very insightful but I just wasn't finding myself drawn to come back to pick up the book or intrigued to finish it. Again, this is totally a personal thing for my record of books read/attempted. xo.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    This is a phenomenal book!!! Erwin McManus inspires us to never settle, never quit, and to use EVERY arrow we've been given!! Get this book and give it as gifts...it's a MUST read for everyone who desires to leave nothing for the next life!!! This is a phenomenal book!!! Erwin McManus inspires us to never settle, never quit, and to use EVERY arrow we've been given!! Get this book and give it as gifts...it's a MUST read for everyone who desires to leave nothing for the next life!!!

  18. 5 out of 5

    Susan McArthur

    This book grabs at your heart and soul from the very first sentence and stays with you long after you have finished. It showed me how to move forward in my life and do the things God intended for me to do in life!!! Absolutely an excellent read and a must for everyone's library! This book grabs at your heart and soul from the very first sentence and stays with you long after you have finished. It showed me how to move forward in my life and do the things God intended for me to do in life!!! Absolutely an excellent read and a must for everyone's library!

  19. 4 out of 5

    Mike McAuliff

    Erwin McManus at his finest. It has been a while since I have interacted with McManus, but this book was a great reminder of how influential he has been on my faith over the last two decades. Solid stuff.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Emma Jane

    This book was a quick and easy read that definitely motivates you to chase after your dreams and visions that God has given you, knowing that you never held yourself back due to self doubt . The book isn’t ground breaking in any means , you will have heard everything that he talks about in the book before, but it’s a nice summation to have it all together and to be inspired once you close the book to pursue the life God is calling you to .

  21. 5 out of 5

    John A

    One of the best. This book hit me right when I needed it most. This is a must-read.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Olivia Barton

    This book is incredible. Inspiring from start to finish. This message needs to be shared with the world!! Highly recommended!!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Caleb Hunter

    Really enjoyed this book, I know Erwin’s thoughts can be all over the place but I understand Erwin’s heart and appreciate all his writings.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Rebecca

    I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher for review. What an inspirational book. I could not stop underlining! I'll be reading it again. McManus has such a gift for empowering people and his words are so truthful, challenging, and strengthening. Highly recommend. I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher for review. What an inspirational book. I could not stop underlining! I'll be reading it again. McManus has such a gift for empowering people and his words are so truthful, challenging, and strengthening. Highly recommend.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Jay Beard

    I didn’t really come to enjoy reading and appreciate good books until I was partially through college, and even then, it was more about finding books I liked but had to read for assignments. Since then, I’ve come to enjoy reading, but as a result of being a “late-bloomer” I’ve often come across books that I wish I had read in my younger days. Although it wasn't around then, The Last Arrow would be one of those books. This is something that anyone should read, but I’d especially recommend this to I didn’t really come to enjoy reading and appreciate good books until I was partially through college, and even then, it was more about finding books I liked but had to read for assignments. Since then, I’ve come to enjoy reading, but as a result of being a “late-bloomer” I’ve often come across books that I wish I had read in my younger days. Although it wasn't around then, The Last Arrow would be one of those books. This is something that anyone should read, but I’d especially recommend this to a college student or someone early in their career as it helps provider focus to one’s life. The Last Arrow deals with the prominent themes of living a life chasing after God. Life has meaning when connected to God. It provides adventure. Life with God gives one identity. It’s about creating a future not focusing on the past. It’s about community. McManus will encourage and inspire you to move forward. Through the story of Elisha and Jehoash, he shows that life was not meant to be passive. We can’t choose safety, and that there is a sense of urgency in the lives God has called us to. We need to put it all on the line.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Nneka Ngene

    I love that he speaks with so much urgency. Moving and living with urgency is one of the traits I've being trying to adopt. Life is moving fast and we all need to get on the ride sometimes not knowing what the destination is but giving it our all, being present and being the light. I love that he speaks with so much urgency. Moving and living with urgency is one of the traits I've being trying to adopt. Life is moving fast and we all need to get on the ride sometimes not knowing what the destination is but giving it our all, being present and being the light.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Glenda Delgado

    Erwin is so inspiring. His power of thought and speech are reflected deeply in his writing. They touched me and changed me forever.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Donovan Martin

    People seem to love or hate this book. I think it is because we have heard this message before and those who hate it have struggled, probably honestly, with living to the fullest. Those who love it have not come to the point of despair yet or have gotten there and realized they are still not forsaken and there is hope. McManus is no biblical theologian. He never claims to be to my knowledge. He is a person who is seeking to live his life to to fullest for God and has the deep desire to bring peo People seem to love or hate this book. I think it is because we have heard this message before and those who hate it have struggled, probably honestly, with living to the fullest. Those who love it have not come to the point of despair yet or have gotten there and realized they are still not forsaken and there is hope. McManus is no biblical theologian. He never claims to be to my knowledge. He is a person who is seeking to live his life to to fullest for God and has the deep desire to bring people along with him. This book some have said, is full of McManus' stories and really puts him in the spotlight. Sure it is, plus countless stories of others(you can count them in you choose) that he has seen God work in some amazing ways. The biblical passages he selects could be substituted with several others that advise the same course of action. Yet at the end of the book the challenge would be the same, will I, the reader, settle for less than what God desires, and will I put the effort into it that I should. I bought this book after hearing McManus speak at the Global Leadership Summit. Interesting to hear him and be challenged to lead this way. Another speaker said something that could be a tag line for these ideas: The ceiling of our potential effort is only the floor of God's room. (I think it was John Maxwell). It takes effort, over the long haul, to continually be the person that God desires. This book is a good place to start for many people who need to be challenged. This review doesn't do justice to the book. So many great quotes in it and anecdotal stories. It doesn't take long to read but it could just be the best couple of hours for you if you're struggling.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Lance Cornell

    Never quit. Never surrender. Go down swinging. Or, in this case, empty your quiver! Erwin encourages us to leave nothing in the tank when it comes to living our lives. Very inspiring, very encouraging. An arrow only has value if you release it and your life only has value if you give it your all and live it to the fullest.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Ryan

    I have followed Erwin for a long time and appreciate his position on faith. This book was too repetitive for me - I wish it was shorter and more concise. The wisdom is strong, but stated over and over in each chapter without much difference. I do resonate with the message, I just feel like its the same book I have read before - i.e. Chasing Daylight, Wide Awake.

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