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Why I Stand

By: Jonathan Isaac
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Publisher's Summary

On July 31, 2020, sixth pick in the 2017 NBA draft Jonathan Isaac of the Orlando Magic was the lone NBA player to stand for the national anthem amid a league-wide demonstration of kneeling in solidarity against racial injustice. In Why I Stand, Jonathan pulls back the curtain and shares his story of how, through a series of divine connections and a willingness to follow Christ, his fear and insecurity-driven life transformed into one of confidence and purpose.

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Why I Stand

Whoa, hard to put the iPhone in the off position while listening to this book. Helps a man stand taller and keep his backbone intact. Well done!

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Great book

Great book about standing by your convictions and being true to yourself. Didn’t know much about him glad I took the time to listen.

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Good Perspective

I heard him speak on a podcast. I wanted to hear more. I am not a sports guy, but I found his story compelling.
I find it interesting that an NBA player can have insecurities and issues with fear. Us mere mortals also have the same.
As Christ follower myself, I have my own issues and things I deal with. it is good that this guy can be vulnerable and able to share his journey of faith.

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Beautifully written and beautiful story

So many pieces of wisdom from this book that I will take into my own life. Loved everything about it. Definitely worth the read.

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Inspirational

This book is a wonderful book about a blessed young man who is courageous and honest about his faith. I will share it with all of my sons.

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Amazing Book!

Amazing man, Amazing book. Thank you for writing it and for Standing! You're journey is just beginning but what a great start.

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Profoundly inspiring

I listened to Jonathan's story straight through and enjoyed every moment. His courage to follow his faith is beautiful to witness.

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Minister of Defense

I admire Isaac’s stand for truth despite pressure to conform. Well said and read by Jonathan!

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Awesome

I’ve read many books on audible. Most of them self-improvement, non-fiction books. I’m currently in the middle writing my own book now. I can only hope that it is written as eloquently as this book. Great story, with great lessons, and I will probably work through it again much slower the second time to really study his message. This is NOT a book about anti-vaccine. This is a book about a young man and his struggles with his faith, as we all struggle. He is raw and speaks from the heart. I absolutely will suggest this book to everyone. Great story.

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What leadership means

Jonathan brings you through his story leading up to the heroic moment standing on the court. His decision to stand even when the establishment told him to do so. He makes you understand you should look deeper at what people and the mainstream tells you is right. Thank you Jonathan for standing!!

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  • 07-14-22

An inspiring story

Jonathan's story will encourages to always take a stand for truth even when you are alone. with God you are never in the minority.

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  • 07-11-22

touching story on someone's life and struggle's

I wasn't sure what to expect with this book, but I was pleasantly surprised by how candid Jonathan was about his life, his personal struggles and relationships, and his relationship with God. It was beautiful to get to know him I'm a way the media will never show you.

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  • 05-26-22

Inspirational


Finished the book feeling challenged and inspired. Hope the next book will be longer. Highly recommend!

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  • louis rimmer tagoe
  • 05-22-22

Brilliant listen

To hear how and why Judah stood for truth when it was so much easier to kneel was edifying. A man of character, courage and an example to us all. Hallelujah! 🙏

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  • 06-22-22

A fantastic book to listen to

I really loved this audio book and finished it over three days while listening to it with my fiancé. I love his honesty. Now, I'm sad it's over.

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  • Eion
  • 05-27-22

The Man who stands!

Loved it! Short but very sweet! Highlights for me was hearing Jonathan Isaac singing gospel music. That's another hidden talent of his!