Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Be the Hands and Feet by Nick Vujicic


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If you are looking for something different, inspiring and that delivers a positive message you have come to the right place.  I was lucky enough to have read Nick Vujicic other books prior to this plus a book his father wrote about raising a child with special needs.  Where his first two books cover areas like a life with no limits and the incredible power of faith in action this book brings yet a different point of view.  Since his prior books he has matured, married, had children and now make a living traveling and spreading the love of God.  What I found the most important part of his book is the Nine Keys of the Great Commission.  The Nine Keys help churches that are looking for ways to bring more of God’s children into his flock, as the books states.  These keys might only be suggestions but if followed correctly could bring people back to church for what they were originally intended for, to bring you closer to Jesus.  What a simple yet powerful concept.  I would also suggest you read “Life Without Limits" and "Unstoppable", both books written by the same author.    

I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. 

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

How to Think By Alan Jacobs



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This book will make you think, as the title of the book suggests.  Like some of the author’s other books this one is also very enjoyable to read and entertaining. Thankfully it is not about dusty old ancient logic or what appears to be symbolic logic in today’s world.  The main goal or purpose of the books is to work on becoming a more thoughtful person and more of a member of a community.  The idea of "thinking for yourself" is not a supported concept with the author.  He provides detailed evidence that we really think as a community.  The authors observations bring up culture, political and religious topics that identify key words that relate a person then to a group.  He uses the term Inner Ring to reference the group.  This is based on writings from C.S. Lewis.  The Inner Circle normally does not lead to discussions with others who do not share your view point.  The author uses excellent reference materials like "The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion" by Jonathan Haidt and "Thinking, Fast and Slow" by Daniel Kahneman along with many other references.  This book builds on an interesting topic that everyone should read a least twice.


I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.