Tuesday, January 31, 2012

To Be Perfectly Honest by Phil Callaway

The book “To Be Perfectly Honest” by Phil Callaway was an intriguing idea. The concept of only telling the truth for a full year seems simple enough but as the author finds out it is much harder than it looks. Will our comments offend or create negative results? Will we be surprised at how people react? I commend the author for sticking it out for an entire year. I know most people would have been done within a few days or no one would be speaking to them

In many parts of his journal /book, he did have funny or enlightening stories. For the most part the book contained random ramblings, disjointed thoughts…well things you would find in a real journal. The manner of how the books was written did make it seem like you were really reading his journal but it did not always make for interesting reading. Several sections of the journal seemed to lose focus or the purpose of why he was doing this in the first place, maybe that was intentional. If you looking for a book you can read a little bit here or there this book would be great. If you are looking for a book to sit down for several hours in the evening to read, you might want to grab a back up book just in case.

I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing in exchange for my honest review of the book.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Coming of Revolution by Dr. Richard G. Lee

The book “The Coming of Revolution, Signs from America’s Past That Signal Our Nations Future” raises many good observations and facts regarding our nation. Dr. Richard G. Lee goes into details regarding religion and how it changed, formed and directed the future of the USA. Many of these details are no longer taught in today’s schools because they are concerned about offending people. The basic facts that many of the reasons this nation was formed was based on religion. Dr. Lee brings back the truth behind what happened historically to form this country and what has lead us to why things are like they are today.

This is an informative book regarding the history and religion in the USA. If you are not a history buff then this book would not be for you. Most of the book is historical data used to drive the final message of his last chapter “What Can We Do?” The data being provided throughout this book is that the author indicates we are destine to repeat history if we do not take time to look back and learn by our mistakes.

I received a free copy of this book from BookSneeze in exchange for my honest review of the book.

Man Alive by Parick Morley

I had to admit the when I received the book “Man Alive” I was not excited but then after reading the first few pages I could not put it down. Patrick Morley was able to put in words what many Christian men today still struggle with, their ability to identify and understanding what their true purpose in life is. Many men in our society have their purpose and priorities backwards. Morley’s observation regarding men needing a higher purpose in life was a bull’s eye for me. After I started a non-profit charity and a men’s church group the feeling as Morley describes as a higher meaning or purpose full life is true. Your life begins to realign, your purpose in life is changed and your relationships turn for the better.

Morley’s reviews the seven primal needs into a powerful spiritual life in his book. He explores the internal feeling most men have but do not share with others. Then he moves with related stories where most men can easily relate to similar situations. He proceeds to provide examples of how to break this cycle of men feeling worthless. The last part of the book…well let us say the main focus is how you can leave the world a little better for having been there.

I would highly suggest this book for any man who is a church pew warmer and not a church doer.

I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishing in exchange for my honest review of the book.

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Surviving Your Serengeti By Stefan Swanepoel

I was looking forward to reading the book but the publisher indicated the book was on back order. That was 6 months ago and I have never received the book. I can't say there is anything wrong with the book since I never received it. Poor communication on the publishers part.