Sunday, January 29, 2017

Tough as They Come by SSG Travis Mills

In many of our school systems across the United States we require our students to reading books like the “Red Badge of Courage”.  While that has it historical roots I think it would bring a better view point and a shot of reality to our youth if they also read “Tough as They Come”.  This would bring to light to many of the young people today why we cherish our freedom so much and what we are willing to defend our country for.  This book would provide a view point of a real combat soldier who knew what the risks he was taking to protect our country of millions of people he never knew or meet.  While serving his country, he was gravely wound and tells not from a general view point but his personal experience the pain, struggle and necessary support that is needed.  We need to bring to light the reality of war, the commitment need to protect the country and the horrific price some must pay.  I think this would be an excellent book not just for the youth of America to read but everyone.  It helps to bring you back to true roots of why we defend our country and the men and women we honor in doing so.  If you only read one book this year let it be this one.

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

Monday, January 16, 2017

Visioneering by Andy Stanley

If you have never read a self-help- book this might be one for you.  The author does nothing new or inventive based on books I have read in the past thirty years.  While the book is structured in an organized manner and the personal examples help to provide insight into various situations it lacks originality.  If you enjoy the stories about Nehemiah from the bible this would be a perfect book for you.  The book is full of examples that relate back to Nehemiah’s experiences.  I would have preferred to see some examples from others within the bible but that is the authors choice.  My experience in reading these types of self-help book is you need to provide many examples to reach a boarder number of readers.  Limited examples and situations will only apply to so many people and others will lose interest quickly.  Again, if you are new to the self-help type book you might find this one interesting.  If you have read more than a few self-help books you will see many things that are familiar that have already been discussed and written about many times before.
I received a free copy of this book from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for my honest review of this book.