Monday, April 15, 2013

Sent by Hilary Alan

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This book brings out how selfish and ungodly the American dream really is. I commend how this wealthy "normal" family took off their blinders and went beyond our protecting borders.

I hear others reminisce of simpler times in the past and how they miss them.  But this family went into a country of just that, a simple life and habits.  Nothing to be in a hurry for.  Instead of looking in the past, all we have to do is look across our oceans for a simple life. 

I appreciate this families determination to be obedient to God even though things were not easy.  They made a challenging mission trip in our eyes, into a wonderful vacation.  The author did not enjoy every aspect of the three years they were there, but she came away with a joy of being blessed.

I recommend this book to anyone thinking about going on a mission trip.  It will reveal what things could happen that may seem unpleasant. But, it can also show what things can lead to an exciting, God inspired passion that you never knew you had.

"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."

Monday, April 1, 2013

You Don't Need a Title to be a Leader by Mark Sanborn

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This was one of those books that I wasn't sure I would enjoy.  It began slow, but the further along I got the better it became. 

It talked about how to make yourself motivated and focused. A trait everyone can benefit from. Throughout it makes the point to eliminate activities that don't add value. 

There is the power of giving where we need to ask others what motivates them.  Who wouldn't be encouraged if you kept all the conversation focused on them?

The main point of the book was dream big, plan small, team up, keep striving and act boldly.These statements may sound obvious, but it is an action that today is not seen enough.

I recommend this book to anyone who interacts directly with others.

"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."