Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Business for the Glory of God by Wayne Grudem

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in audio form from This review is my own and I was not persuaded to give a certain review.*

I really enjoyed listening to this book. The reader did a wonderful job of keeping a good pace and rhythm. It made listening quite easy and comprehending what was being read also easy. With a subject like this, having a great resource that is simple and easy to comprehend, is a great plus.

I would recommend that employees listen to this as it will encourage to be faithful to their employers whom God has set over them. I also recommend that employers listen to this to be sure they are in line with how they treat, and use, their employees.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Up, Down, or Sideways by Mark Sanborn

This is a fantastic book and should be read by all those who want some very practical advice on how to succeed. Mr. Sanborn is a great communicator and his communication style comes through very well in this book.

First, Mr. Sanborn pulls no punches; he tells it like it is. However, there is a teacher-like style to his writing. He doesn't write to persuade but rather to encourage. Also, he really wants his readers to succeed and writes with this intent. This is one of the reasons why he is so successful himself as a writer and communicator.

Second, the book is simple in its language. There are no theories or "new" ideas. Rather there are practical and simple ideas that when practiced produce results. I found myself saying, "That's so easy...but why don't I practice it?". This book may cause those moments many times.

With that, I am going to pass along this book to others and would encourage you to buy one for yourself.

*This review is mine own. I did receive a complimentary copy from Tyndale House Publishers of this book or ARC but was in no way instructed to give a positive or negative view.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Praying the Bible into Your Life by Stormie Omartian (audiobook)

I really enjoyed how short and simple the book which made it much easier to listen to as my day progressed. The way in which the audio was done made listening easy and it really kept my attention.

The reader of the book had a great flow and rhythm which allowed the book to move smoothly from section to section. The clarity was also well done so that I did not have to strain or turn the volume higher to listen effectively.

However, I think I would have preferred a male voice to read some of the sections. The female reader did a great job but it seemed that the softness of the feminine wasn't powerful enough for me on certain passages; just a personal preference.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Powerful Story

*I received a copy of this book via in exchange for this review. The review is my own and I was not prejudiced to write a positive or negative review.*

This was a very moving and powerful story. I was greatly encouraged to see how Dr. Carver handled such hatred and mockery by doing what he knew God created him to do.
To see how a man such as Dr. Carver showed so much concern for all of God's creation, both human and non-human, was so profound that I found myself wondering, "why do I now think as such?".

Being born into an era were racial hatred was predominant, should have caused much animosity for white people. Yet, Dr. Carver rose above it all and was instrumentally used by God for great success.

I highly recommend this book to those in upper class high school who seek encouragement to follow the passion God has given them. You will be tested and reading about a man who was greatly tested should give hope that with God all things are possible.