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.