Category Archives: book review

Tragedy in Sedona – Book Review

Have you ever heard about or maybe even watched unfold a story of seemingly bright people doing spectacularly stupid things and wondered, “Why?” Have you ever seen a group of people following someone like lemmings to their own death or … Continue reading

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Jesus Deficit Disorder

It’s hard to say anything negative about the new book, Jesus Manifesto by Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola. It’s like saying something bad about your Aunt or Kindergarten Teacher. Review-wise you pretty much guarantee you’re a Grinch if you say … Continue reading

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Bored With Jesus

Being sick has given me a lot of time to read. I followed my friend Kathie’s advice – mostly – and stuck with fiction rather than non-fiction. I rarely argue with fiction. One exception to this has been a review … Continue reading

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Keeping People Happy

Let me start this post by saying how much I like Craig Groeschel and the good folks who bring you LifeChurch.tv every week. I’m reading Craig’s new book, “The Christian Athiest”, right now. It’s a great read, practical and confrontational, … Continue reading

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A Slice of Adversity

Here’s an excerpt from the book I reviewed yesterday. It will give you a taste for how the book flows and some of the insights you’ll find in it. Two of my favourite lines come almost at the end of … Continue reading

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As Sparks Fly Up…

Today I’m reviewing my recent read: The Power of Adversity: Tough Times Can Make You Stronger, Wiser, and Better by Al Weatherhead and Fred Feldman Bottom line:“Adversity” reads like a biographical book of proverbs. (…and that’s a good thing.) I … Continue reading

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“Night” Reading

One of the great things about holidays is the chance to do some reading. Yesterday I took along “Night” by Elie Wiesel to finish during a whale watching boat ride. It was about 90 minutes out and 60 minutes back … Continue reading

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An Excellent Read

Here’s one shade of my nerdiness: I love reading books on leadership and business. I don’t believe or take seriously everything I read in them but I usually find them insightful and thought-provoking. I’ve just finished a new book called, … Continue reading

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The Starfish and the Spider

I’ve been reading this book, The Starfish and the Spider, for a few weeks now. It’s an easy read but I’ve been taking my time so I could wrestle with the ideas. For the sake of complete disclosure: the biggest … Continue reading

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A Not Book Review

I’m reading a book right now that’s brilliant. I know it’s brilliant because it agrees with me! 😉 It’s a book on leadership and organization. I’ve got a weird thing for books on that topic and I’m dying to tell … Continue reading

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