Category Archives: Books

Being Healthy

Last night my beautiful wife treated me to a ticket to hear Douglas Coupland read. Coupland is this year’s Massey Lectures presenter. Resolutely being himself he turned the typical 5 part lecture into a story, a book really, that is … Continue reading

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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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What Kind of Story Are You In?

One of my favourite movies, and most blogged about, is Stranger Than Fiction. The main character, Harold, finds himself living a narrated life. He literally hears a voice telling him what he’s doing, what he’s thinking and what he’s going … Continue reading

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Quitting Christianity

Author Anne Rice announced that she’s leaving Christianity. When she announced that she’d met Jesus a few years ago and come to faith, which she practices in the Roman Catholic tradition, it was quite a hoo-haa. Anne is the author … 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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Where Are You Now Class of ’81?

This is a follow up to yesterday. Clearly, from the responses, yesterday’s post wasn’t of great interest but I’m doing this follow up because, well, I can. 🙂 I’d love to interview my graduating class and write this book. I … 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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So What Are You Doing Out There?

I went home yesterday afternoon for a prayer and worship gathering with friends. It was hard to leave but I had an issue to sort out and the rain was coming this way so I shut windows, locked doors and … 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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