Monday, November 24, 2014

Asking for Wisdom!

In his new book, Ask It: The Question that will Revolutionize how you make Decisions by Andy Stanley is a reprint of an older book entitled, The Best Question Ever.  The revised edition adds one section, while deleting the section on money.  In addition, Ask It also contains a Study Guide in the back of the book which has about 6-8 questions for each chapter.  There are 22 chapters, averaging about 8 pages.

This is an easy to read book, filled with a great deal of logic.  That's one of the strengths of Andy Stanley when writing his books.  They are filled with logic, easy to read, and they make sense in our day to day lives.

In this book he addresses the most important question you can ask, the question which will revolutionize your life because you make better decisions.  He leads the reader to Ephesians 5:15-17 ~

15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. (ESV)

Stanley believes the best question to ask is, “What is the wise thing to do?”  He goes on to give practical advice in a casual, easy to read manner.  This book is helpful as we make decision after decision which dramatically impact our lives.

I received a review copy of this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.

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Monday, November 17, 2014

Practical and Timely!

In his book, What Am I Supposed to Do with My Life?: God's Will Demystified, Johnnie Moore has written a very practical book.  The premise behind this book were Moore’s years as the Campus Pastor at Liberty University.  The question he seeks to address is one so many Christians struggle with.  If I’m doing all I can to obediently follow Christ, then ‘why is it so difficult to know what God wants me to do?’

We’ve all gone through that dilemma.  Moore discusses a good friend who made a decision between two good things, but to this day still does not know if he made the right choice.  That is disconcerting, and more than that causes us to have doubts about our decisions and God’s presence and role in our lives.

We all want to make a difference in the world, especially in our sphere of the world, but when we feel stymied, even paralyzed to do God’s will, it impacts us in a negative way.  Moore attempts to guide the reader to better understand God’s presence in the midst of our uncertainty.

This book is easy to read, not overly theological, and is filled with many stories which help bring home his points.  I do not believe Moore is beating up the reader, rather he is encouraging the reader not to become discouraged when we are confused.  He reminds us it is about who you are and what God is doing in your life right now.

I would highly recommend this book to those who want to do a little self-discovery so they can better follow God’s will and plan for their lives.

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Fascinating Book!!

The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks by Bruce Feldman, was a great book.  Initially I thought this was a book about some of the current NFL quarterbacks.  However, while Feldman discusses many quarterbacks, the purpose of the book is to discover 'how a quarterback is created.' 

With that in mind, Feldman went on a discovery process to learn about the process.  He met with former NFL quarterback and ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer and began a process of intense learning.  He came away amazed at Dilfer's knowledge and ability to spot the good and not so good in quarterbacks.  Ultimately this was a book which revealed the process young athletes go through to become an elite quarterback.

Feldman learned about the Elite 11 Camp for the best of the best high school quarterbacks, the processes they go through, the personal coaches they utilize and how talent is defined.  

In the end, if you are into football, the behind the scenes aspect, I highly recommend The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks.  This is really a fascinating look at what happens behind the scenes for the elite quarterbacks, and the people who train them and their programs as well.

I received a review copy of this book from the Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.

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