Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Joltin Life

This book starts well, but doesn't keep up the intensity.  Big on broad concepts, light on detailed instructions. Could be just the inspiration you need to seek out the next steps.

Jolt! is a book about changing your life.  The author offers 25 "Jolts" to your system that are aimed to shake you out of your comfort zone, pull you out of the rut you've fallen into, and set you on the path towards your dream life.

At least, that's the idea.

The author is very inspirational, but despite promising to be different than the mass of self-help books out there by not just offering feel-good motivational speech, but actual nitty-gritty how-tos - the book ends up being mostly just that.  A pep talk before the big game as opposed to the actual game plan.

If you are looking for motivation and inspiration, this may be the book for you.  If you are looking for a life coach style plan for change - you won't find that here.

I received this book from booksneeze for free to review.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Rad Together

Radical together was one of the best books I have read in a long time.

In his book Radical Together David Platt shares that Christians need to stop claiming to be a Christian and start being a Christian, in a much less blunt way of saying it, and shows us where he gets this information from in scripture. Along with this he gives the motivation to do this as well. The last two years I have been a program called Masters Commission and in this program we are encouraged to do everything that is shared in this book, so being obedient to the authorities placed over me I have done it. After reading this book the motivation to do the things told to me is much greater because of Radical Together and the impact it has made on my life. I now reach out to the people around me with a since of purpose and because I want to now, not just because I have to for the program that I am in. Even if you think that this book is for those that are leading the church you should check out this book because it is a great read for any level of Christian. And this book will help bring you to a completely new level in your walk with God.

I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”