Dare To Dream

Dare To Dream

MY TAKE: This book is a gem. So easy to read or listen to, so full of wisdom and encouragement, laced with spiritual gold through and through. Mike Slaughter is pastor of Ginghamsburg Church, the fourth largest United Methodist congregation in the United States. In Dare To Dream: Creating A God-sized Mission Statement For Your Life he shares from all he has learned in over 30 years fostering hos congregation and advancing the kingdom of God. Mike is an excellent communicator and has clearly spent many years incubating and refining lessons God has taught him in the arena of visionary...

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The Global Orphan Crisis

The Global Orphan Crisis

“The Global Orphan Crisis” by Diane Lynn Elliott is a comprehensive introduction to the world of at risk children, orphans, human trafficking and gender equality. All of these issues are inter-related, and author Diane Lynn Elliot does a tremendous job researching, informing and explaining these issues in a scholarly, encyclopedic fashion. This is the single most informative and challenging book I have read on the subject, and I highly recommend it as a reference tool for concerned citizens and social entrepreneurs who want to grasp the full scope of the orphan crisis. Laced throughout the...

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A Good Calibrating Read | well balanced world changer

A Good Calibrating Read | well balanced world changer

MY TAKE: A Good Calibrating Read for Driven World Changers. GBN Rating: ★★★★★ From the first paragraph to the last, “The Well Balanced World Changer: A Field Guide For Staying Sane While Doing Good” seeks to challenge and encourage the busy, multitasking, driven individual to GET REAL, DIG IN, and BE SMART. This book is one big pep-talk on taking inventory of your life and making important changes that will help you work more effective and finish the race. I like Sarah Cunningham’s style. She reminds me a bit of Seth Godin. Punchy, tenacious...

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The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan

MY TAKE: Power Packed Primer on healthy living. The Daniel Plan, co-authored By Rick Warren, Dr. Daniel Amen and Mark Hymen, is a power packed primer on healthy living, encouraging the reader to develop a healthy lifestyle in the context of community.   Get THE DANIEL PLAN on Kindle This book is clearly a team effort. The three authors bring a rich portfolio of expertise to the table: Dr. Amen, author of many numerous books on brain health, really knows his stuff and in this book provides a wealth of excellent advice about nutrients, foods and exercises that optimize health. Dr. Mark...

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In The Secret Service

In The Secret Service

MY TAKE: Biography at its best. I couldn’t put the book down. As a secret service agent from 1962-1985,  Jerry Parr led an adrenalin filled life and met a lot of interesting people. This book is brimming with anecdotes, up close encounters, and interesting facts. But what impressed me the most was the depth with which Jerry, with the help of his wife and co-author Carolyn, shares his own life experience, beginning with the boy who longed for  solid father figure to the man who dedicated his life to serve and rescue others. There is something about authenticity that calls people to...

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The One Year Book of Amish Peace

The One Year Book of Amish Peace

MY TAKE: A Celebration of Simplicity. The Amish are an intentionally simple people. The build their lives around rhythms of grace, marked by days, weeks and seasons, and disciplines that effect every area of life. In this remarkable devotional, author Tricia Goyer sets out to draw the reader into the Amish world.  A world class blogger and author of over 35 books and nominated for the coveted Gold Medallion Book Award, Goyer is an accomplished writer and much more. Her ability to research and organize and keep things clear and simple pays off with this gem. Get the One Year Book of Amish...

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