Monday, November 18, 2013

Book Review | The Final Summit by Andy Andrews


Just finished reading The Final Summit by Andy Andrews. Andy uses a fictional story or parable like approach in explaining some principles on improving ourselves. He uses famous people in history as folks who provide and look to a living person today, David, to provide the message. This was my first Andy Andrews book, and while I like his podcasts, I am still contemplating what I think of this book. It was an entertaining way to provide a message.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Book Review | Max on Life : Answers to Your Most Important Questions by Max Lucado

In Max On Life: Answers and Insights to Your Most Important Questions
Max on Life provides insight from Max Lucado. Most who have read books on spiritual subjects have most likely read one of his books. Lucado has a very conversational style of writing and his advise on various subjects is written in the same fashion. If you enjoy his writing and other books, you will enjoy reading on Max's responses to life questions as a Christian.

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I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Book Review Blogger 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.”

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Book Review | Doing Virtuous Business : The Remarkable Success of Spiritual Enterprise by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch

Doing Virtuous Business: The Remarkable Success of Spiritual Enterpriseprovides a view of how businesses can operate in a 'virtuous' state and be profitable. Malloch lays out examples using what he calls hard virtues of leadership, courage, patience, perseverance and discipline. He continues with soft virtues of justice, forgiveness, compassion, humility and gratitude. If you are looking for how to consider ways to change how you may adjust how you are operating your business to move to a virtuous state, this book is a start in laying out a foundation of examples.
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I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Book Review Blogger 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.”

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Back from A Break

On a bit of a hiatus with the blogging and time to begin again. Look for new post over the week and I will be getting motivated to post more.

Ted
Twitter @tedkinzer

Monday, March 14, 2011

Book Review | The Power Based Life : Realize Your Life's Goals and Dreams by Strenghthening Your Body, Mind, and Spirit by Mike Flynt

Mike Flynt provides a boost of positive thinking and stories to challenge the reader to improve themselves in the The Power-Based Life: Realize Your Life's Goals and Dreams by Strengthening Your Body, Mind, and Spirit

I was inspired as I read and a few of the chapters stuck out for me. First, was to understand that my difficulties and how I approach them can influence others and may allow them to handle a similar problem. Remembering that others are watching your response to life around you. One of the other points was to practice mercy. Remembering how I treat others when they make mistakes or need assistance. You never know when life may repay you. Finally, taking care of myself and remembering that I will reap what I sow, with health, money and relationships.



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I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Book Review Blogger 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.”

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Sunday, January 2, 2011

Book Review | The American Patriot's Almanac - Daily Readings on America

Thomas Nelson has published an update to The American Patriot's Almanac: Daily Readings on America. Bennett and Cribb provide a compilation of various works to provide a base on American political based literature. The structure is intended to take the reader the course of a year to complete all of the readings. Being a new year, a great time to pick up a copy and begin a reading journey.

If you are looking for a structured reading approach, Bennett and Cribb have an easy format to follow. I wonder how much our thinking would change if we read a book of this type each year including our Constitution and Bill of Rights? Probably would help to check our own personal interpretation of the basis for our country.

Have a great New Year!!

Take this opportunity to revisit the Constitution.



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I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Book Review Blogger 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.”

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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Book Review : Living Life In The Zone: A 40-Day Spiritual Game Plan for Men by Kyle Rote Jr. and Dr Joe Pettigrew

Role and Pettigrew provide a sports based devotional for men with Living Life in the Zone: A 40-Day Spiritual Gameplan for Men
. Looking for a devotional that plays with the sports angle and combines with a daily Biblical reading and questions on how application? This may be a book to add to your reading plan for the year.

While not a sports fanatic, the book does provide questions on various areas of your life for improvement including improving yourself, your marriage, how you communicate with your children.

How many men put more emphasis on sports or even hobbies without considering the time they invest the same level of commitment to their family?



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I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their Book Review Blogger 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.”

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