“The Message” (the Bible in contemporary language)

bibleI truly love the Bible, but for reasons different than one might think. While it is the narrative foundation for my convictions and beliefs, I love the Bible as an amazing work of literature, poetry, symbolism and world view. I continually find myself amazed by this compilation of 66 books written by at least 39 authors over a period of approximately 1,500 years. I know there are so many arguments about the missing books, potential contradictions, edits made by those in authority, credibility of authors, manipulated translations, et cetera. None of these discussions take away from my love for this work. Continue reading ““The Message” (the Bible in contemporary language)”

Review of “What the Dog Saw” – Malcolm Gladwell

whatTheDogSawI have enjoyed the more focused works of Gladwell including Tipping Point, Blink and Outliers. What the Dog Saw makes a significant break from the style and pointed direction of these best sellers. Since the mid-90s, Gladwell has been a writer for the popular magazine, The New Yorker. Continue reading “Review of “What the Dog Saw” – Malcolm Gladwell”

Review of “Outliers” – Malcolm Gladwell

OutliersWe all love the stories of people who work their way up from the bottom. We aspire to the greatness of the elite. In Outliers, we examine these extreme success stories very closely. Our careful study shows a common theme – all outliers were willing to make a move and work very hard, but perhaps more importantly, they are presented with unprecidented opportunities of timing, race, culture, location, etc. In essence they were blessed with a perfect set of circumstances completely outside their contol. Continue reading “Review of “Outliers” – Malcolm Gladwell”

Review of The Traveler’s Gift – Andy Andrews

travelersgiftI obviously found a significant amount of value in The Visitor bc I went out and picked up another book by Andrews the next day. This one took a bit longer to read, but that is not due to a lack of interest on my part. This book required me to slow down and think. I believe I underlined more in this book than any other I have read before. It’s not that anything lifechanging was reveald to me for the first time, it’s more like truth that I have always known was affirmed and applied in a lifechanging way. The seven truths carefully gifted from well known historical and spiritual figures are – Continue reading “Review of The Traveler’s Gift – Andy Andrews”

Quotes from “The Traveler’s Gift” – Andy Andrews

andyandrews“Failure exists only for the person who quits.”

“The words ‘It’s not my fault’ have been written on the gravestones of unsuccessful people ever since Eve bit the apple.”

“God did not give me the ability to always make right decisions, but He has enabled me to make a decision and then make it right.”

“In times of adversity, I will not have a problem to deal with; I will have a choice to make.” Continue reading “Quotes from “The Traveler’s Gift” – Andy Andrews”