Sunday, June 19, 2011

Not only for those who dread Mondays

No More Dreaded Mondays by Dan Miller is a classic motivational book for anyone. Although it is written to those who dread going to work on Monday mornings, it will be helpful for anyone who lets it be. In this book, Dan offers great insight on life in order to help the reader discover his, "true calling". He shares stories that are remarkable, statistics that are shocking, and jokes that are funny. I had a hard time putting this book down. And to make this book even better, he does all of this with a Christian perspective, backed up by scripture.

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to improve themselves and the way they think.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

What Are You Waiting For?

What Are You Waiting For is a book aimed at young women to encourage them to remain pure until their wedding day. When I received this book, although I am married, I thought it might contain information that would be beneficial for both me and my husband - it did not. Gresh promises that she has found the secret "that nobody has told you," that sex is a revelation of a much greater love. For me personally, I have been told this since the beginning of my engagement and marriage to my husband. It wasn't new... I do commend Gresh for sharing with her readers the purpose of sex in marriage - between only husband and wife. She also incorporated great statistics that really make one step back and think about our culture. If I were discipling a young girl, this more than likely would not be my first choice of book to give her on this subject.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Saving Your Marriage in 5 minutes a Day

Save your marriage in 5 minutes a day was not the type of book I was necessarily expecting. My husband and I love doing devotionals together, and I believed that this was a book written for you to read 5 minutes a day together with your spouse. Instead, it is a book of strategies that you can complete in 5 minutes to show your spouse love and respect. I was very excited to receive this book in the mail from and was a little disappointed that it was written from a secular perspective. Our marriages are constantly hanging in the balance, and for me, it is imperative to read Christian literature and the bible, rather than waste my time with what the world offers to help your marriage. It never will work apart from Christ. I can’t say if I would recommend this book to a friend…

The Final Summit

While I have loved several of Andy Andrews other books, this one was not my favorite. I must admit, I am not a fiction reader, and thus had a little difficulty getting into and reading this book. While this book is an easy, quick read, nothing was so profound as to impact me personally. I did not read Andy Andrews prequel to this particular piece, and therefore am uncertain if it impacted my reading of this piece. If you are a fiction reader, you might enjoy this much more than I , a non-fiction loving reader, did.

I received this book for free from