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Kisses from Katie: A Story of Relentless Love and Redemption
This book is written by, and follows the journey of a 19 year old girl who went to live in a village in Uganda after graduating high school in a Tenne ...more
Feb 22, 2012
Jan 07, 2012
Master of the Mountain: Thomas Jefferson and His Slaves
This book made me mad. And it made me want to scrape Jefferson's face off Mount Rushmore. Turns out the man who wrote the Declaration of Independence ...more
Aug 22, 2013
Mar 06, 2013
Crush It!: Why Now Is the Time to Cash In on Your Passion
Occasionally I talk to photographers who have been in business since before the digital revolution and the growth of the internet. They all sound the ...more
Mar 30, 2011
Jun 25, 2010
12: The Elements of Great Managing
This is an excerpt from the blog post I wrote on this book:

I was recently asked by a long-time friend to join a business book club and I jumped at the
May 28, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
This was such a painful book to read. Not because it wasn't good, but because it was a true story about some really hard realities. The author chronic ...more
Apr 10, 2014
Nov 23, 2012
Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job and Your Dream Job
I read this book in one day. It was a great read and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to quit their day job in pursuit of their dream job. It ...more
Jun 02, 2013
Jun 02, 2013
This book is fictional but inspired by the lives of two Catholic priests who travelled to Japan in the 1600s to attempt to encourage secret believers ...more
Jan 28, 2013
Oct 07, 2012
Safely Home
The content & subject matter of this book gets 5 stars. The writing/character development only 2.5. So 3.5/4 stars overall.

I love the window into
Sep 08, 2011
Jan 22, 2011
How Can I Talk If My Lips Don't Move?: Inside My Autistic Mind
The author of this book is an 18 year old with sever autism. He does not speak but can communicate extremely well through writing.

I enjoyed this book
Aug 18, 2012
Aug 10, 2011
The Shack
Sorry to everyone who really liked this book--I just couldn't get past how poorly written and hokey it was. I was going to give it 3 stars when I thou ...more
Dec 24, 2008
Dec 03, 2008
Human Sigma: Managing the Employee-Customer Encounter
Read this for my business book club and glad I did! I read 12: The Elements of Great Managing first and that introduced me to the concept of how to be ...more
Aug 06, 2014
Aug 06, 2014
You Are God's Plan a
This book was written by the President of Kingdom Building Ministries -- a ministry with an amazing vision that has personally impacted my life. I par ...more
May 08, 2013
Jun 02, 2013
Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life
This is a book about celebration and is comprised of short stories and lessons from the author's life. Overall I enjoyed the book. I don't think I con ...more
Aug 26, 2012
Aug 18, 2012
Dangerous: Engaging the People and Places No One Else Will
This book was written by a friend of mine who I met during a discipleship training experience through Kingdom Building Ministries 14 years ago. We spe ...more
Sep 24, 2013
Sep 07, 2013
This book was just ok for me. There were about a dozen times that I laughed out loud... so that was fun. And I loved the sections about working on SNL ...more
Sep 24, 2011
Apr 15, 2011
The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
Such a great book for engaged couples, newlyweds or really anyone. The timeless principle in this book is communicated so clearly and I'm convinced it ...more
Jul 16, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
Gospel Patrons
This book explores the concept of a Gospel Patron -- a person who resources and comes alongside others to help them proclaim the gospel. The author te ...more
Apr 07, 2015
Apr 08, 2015
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time
This book was a really fun read. It is written from the point of view of a 15 year old boy with Asperger's Syndrome which is a form of high functionin ...more
Mar 05, 2010
Oct 24, 2009
Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
This book was a good read. I think it is especially helpful for parents and business leaders. I found the last two chapters to be the most engaging. I ...more
Feb 15, 2013
Jan 18, 2013
Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base
The contents of this book made me angrier than any book I've ever read. It's hard to put into words, but I felt physically sick while reading it. The ...more
Oct 27, 2012
Oct 08, 2012
The Pillars of the Earth  (The Pillars of the Earth, #1)
This book was recommended by two friends as their FAVORITE book of all time so I thought I should read it. In hind-sight, I should have found out a li ...more
Oct 2012
Aug 26, 2012
Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
**spoiler alert** What a great read! This book is about the life of a president who I formerly knew very little about. But it's about more than that. ...more
Jul 08, 2012
Jun 03, 2012
Heaven is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
GOD IS AMAZING!!!! Absolutely floored. Loved it. Can't wait to get there. Please, everyone come with.
Jun 07, 2011
Mar 18, 2011
Wrestling with an Angel
This is a short book that packs a powerful punch. Written by a father of a special needs child, it is a humbling and refreshing account of how he and ...more
Nov 29, 2011
Oct 27, 2011
Me Before You
**spoiler alert** I appreciated how the author painted a picture of what life would be like to live as a quadriplegic.

And that's all I can say about
Mar 03, 2013
Jan 19, 2013
Life After Life
Eh. Not sure what to say about this one. I didn't HATE it, but I'm afraid I didn't love it either. I think it was a bit of a mess for my analytical, l ...more
Feb 19, 2014
Feb 20, 2014
The Reason I Jump: The Inner Voice of a Thirteen-Year-Old Boy with Autism
This is one of the best books on autism I've read for insight into what a person with autism experiences. It was written by a 13-year-old boy with aut ...more
Dec 31, 2013
Jan 03, 2014
Practicing God's Presence: Brother Lawrence for Todays Reader
I'm surprised it took me so long to get around to reading this book but I'm so glad I did! It's a quick, easy read and works well as a devotional. I l ...more
Aug 11, 2014
Nov 30, 2011
Born on a Blue Day: Inside the Extraordinary Mind of an Autistic Savant
This book was utterly fascinating to me. It is an autobiography written by a man with Asbergers - a high-functioning form of autism. He is also a sava ...more
May 21, 2011
Oct 03, 2010
The Orphan Master's Son
First off, I didn't completely finish this book. I got 2/3 of the way through it, the whole time feeling pretty horrified but hoping it would get bett ...more
not set
Jan 07, 2012
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