Quotes to Live By

If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
(John Quincy Adams)

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. (Aristotle)

Every artist was first an amateur. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude. (Thomas Jefferson)

It takes ten years to build up a reputation, but only five minutes to ruin one. (Anonymous)

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Disguised as a Book

Charles E. John's book: No Small Change was recommended to me from a friend. I was excited as I sent for it through the Book Crash program. Imagine my excitement when that book arrived in the mail.

I read the introduction and then the first story. I was absolutely confused. As I scanned through the whole book, reading one story at a time, I was dually disappointed in the content.

I was surprised that the book's synopsis did not match the book's content. I'm overwhelmingly disappointed by the author.

It was more like reading a rant about his life and his stories and his thoughts. I don't have to be famous like him to write a book about the things that happen in my life either.

But I do not recommend this book to anyone else.

the description on the back of the book reads:
we often act as if God hides so well that signs of the divine presence are reserved for Hallelujah moments: burning bushes, transcendent music, sunsets, benign test results or rescue of one kind or another. this book contains tales of people, places and things that can either pass unnoticed or can become elemental moments to change the way we experience God. each of the stories illustrates a way in which the ordinary can open the door to an engagement with the divine. No Small Change is an invitation to pay attention to the grace that envelops us, God's persistent presence which longs to be embraced.

 ***I received this book from the publisher through BookCrash in exchange for an honest review***

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