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Finding Favor: God’s Blessings Beyond Health, Wealth, and Happiness officially releases TODAY.
I had the privilege of reading an early release of this new book by Brian Jones. Here’s part of my Amazon review:
People often look at God like Santa Claus. Prayers are sent God’s way like little kids making a list for Santa Claus the weeks before Christmas. When God doesn’t provide exactly what they wanted, people become discouraged, desperate, and disillusioned.
When I initially picked up a copy of Finding Favor, I was a bit skeptical. I’m one of those people who have prayed for healing, for conflict resolution, and for provision. Some of those prayers have been answered; however, many prayers weren’t answered – at least not in the way I desired and expected.
In Finding Favor, my perspective on prayer and God’s response to prayer was challenged and changed….
To read the rest of my review, go to Amazon.
Better yet, do yourself a favor and pick up a copy of yourself. Click here to order now.
We all make mistakes.
We say stupid things. We do things we shouldn’t do. And we even think things that aren’t right.
We can learn from our mistakes, or we can wallow in them.
Unless I am mistaken (I couldn’t help it), The Book of Mistakes – 9 Secrets to Creating a Successful Future by Skip Prichard releases tomorrow.
I had the privilege of reading the book ahead of release as part of the launch team for the book. I really liked the way Prichard weaves important life lessons we all need into the story of David, a young man struggling with contentment and passion for life.
This is a book that needs to be shared. In its pages, you’ll find common sense truths we all must learn and hear over and over again.
In The Book of Mistakes, you will be shown how to live a life that matters – a life that learns from mistakes, a life filled with hope, and a life that impacts others for generations.
Congrats, Skip Prichard, on your new book!
“Live a life that matters, a life of light and of love and of hope. Your choices can either become the wings of your success or the bars that imprison you in a life of mediocrity.”
My wife and kids will tell you that I’m a bit of a book hoarder. I love getting books in the mail, and I love supporting other authors. I especially love to promote these books when they have an impact on my life.
Despite the fact that I am getting ready to release my own book (December 5th – Rooftop Reflections – go to rooftopreflections.com to find out more information), I have felt disappointment and discouragement regarding my own writing consistency. I’ve allowed the busyness of life and other activities to take me away from my passion for day-to-day writing.
Andi’s new book provided the right encouragement and reminders I needed to take a new look at my writing and my approach to writing.
In Love Letters to Writers, you’ll find 52 chapters or letters designed to challenge and encourage your writing. I love the way each letter spoke to me and brought me back to a place in my writing experience where I thrived. If you are a writer who needs a little (or a lot) encouragement, this book is for you.
If you are not a writer but you are someone who is trying to develop a daily discipline in your life, I think you’ll find Love Letters to Writers helpful.
Pickup a copy of Love Letters to Writers today!
I don’t want to get to the end of my life with gas left in my tank. I also don’t want to make it to the end of my life with the feeling that I wasted my life.
I want my life to matter. I want to make a difference. And I want to give my all to my purposes and passions.
With this in mind, I am developing an exit strategy for life. My goal isn’t to exit this world early. Instead, I want to have lived my life to the fullest when I do exit this world.
When I received my copy of Ellory Wells‘ new book, Exit Strategy, I was excited to see how it related to my own thoughts on exit strategy. I was intrigued by the sub-title, “The Exact Tactics to Transition from Where You Have to Be to Where You Want to Be.”
In Exit Strategy, Ellory tells his story of leaving corporate America and starting up his own business. As I read his story, I got the clear picture that Ellory (like me) wants to do something amazing with his life, and he’s not content to simply exist. I liked this part of the book!
Exit Strategy then maps out process for launching your own business – for doing your own thing. Ellory provides a step-by-step process for starting a business in today’s web-driven world. This isn’t just theory. Ellory’s instructions are based on his own experience and on the experience of his clients.
I know the instructions work, because I have been following much of this material over the past year as I have been working with Ellory with some of my own pursuits.
If you are thinking about stretching into a new business pursuit, I’d recommend you pick up a copy of Exit Strategy. Then I’d recommend you send Ellory an email (his email is in the book). I know he’d love to help you!
Whether you are thinking about starting a new business or not, I’d challenge you to think about your own exit strategy.
When I was a child, my parents measured my growth by marking my height on the door frame of one of the rooms in our house. I could see growth happening, because my mark kept getting higher on the wall. I eventually passed my mother. Then I passed my father. And eventually, my mark on the wall was over 6’5″ above the floor.
When it comes to my height, I stopped growing many years ago. But this doesn’t mean I stopped growing. I still pride myself on my appetite for personal growth. I read books. I listen to podcasts. I watch educational videos. And I hang out with smart people. I participate in these activities to make sure I keep growing.
Personal growth doesn’t happen by accident. If you want to grow (or STRETCH as I like to say), you have to be intentional.
Today, I’m excited to announce the release of Dan Black’s new eBook, The Little Book of Personal Growth.
In the short book, Dan unpacks the meaning of personal growth, and he provides a road map for helping readers create their own plan for personal growth. The book outlines the five stages of personal growth. Then Dan unveils the ten core benefits of engaging in regular personal growth. He discusses the components necessary for personal growth.
Dan does a great job recognizing that we have different learning styles. He describes nine methods readers can use for their own personal growth. And finally, he walks readers through a simple step-by-step process for developing a personal growth plan that will take you to higher heights on your personal growth chart.
(Please note: I received a preview copy of The Little Book of Personal Growth for free as a gift from Dan Black in exchange for my pre-purchase of his new eBook and for my agreement to participate on his launch team for this book. I was not required to provide a favorable review. I believe this book can be a helpful tool for being more intentional with your life and your personal growth.
Also to note: There are affiliate links in this post. Should you purchase The Little Book of Personal Growth by clicking one of these links, I receive a small percentage of the purchase. These funds are used to support The Stretched Blog and to extend ministry and missions to Guatemala. Thank you!)