Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

I highlighted so many things in this book that it glows in the dark. It's not a basketball book. It's not a sports book. It's a book about the secrets of life. Coach Wooden lived to be 99 years old and he wrote this book when he was 87. Reading this book felt like sitting … Continue reading Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

All Things New: Heaven, Earth, and the Restoration of Everything You Love

Warning: This book may permanently alter your life perspective. I had previously read Randy Alcorn's "Heaven" (which I also highly recommend) and where Alcorn's book is more comprehensive in terms of printed research from cover to cover, Eldredge's book paints the picture that Alcorn has mined from Scripture. I didn't want this to end, and … Continue reading All Things New: Heaven, Earth, and the Restoration of Everything You Love

Book Review: Talking to Strangers (Malcolm Gladwell, 2019)

As fascinating and compelling as it is alarming and scary. Using vignettes about Hitler and Castro to evoke emotion and underscore his points, Gladwell makes an astonishing case for our incorrect assumptions about people we don't know very well. In the book he covers the 3 reasons we are unable to correctly read strangers consistently: … Continue reading Book Review: Talking to Strangers (Malcolm Gladwell, 2019)

Book Review: What Would Your Character Do? (Eric Maisel, 2006)

Nice little writing book that was fun to read. Reminded me of a cross between the old "Choose Your Own Adventure" books and a personality test. I'll have to keep this one in my library. It makes a great resource for character development in fiction. The first three chapters serve as an introduction and explanation … Continue reading Book Review: What Would Your Character Do? (Eric Maisel, 2006)

Book Review: Just Jones (Andy Andrews, 2020)

Another winner from Andy Andrews! This particular new release is the third in a series that began with The Noticer in 2009. Although each book in the series stands alone, a couple of the characters appear in all three books: the mysterious "Jones" (Not Mr. Jones, just Jones) and Andy Andrews. The series is unique … Continue reading Book Review: Just Jones (Andy Andrews, 2020)

Book Review: The Best of Me (Nicholas Sparks, 2010)

Books hit different people in different ways. One person may rate a title with five stars while another reader may read the same pages and settle on a one-star rating. I wonder sometimes if perhaps the biggest reason that reading is so popular, yet so subjective, is that people are searching for a story that … Continue reading Book Review: The Best of Me (Nicholas Sparks, 2010)