Book Review: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Haruki Murakami, 2007)

What he talks about when he talks about running: He's talking about the art of continuous improvement, setting goals, and the pursuit of excellence. I found the book to be humble... admirable... self-deprecating... real, and in many points (though I'm most certainly a walker and not a runner) I could identify very strongly with what … Continue reading Book Review: What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Haruki Murakami, 2007)

Book Review: Dream Big (Bob Goff, 2020)

Another great book from Bob Goff! I think what I enjoy most about reading his books is that his writing style seems to match his voice, which is conversational and welcoming, and he comes across as a humble person who just wants to help his readers fulfill their God-given purpose through service to others. In … Continue reading Book Review: Dream Big (Bob Goff, 2020)

Book Review: Steal the Show (Michael Port, 2015)

Solid book of reminders that are worth a look before giving an important speech. The emphasis of the book is on preparation, and the steps included are quite in-depth and, if nothing else, would significantly increase the confidence of the presenter. I would say the target audience for this book is certainly those who speak … Continue reading Book Review: Steal the Show (Michael Port, 2015)

Book Review: The Boys in the Boat (Daniel James Brown, 2013)

"They are almost all gone now--the legions of young men who saved the world in the years just before I was born. But that afternoon, standing on the balcony of Haus West, I was swept with gratitude for their goodness and their grace, their humility and their honor, their simple civility and all the things … Continue reading Book Review: The Boys in the Boat (Daniel James Brown, 2013)