Outlive Your Life By Max Lucado: Inspiring Title Inspiring Thoughts

Saturday, September 11, 2010 Admin 0 Comments

Outlive Your Life: You Were Made to Make A DifferenceTitle:Outlive Your Life
Author: Max Lucado
Published by : Thomas Nelson,


An inspiring piece on leaving an imprint of your life through everyday opportunities. The bible is used in an innovative manner to make us think of the actions we are taking today, to make what we are tomorrow relevant. Max Lucado is a gifted writer, that we already know, this book is another of his masterpieces.

Do you wish you could do more for the poor and the suffering masses, but were afraid that you do not have the resources to do so? Is it difficult for you to give to others? This book tells you how you can by making small contributions, alter the life of others and at the same time leave a legacy of your own. I am no Christian, by faith or by deeds. But Lucado, inspired me to view my life in a whole new light, making me believe in myself and believe that I am God's special creation. Each chapter in this book is an inspiration and for people who have read the bible, the verse at the end of each chapter and the prayer accompanying it will surely make reading this book lighter.

I believe this is one of those books that is relevant in today's warmongering days. A simple message of helping each other to help ourselves and to leave a lasting imprint of our life in the minds of the future generation. Inspiring to say the least!



I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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The Boy who Changed the World: A Review

Thursday, September 09, 2010 Dr. Vishaal Bhat 0 Comments

Title: The Boy Who Changed the World
Author: Andy Andrews
Illustrated by: Philip Hurst
Published by: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Pages: 46

Does anything we do in this world matter? This Children's /Gift book tells us how small gestures and seemingly innocuous daily deeds can cause a ripple effect, leading to much greater things in the future. Every small choice we make in our life can lead to a life changing event for somebody else. A must read book for school going children and adolescents who are the future of this world!!

I received this book in the mail a few days back with a request to review it and give my frank opinion about it. I was a little apprehensive about reading a children's book at first, however when I opened the pages, the illustrations jumped out at me and made a strong impact. Of course from the point of a child, these are the things that matter. Big, Colorful pictures that appeal to the eye always leave a better impression on the young mind, than the same described in a thousand words.


At the heart of this book is the simple premise of a ripple effect, when we throw something out in the world, the ripples it produces can grow and become something great. Whether it be the life changing discovery of  disease resistant crops or holding a child's hand and guiding him/her along a difficult path, can have profound implications in the future. This illustrated story is based upon a book titled "The Butterfly Effect", by the same author and is pretty much a must read for kids of the present generation, brought up on the principle of take but never give back.

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” 






 

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Andy Andrews - The Butterfly Effect: A Book Review

Tuesday, September 07, 2010 Dr. Vishaal Bhat 0 Comments

The Butterfly Effect: How Your Life MattersTitle: The Butterfly Effect
Author: Andy Andrews
Published by: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Pages: 109

A few years back we came across a movie by similar name. The butterfly effect is a book which gives us insight into how things have a tendency to grow larger with each small impetus given to it. Based on the hypothesis proposed by Edward Lorenz in 1939, this book goes on to demonstrate how a small gesture or nudge can create life altering reactions for many people. Basically this book attempts to answer the question in every ones mind consciously or subconsciously :
Do I Really Matter?
Author of the Children's illustrated book - The Boy who Changed the World The butterfly effect makes for a compelling read, demonstrating that what we do matters. Andy Andrews demonstrates how one decision made by a man 150 years ago, has led to a revolution in agrarian life today. It’s a story that will inspire courage and wisdom in the decisions we make, as well as affect the way we treat others through our lifetime. Andrews speaks over 100 times a year, and The Butterfly Effect is his #1 most requested story.



I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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