July 7, 2016

Recent Reads


The Most Excellent Way to Lead by Perry Noble. When I think about leadership books I think of things like vision, data, and result language. It can be overwhelming, and even at times focusing one elements that are not priorities to living a leader-like life in my opinion. The Most Excellent Way to Lead purposefully shifts the focus back to the priorities to leading not just others but oneself as well.

Normally I don't read too many leadership type books, but of the handful that I have, I can say that this has been one of my favorites! This book was a breeze to read through and I greatly appreciate how Noble boils down great leadership into the simple values Christ gives us in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 with a great deal of heart as well as truth. One of my favorite things is his tweet-able leadership statements to remember at the end of each chapter.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher, Tyndale, through the 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 Story of God's Love For You by Sally Lloyd Jones. I don't think you can be a Christian (I'm kidding--not) and not love Sally Lloyd Jone's Jesus Storybook Bible for Children--even if your an adult. Jones has such a beautiful way of sharing the many stories of Jesus in simple, yet profound ways that can be enjoyed not just by children but adults alike, and now her work from the Jesus Storybook Bible have been transferred into this collection especially for her older readers like you and I. Every story found in the original children's book can be found in The Story of God's Love For You with an accompanying scripture.

I can assure you this book is receiving a prominent place out in the open for all the adults in the house to enjoy without embarrassment. It's better than many (if not all) your run of the mill devotionals garnering folks coffee tables--but I may be a bit tad biased--I cannot recommend you picking up a copy any higher than I already have. Fall in love with Sally Lloyd Jones gentle, beautiful retelling of the most wonderful stories found in the gospels.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com 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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Wonderland: A Coloring Book Inspired by Alice's Adventures by Amily Shen. For the lover of British literature, tea, and the outlandish, this is your adult coloring book from the hand of Taiwanese artist Amily Shen. You'll have roughly 80 pages--including the front and dust cover--in this sturdy bound book to color Alice's many adventures in wonderland to your heart's content. Various passages from the original book are sporadically placed throughout the book as well. My only complaint, which I've found true for most adult coloring books I've come across, is that sometimes the spaces are so small that it makes it difficult to color my own patterns and shading--something the industry as a whole should work on in my opinion.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Blogging for Books, as part of Waterbrook Multnomah‘s Book Review Blogger 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.

2 comments :

  1. I've not taken any part in the current coloring book trend but I do see it everywhere these days! Glad you had fun with this coloring book, Natalie - it does look pretty. :)

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  2. Hi Natalie! I've missed your book reviews! I didn't know Sally Lloyd Jones came out with a new book! I will definitely look into it! I LOVE the Jesus Storybook Bible!!

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