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Academic Career: The Professor is In book reviewI recently read the book The Professor is In by Karen Kelsky. Though I don’t agree with her worldview, I do appreciate how she describes the tenure-track professor/academic career environment, especially in the humanities. Continue Reading…

Watch this encouraging video if you’re in a journey to get rid of debt.

“This book speaks to my journey….I couldn’t believe how it spoke to me.”—Rodney Sheley

Watch the video above, or read the following transcript of Rodney’s video testimonial/book review of A Couple with Common Cents:

Hi, I’m Rodney Sheley.

I want to talk to you about a very special book that really ministered to me in my life. It’s called A Couple with Common Cents. The reason I want to talk to you about this book: it’s not just for couples, not just for people planning on getting married. It’s for anybody who is thinking about taking a spiritual move and taking hold of their finances and just experiencing the abundant life right here on earth (you don’t have to wait to come into the fullness of God, until you die, thank God!). Continue Reading…

the-seed-book-coverDo you enjoy allegories? The Seed – A True Myth by Erik Guzman has multiple layers to its allegory. Guzman put much time into crafting the story(ies) within this book.

In this book you will discover how deeply rooted the lies about our identity go in our lives, and how deeply loved we are by our Father as He continually draws us to Himself.
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Living Forward book reviewIn March I read the excellent new book, Living Forward, by Michael Hyatt and Daniel Harkavy. I invited my boss to go through the book with me as well. After I read the book I immediately began to implement the authors’ recommendations.

Living Forward is a book that brings both your heart and mind together to determine what you really want in life and to chart a course to get there. Unlike any other nonfiction business book I’ve read, this book stops you in your tracks to compare your daily actions with what you want your legacy to be. (Just wait until you read chapters 4 and 5. They’ll give you a brand new perspective on your life’s work!)

“The question is not, ‘Will you leave a legacy?’ but ‘What kind of legacy will you leave?’” Living Forward, p. 61

You will discover these direct benefits of reading the book:

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For all the newly engaged couples and newlyweds this spring, learn from those who have gone before you.

If Stupid Was Illegal We’d Be in Jail: Our Personal Journey through Financial Stupidity by Ryan and Dawn Brewer is a first-person narrative of the mistakes a young couple (them) made in the first ten years of marriage. This book is a short read; it will take you no longer than 90 minutes to get through the Brewer’s story and lessons they learned.

They’re very open about those lessons that they learned in their early years of marriage. Some of the lessons they learned include Continue Reading…

Have you hand a yearning to make your faith—and life—simpler? One that is not mass-produced or commercialized?

John J. Thompson explores these themes in his 2014 book, Jesus, Bread, and Chocolate: Crafting a Handmade Faith in a Mass-Market World. The book is part memoir, part cultural reflection, and part prescriptive. Continue Reading…