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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…

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…

In Financial Peace University, Dave Ramsey says that your income is your most powerful wealth-building tool.

But you can’t build wealth if your income isn’t what it needs to be if it’s not supporting the needs of your family!

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New Job Letter – “day 48” by flickr user: mtjmail | cc by 2.0

There are three books that will help you tremendously on the road to a new job. And they’re not your typical career books, either. Continue Reading…