Category: Book Review / Insight

Top Ten Quotes: Gentle and Lowly

How ironic that a book titled Gentle and Lowly came charging onto the scene like a bull in a china shop. It has captured the attention of hundreds of thousands of believers. Its presence has...

Top Ten Quotes: Confronting Christianity

I recently wrapped up Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion, and I was immediately confronted by three things: Rebecca McLaughlin is crazy-smart and well-researched.I’m not smart enough to be in her...

Top Ten Quotes: Range

I tend to pick a subject and go deep. That’s why this blog is chock full of subject matter in the realm of guest services…I like to figure out all the nuances of that topic....

Top Ten Quotes: The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry

Out of all the books I read last year, few were as convicting and painful and needed and immediately applicable as John Mark Comer’s The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry: How to Stay Emotionally Healthy and...

2020 Year in Review: Books

Earlier I shared the top ten most-read posts of 2020. Today it’s time for my top ten reads to have their turn. I’ve stuck with my minimum :30 per day this year, though I’ve added...

Top Ten Quotes: Bet on Talent

I’m a fan of Dee Ann Turner. She retired a couple of years ago from Chick-fil-A after serving as VP of Talent and VP of Sustainability. Her previous book It’s My Pleasure dove into culture-making...

Top Ten Quotes: Every Good Endeavor

Many of us have a love/hate relationship with work. I am a self-professed workaholic, but even someone like me – who really, really enjoys my job – can get to the end of many days...

Top Ten Quotes: Sticky Leaders

Larry Osborne is one of my faves. Wise, winsome, and practical, I’ve learned so much for him over the years. (His book Sticky Teams ranks among the best leadership books I’ve ever read.) That’s why...

Top Ten Quotes: The Volunteer Effect

It’s not often that I know the authors who are behind the books that are behind the Top Ten Quotes series. Yes, it would be great to say I’m besties with John Stott, Susan Cain,...

Top Ten Quotes: Humble Roots

Last year I was introduced to Hannah Anderson via All That’s Good: Recovering the Lost Art of Discernment. I immediately embraced her writing style: lyrical, flowing, something that transports you to a slower pace, and...

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