Steveo's books

Outliers: The Story of Success
Buyology: Truth and Lies About Why We Buy and the New Science of Desire
The Shack
The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out
The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth am I Here for?
The Prayer of Jabez:  Breaking Through to the Blessed Life
My Utmost for His Highest: Traditional Updated Edition
Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality
The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate
90 Minutes in Heaven
Crazy Love: Overwhelmed by a Relentless God
A Wrinkle in Time
The Six Sigma Way
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life
The Hole in Our Gospel: What does God expect of Us?  The Answer that Changed my Life and Might Just Change the World
The Hunger Games
Mere Christianity
Cash: The Autobiography
Catching Fire

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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Review of The Red Letters Project

The Red Letter Project is well worth listening to. My favorite band growing up would always have scriptures associated with their songs so this music was easy for me to enjoy. With all the words straight from the Bible it will without a doubt become one of my favorites to listen to. Also, this will help you memorize scriptures. The music style is mostly rock and roll but do not let that become a stumbling block to not trying it out.

Tyndale House Publishers has provided you with a complimentary copy of this product.


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Breakthrough to Clarity Bible Contest and Giveaway

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How to Build a Life-Changing Men's Ministry: Practical Ideas and Insights for Your Church Review

This book is absolute must for any church starting, redoing or jump starting their men’s ministry. The author, Steve Sonderman, has taken the successes and failures of men’s ministry from his experiences as well as others to help create building blocks for churches to follow. It is great to have a book where you do not have to reinvent the wheel for a men’s ministry. This is a great tool for creating a successful men’s ministry.

There is a lot of information so to read it one time would be a disservice for you and your church. I will be reading this over and over again to soak up as much of the information I can.

I received this complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers

How to Build a Life-Changing Men's Ministry: Practical Ideas and Insights for Your Church
Steve Sonderman
ISBN: 0764207482


Monday, March 22, 2010

The Map: The Way of All Great Men review

I normally do not read fiction so I knew going into reading The Map that I would need to prepare myself for a little fiction. It was well worth the preparation. The first half of the book is fiction and the second half is not. I really enjoyed the adventure of the first half of the book in finding “the map”. This helped set the stage for the second half of the book which shows us three journeys in a man’s life.
This is a must read for any man wanting to understand his role in life. Understanding the three journeys will help any man bring balance to his life and deeper understanding of himself. While reading about the journeys and related stories for each one, gave me some much needed insight about events that happened in my life. It helped to look back on these events and realize what I could have done differently or the person going through that event could have done differently.
This book will definitely help me in the future. I plan on reading it over again every six months so I can stay on track and find new ideas that I might have missed from the previous reads.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their 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

The Map: The Way of All Great Men
by David Murrow
ISBN: 0785227628