[Book] Jumpstart Your Growth by John C. Maxwell

Jumpstart Your Growth (Center Street, 2015)

Jumpstart Your Growth is a 90-day journey to help you grow your leadership influence. Each day is a quick read and completes with an action plan for developing your leadership. In Maxwell style, the book is riddled with quotes, personal application and observations from his growth journey.

The topics include character, knowledge, mentorship, career, and general leadership.

This book is perfect for new leaders, individuals who want to accelerate their personal growth, retirees looking to mentor someone or just about anyone.

"Time moves in one direction, memory in another." - William Gibson
"In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd." - Miguel de Cervantes
[Book] The Heart Reader

The Heart Reader (Thomas Nelson, 2002)

The Heart Reader is a touching, fictional story that focuses on Sam, John, and Kate. During a frightening dream, Sam finds that God has given him the supernatural gift of hearing the real longing of the spiritual soul.

Using this new gift, Sam (with the help of his pastor, John) set out to lead souls to Christ. The story follows the journey of Sam as he leads people to Christ, and in so doing starts a revival in his small community.

When his new gift unexpectedly is taken away from him, Sam is comforted with his fears of reaching out to people, seeing their needs and leading others to Christ.

This book is very touching, and it causes the reader to stop and think about their mortality, and make peace with their soul.

The book is small and can be read on a short flight or in a morning. I found the book to be encouraging and challenging all at the same time. I hope you enjoy the book.

"It is not enough to have a good mind; the main thing is to use it well." - Rene Descartes