Friday, June 29, 2012

Helpful Reading in 2012

Top 5 most helpful books for me in 2012 (so far)...

5. Under the Unpredictable Plant 
"The storm either exposes the futility of our work (as in Jonah) or confirms it (as in Paul).  In either case, the storm forces the awareness that God constitutes our work, and it disabused us of any suggestion that in our work we can avoid or manipulate God."

4.Kings Cross
"When you forgive it's agony.  Why?  Instead of making the other person suffer, you're absorbing the cost yourself.  You aren't trying to get your reputation back by tearing their reputation down.  You are forgiving them and it is costing you.  That's what forgiveness is.  True forgiveness always entails suffering."

No quote, just the observation as I was reading this book that some people survive disasters because they've been through disasters before... they've become "disaster experts".  I've been through a few things... I'm currently going through some things... I'm a disaster expert.  I'll get out OK.

2.Start with Why 
"People don’t buy WHAT you do, they buy WHY you do it"

1. Bible
2Corinthians 2:14 - "But thanks be to God who always leads in triumphal procession..."

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