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Saturday, 25 March 2017

Author spotlight - Steve Farrar

Steve Farrar is the founder and chairman of Men’s Leadership Ministries. After serving for 15 years as a local church pastor, it became evident that God was calling him to focus on speaking and writing to men as he began to see a growing crisis among modern day Christian men. He speaks at about 25-30 men's conferences in a year and most of his written books focus on men.

He holds a Master’s degree from Western Seminary inPortland, Oregon, and an earned doctorate from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas.

He is the author of the best-selling book, Point Man: How a Man Can Lead His Family as well as other books such as Finishing Strong, King Me, What Every Son Wants and Needs From His Father, and How To Ruin Your Life By Forty.

The review of his book Finishing strong can be found here.

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Monday, 20 March 2017

The art of creative thinking - John Adair

Book 12/52

This book is different from other self-help books as it teaches you what to do to become a creative thinker and not how to improve your creativity itself (kind of confusing? I know, I thought so until it started clicking). 

I liked that the author differentiated between creative thinking and creativity. Although it's just a thin line between them, they are totally different. 

I like also that the book was easy to read as it took me 5 days of reading for about 30 minutes per day. 

I'll recommend it to individuals who are seeking ways to become creative thinkers. 

Take away: 
Your creative imagination must work on something. We do not form new ideas out of nothing. 
Favorite quote: 
"Things we take in subconsciously always have a way of materializing into the conscious in form of ideas." (This is what I always tell people about the type of songs they listen to!)

Rating: 4.5/5

Buy here: Amazon (Hard copy) | Amazon (Kindle) |  Kobo | Alibris

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Amazon Digital Master: The secret to successful selling on Amazon.com - Rich Dad company

Favourite quote: “Security and freedom are not the same. In fact, they are opposites. The more security you seek, the less freedom you have...If you want freedom, you need to let go of security. Employees desire security. Entrepreneurs seek freedom."

I got this book for free as a subscriber on the Rich Dad Website. I loved reading this book and it took me just two days to read. It is a 50-page book and it contains insights on how to start selling on Amazon.

I like that the book was short and straightforward to read. I also like that the RichDad company gives its subscribers some free insights on financial intelligence.

The book gave a step-by-step illustration on how to find a highest selling product and the steps to take to start selling and working from home.

I'll give it a rating of 4.5 out of 5 as it is a very easy reading. I'm just wondering however, how it will work for someone who lives in Nigeria. This doesn't mean I won't try the insights, in fact I'm already looking into that and I hope to share the results with you all some day.

Since, I got this book free, I'm not sure there are links to where copies can be purchased.

What free books have you read? What are your thoughts on selling on online platforms?

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Monday, 13 March 2017

La Sirène - Sylvie Lainé

The book is the third in the Easy French reader stories and it is also a bit tougher than the previous books 1 and 2.
The story is about a man who was vacationing at a campground and met a mermaid. He found comfort in speaking to and having a lengthy conversation with the mermaid about his dreams, his past and future.
Like the previous stories, this story also used new words as well as words from the last two stories.
It took me four days to finish reading it (much better than the other books) and is a very good read for French learners at the beginner level.
I'll rate it 4.7/5 because although I used the translator a lot, my reading is getting a lot better.

New words/sentences I learnt from the book:

bienveillant - benevolent/wathcful/friendly
lève - to rise up
rêver - to dream
Alors - So/Then
à l'année prochaine - See you next year
demain - tomorrow
prochaine semaine - next week
j'assois - I sit down

Je lève et je dis à ma mere, "Alors, maman à la semaine prochaine". Mais ma mere sourit gracieusement et dit, "non, à l'année prochaine!"

Translation: I rise up and say to my mother, "So, mama, see you next week. But she smiled gracefully and said, 'No, see you next year!'.

Buy copies of the book here: Amazon (hard copy) | Amazon (Kindle copy) | Alibris

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Saturday, 11 March 2017

Author spotlight - Ted Dekker

Ted Dekker was born to missionaries who lived among the headhunter tribes of Indonesia. He describes his childhood as both lonely and fascinating as his parents work often took them away from home for extended periods of time.


After leaving Indonesia, He graduated from a multi-cultural high school and took up permanent residence in the United States to study Philosophy and Religion. 



A visit to a friend who had just written a book spurred him to pursue his dream of being a novelist.



He is a multiple award-winning, New York Times and international bestselling author of over 40 novels. 

His works include: The circle series, The paradise series, The lost book series, Thr3e, and Obsessed among others. 


The review of his book Thunder of Heaven can be found here.



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