Book Week V – Changed and Forever

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“Challenge yourself; the only path which leads to growth.”

–  Morgan Freeman (b. 1937), American actor and thinker

As a “growth guy,” I am drawn to change.  Meaningful, purposeful change.  Not just change for change’s sake.  That’s why I chose the two books featured today to wrap up Book Week.

I bought a book that a couple of subscribers suggested changed the way they think — I haven’t opened it yet, but the title is pretty compelling:  You Are Not So Smart:  Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction and 46 Other Ways You’re Deluding Yourself.  

I can’t decide if I’m looking forward to reading it or terrified!

A Book That Changed The Way I Think

I did a three-part series on this book in March, and it’s not only changed the way I think and try to live, but it’s also changed the way I pray, interact with others, and the way I apply my Faith.  I’ve Seen The End of You: A Neurosurgeon’s Look at Faith, Doubt and The Things We Think We Know.

Dr. W. Lee Warren is the author, and I was blessed to get introduced to him by a mutual friend during my series of Diff Posts on the book.  Here’s the first post in the series.  And the second.  And the third.

What Warren does in this book is get inside everything we think we know and provide us a context under which we can be better, all via an incredible, true story from his life and career. The book “bends the light to show us what’s really there.”   He’s a fantastic storyteller, wicked smart, and has an extraordinarily compelling set of experiences and perspectives that make the book an even better read.  Sorry, it’s a MUST read.

The One Book I’d Take For A Lifetime Stranded Alone on A Desert Island

Shocker alert…

Not really…

The Bible.

It reads like a novel.  It reads like an atlas.  It reads like a history lesson.  It reads like a futuristic thriller.  And it’s all of those things.  None of those are the reason I’d take it for a lifetime spent alone, stranded, however.

The reason I’d take it is that with this Book, we’re never alone.  We’re never stranded.

 

 


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Comments

  1. Amy Boyce says

    I’m trying to decide what it says about me that “The Bible” didn’t cross my mind to take to a desert island. Perhaps I should dig into that? Thanks for the good recommendations this week, Steve!

    • It might say that it’s already so hard wired into you that you want to read something else. It might say nut’n honey. It might say that His word is good with you, and you want entertainment since you’re going to have more downtime than since the COVID wackiness hit.

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