Book Briefs June 2020

July 22, 2020

I love to read. In an effort for me to remember what I read, here are some book briefs from June.

#1 Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin

Big Idea: Leaders take extreme ownership for everything that happens. The discipline of taking responsibility leads to freedom.

Audience: Written for a secular audience interesting in improving leadership skills.

My Summary: A motivation book. I really enjoyed how each chapter told stories from the war in Iraq. It gave me a deeper appreciation for all who serve. Also the book providing application into the business world.

#2 The E-Giving Guide for Every Church by Richard Rogers 

Big Idea: Digital tools are available to help your ministry better serve your people and community.

Audience: Church leaders exploring digital tools to help steward resources. 

My Summary: A great guide to help leaders understand the tools available to collect revenue. Rogers does a great job of breaking down the small steps to take to implement online giving for a church at all experience levels. I appreciate the author’s use of a ski trip metaphor for the process of implementing digital giving.

#3 Joel and the Egyptian Cat by David Dudley

Big Idea: A life with God is full of adventure.

Audience: Lovers of fiction.

My Summary: A fun adventure novel. I was honored to read an advance copy of this book. I have loved every novel I’ve read by David.

#4 Books of the Bible finished in June.

I am following a Bible reading plan where I read several parts of the Bible all at once. In June I finished 1 and 2 Timothy, Philemon, Esther, and Ezra.

Inspiration for my format of summaries are from Kevin DeYoung’s blog.

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