Book Review: Closer Yet by Jodi Woody

This is indeed a collection of wisdom from someone who has walked with God for over 40 years. Jodi complied this devotional with a mixture of articles, poems, prayers and relevant life questions.

There is a spirit of peace, love, faithfulness and trust in God around each devotional article. You will feel that you are walking closer to God, and your eyes will to open to see His heart.

This is a book one has to start the day with and end the day with. It is a book one runs to when faced with the turmoil of life.

This book blessed me and will surely bless many people who are seeking the heart of God.

Book Links

Author Link

Book Review: How to grow a multi-million dollar property portfolio in your spare time by Michael Yardney

Again Michael did not disappoint us.

This book gives all the details of how to become wealth through real estate investing. He started the first few chapters with the basics for beginners and gets deeper into details with each chapter. The topics are well organised to give a flow to the teachings.

With each chapter the information is thoroughly researched and easily presented in a simplified way.

Although the book is about ‘How to grow a multi-million dollar property portfolio in your spare time,’ it is not guaranteed that after reading it you will make millions. However the advice has been working in my real life.

I recommend this book to those who are planning to get into real estate and also those who want to get the knowledge on how to maximise profits from real estate.

Readers must note that the researches and principles are based on Australian economic environment.

Book Links

Author Link

Book Review: Fortune Zoom: Surprising Ways to Supercharge Your Career

In this book Daniel Roberts (and other Fortune contributors) has compiled inspirational stories of the most successful under 40 entrepreneurs on how they shot to the top.

The profiles of the candidates are diverse and most of them had to take huge risks. The rewards from the risks propelled them forward.

The book ends with questions and advice from the 40 under 40s, and tracks how the previous Fortune’s 40 Under 40 are performing. You will not that it takes hard work to retain your position in the Fortune’s 40 Under 40.

I recommend this book to young entrepreneurs who want to be inspired and to get ideas on how to do things differently. The bottom line is think differently and risks rewards generously.

Book Links

Author Link

Book Review: The Flinch by Julien Smith

Julien expressed an interesting theory, that is, human behavior can be altered by a ‘flinch.’ A flinch being the right negative force that drives a person to go in the direction intended. If a person know and understand the negative consequences, s/he will be compelled by instinct to change. When the subconscious know that it will be hurt by an action, it will resist that action.

He teaches that a person who wants to quit a bad habit can associate the habit with the negative hurting consequences. In this was the person will be compelled not to do it. In the say way a good habit can be formed by informing the mind of the negative hurting consequences of not taking the good actions.

The book is a good read, but I would not advise a person to follow all the teachings blindly. It sounds like a violent method of bringing change.

Book Links

Author Link

Book Review: The Best Advice I Ever Got On Marriage by Jim Daly

Compiled by Jim Daly, this is indeed the ‘collection of the best advice I ever got on marriage.’

The contributors are reputable Christian leaders from different organisations. They range from church leaders, a musician, management gurus and even the disabled. Each of them brings in new ideas to make a Christian marriage work. This made the chapters to be unique and independent.

We read a chapter of this book with my wife in the evenings. The common threat with each contributor is serving and putting God at the center.

I recommend this book for any one and for any stage in marriage.

Book Links

Author Link

Book Review: The Art of Work by Jeff Goins

This is an excellent book for those seeking purpose and meaning of life. In this book Jeff shows that there is no single way to discover your purpose. The book went on to link purpose and passion. He explained that at the beginning ones purpose is not clear. At times certain events, good or bad, can triggers us into the journey of finding our vocation. In most cases people just stumble into it.

When you are there you will know it. Finding purpose is one of the ingredients for success.

Jeff tried to be honest and sincere in order to make the message compelling. And he did it well.

This book is good not only for those seeking purpose but those going through rough times. It will help them have hope, that within their pain something beautiful can come out.

Book Links

Author Link

Book Review: Blogging Tips from the Fruit of the Spirit by Courtney Chowning

This book is different from most blogging books because it is all about the fruit of the Holy Spirit. It is not a book on blogging but on attitude. The advice in this book does not only apply to bloggers but to everyone.

I can say that this book is very helpful and good for spiritual reflections. Courtney went through all the fruit of the Holy Spirit and use is to highlight the Christian attitude of a blogger, how each fruit apply. The simplicity of the book is good.

This is a simple small book but the contents have a deep humbling spiritual meaning. I first read it at one go, but after that I keep on reading it again and again. Each time I read it I receive new meaning and revelation.

Book Links

Book Review: How to make money Blogging by Bob Lotich

Great book by Bob. He took an honest approach to this widely written topic. This made him stand out.

This is one of the best book I have ever read on how to monetize blogging. I have used most of the advice that Bob gave in this book, and I got some results.

How to make money Blogging gives the basic building blocks to start blogging until the site generates money. A person who is new to blogging will find this book helpful because the steps are very simple to follow.

Throughout the book Bob tries to reinforce that blogging is simple and getting money from it is not rocket science.

As someone who had been blogging for years, the most helpful chapters for me are the last five chapters. They helped me to prepare and adjust my blog to be one of the top blogs. Traffic increased and also the income.

Book Links