Books! My Reviews

Brad's bookshelf: must-reads

More Than a Carpenter
it was amazing
This is a great book for someone who is on
The fence about Jesus. Affordable, a quick and easy read, this book is written by an attorney who wanted to prove Jesus to be a fictional character and at the r reviewing the evidence became a f…
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Let the Nations Be Glad!: The Supremacy of God in Missions
it was amazing
If you claim to be a Christ follower, you must read this book. It is the quintessential handbook for why we must be mission minded and what is the purpose of our lives. If you don’t own a copy, get one and then read it every couple of ye…
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An Army at Dawn: The War in North Africa, 1942-1943
it was amazing
This is the first of what is called the Liberation Trilogy. Rick Atkinson does an amazing job of connecting the many letters, military orders, news correspondence and diaries into an entertaining and enlightening series. This first book …
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The Day of Battle: The War in Sicily and Italy, 1943-1944
it was amazing
This is the second of what is called the Liberation Trilogy. Rick Atkinson does an amazing job of connecting the many letters, military orders, news correspondence and diaries into an entertaining and enlightening series. This second boo…
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Onward: Engaging the Culture without Losing the Gospel
it was amazing
This is my #2 favorite book. Russell Moore lays out the idea that we can still be in the world but not of it, in fact that is what we are called to do. Discussion covers approaching and engaging the culture while loving and inviting peop…
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Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest
it was amazing
This book read like the companion to the HBO hit series Band of Brothers…because the series is based on this book. Go figure! Worth reading and sharing with a friend!
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The Complete Book of Discipleship: On Being and Making Followers of Christ
it was amazing
This is my favorite book on discipleship so far. I find it covers the basics and then gives challenges for the more advanced. It is worth the time needed to read it as it is a lengthy book, but definitely worth it.
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1776
it was amazing
I knew George Washington was a national icon, but after reading this book I can say I have a full on man-crush on the guy. His heart and passion and leadership are the very reasons we are the United States of America!
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Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
it was amazing
No doubt one of the best books I’ve ever read. The details will draw you in and make you feel like you’re along for the ride. I walked away from chapters sweating in empathetic stress. But the overall story was so courageous and upliftin…
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Death by Meeting: A Leadership Fable...about Solving the Most Painful Problem in Business
it was amazing
If you’ve ever enjoyed a commercial on TV, would you have enjoyed it if it were a full length feature film? You see there are 30 second ads, weekly sitcoms, mini-series and movies. All useful, entertaining and engaging…but not all the …
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Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't
it was amazing
If you’re in a leadership role in your organization, this is a must-read. Many of the ideas are super easy, but are no doubt ways to quantum leap your organization. Keep in mind, sometimes the best solutions are the easiest!
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The 4 Disciplines of Execution: Achieving Your Wildly Important Goals
it was amazing
This is another great read. No matter if you’re new to the business word or if you’re in the middle of the rat race, this book will bring practical steps that can be applied across all genres of the workplace. Buy multiple copies and giv…
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The Go-Giver: A Little Story About a Powerful Business Idea
it was amazing
Whether just starting out in your career or doing a refresh, this little book is a great reminder that life is about kids than ourselves. We can still
Be successful in the workplace while also being helpful to others.
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Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus: A Devout Muslim Encounters Christianity
it was amazing
This may or may not be a good book to share with a Muslim person, but it is a great book for Christians who live, work and interact with the Muslim world (and beyond). This account of seeking to understand what the author actually believ…
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Humble Calvinism
it was amazing
In a book world full of self help, pull yourself up by your bootstraps books, there is Humble Calvinism. The idea behind the book is that while God did make the first move towards His creation, He also desires us to move toward Him. The …
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Something Needs to Change: A Call to Make Your Life Count in a World of Urgent Need
it was amazing
This book is in my top 3. My first being Radical by this same author. In quick time David Platt brings out the realities of our first-world problems with stinging blows. Exposing the darkness and turmoil, both physical and spiritual, in …
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