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The I Factor

The I Factor

On 2/1 leaderature wrote: I have been on an introspection journey for the past couple of weeks. After reading the book blurb, I decided to spend the time to read it as it felt like it was timely. I was right. It was a timely book for me. Style: This 360 paged book is divided into 14 chapters with the aim to give the reader ... Book Review: The I factor

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Finding Your Voice

Finding Your Voice

On 12/3 leaderature wrote: I have been a Natalie Grant fan for years and when I found out about this book, I knew I just had to read it. I was not prepared for her honesty and openness about her struggle to keep up appearances. Style: This 191 paged book (on my iBooks) is divided into 10 chapters detailing aspects of Natalie’s ... Book Review: Finding your voice

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How to Survive a Shipwreck

How to Survive a Shipwreck

On 11/2 leaderature wrote: The year has almost come to an end and this is the time when many people take stock of what went wrong and what can be improved. A lot of people I spoke to told me that this year, they felt they were in a shipwreck and just managed to stay afloat. With that in mind, I was on the look out for a book that ... Book Review: How to Survive a Shipwreck – By Jonathan Martin

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The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership

On 8/22 leaderature wrote: I am a keen student of leadership books and I read all leadership books no matter how badly written they are. I had never heard of Jenni Catron and I chose to read this book simply because I was interested in reading about leadership from someone new to me. I was particularly interested in understanding ... Book Review: The Four Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership By Jenni Catron

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#Struggles

#Struggles

On 7/4 leaderature wrote: When I first picked up this book (technically, I downloaded it), I thought it would be one of those social media bashing books that tend to say every form of technology is pure evil. I was ready to disprove every single theory or statement that alluded to this. However, this was not the case. Craig ... Book Review:#Struggles

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Churchill's Trial

Churchill's Trial

On 12/31 leaderature wrote: Churchill’s leadership has always fascinated me as he was a man ahead of his time. His leadership shaped many of the policies implemented in the 20th century and dare I say the 21st century. Larry Arnn did a spectacular job with this book as he opened up a vista into Churchill’s life that I was ... Book Review: Churchill’s Trial by Larry Arnn

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7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage

7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage

On 9/29 leaderature wrote: I have always been fascinated about how the state of a marriage affects the productivity of each spouse and in turn, the offspring of such marriage. Surely, if one has decided to get married, one hopes it will be to the same person forever. Alas, this is often not the case. With the daunting statistics ... 7 Secrets to an Awesome Marriage by Kim Kimberling

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The Complete 101 Collection

The Complete 101 Collection

On 6/28 leaderature wrote: John Maxwell has such a contagious passion for everything leadership and personal growth. He is a card carrying member of team intentional growth and I am very excited to have finished this book and write up a review. The John Maxwell series of 101 books are leadership books written in an easy-to-read ... Book Review: The Complete 101 Collection by John Maxwell

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Life Is _____.

Life Is _____.

On 5/17 leaderature wrote: I enjoyed reading Judah’s first book (Jesus is____) and I looked forward to the new book with great anticipation. I was not disappointed as he writes with such depth and structure that you are able to follow his line of reasoning and the intention of his message. The book is divided into four parts: 1. ... BOOK REVIEW: LIFE IS____ BY JUDAH SMITH

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Rise

Rise

On 3/22 leaderature wrote: I totally enjoy reading books and although I have my "usual suspects" with regard to authors, I intermittently read new books from new authors or authors I have never heard of. When the opportunity arose to review yet another book, I chose to review Trip Lee's book and I am thoroughly impressed by ... BOOK REVIEW: RISE BY TRIP LEE

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The Daniel Plan

The Daniel Plan

On 1/12 leaderature wrote: When the opportunity to review the Daniel plan arose, I seized it with open arms and a huge smile on my face...I really do enjoy reading Rick Warren’s books as he writes in such a way that the reader finds it relatively easy to follow. The Daniel Plan is no different in style and it includes contribution ... Book Review: The Daniel Plan: 40 Days to a Healthier Life by Rick Warren

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The Book of Revelation Made Clear

The Book of Revelation Made Clear

On 10/29 leaderature wrote: I used to be frightened about reading the book of Revelation when I was younger. In retrospect, it was an unfounded fear as I had never read it and the only thing I knew about it was hearsay. Fast forward to 2008 when I decided to bite the bullet and read the only book in the bible that had caused me ... BOOK REVIEW: “THE BOOK OF REVELATION MADE CLEAR” BY TIM LA HAYE AND TIMOTHY E. PARKER

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Leadership Lessons

Leadership Lessons

On 9/16 leaderature wrote: I have always been fascinated with the story of King Saul: his rise to kingship and his fall out with God. This book really addressed many of the questions I had about how leaders are appointed and what triggers them to fall into pitfalls that undermines their credibility...the credibility that got them ... Book Review: Leadership Lessons - Avoiding the pitfalls of King Saul by Ralph K. Hawkins and Richard Leslie Parrott

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The Making of a Man

The Making of a Man

On 7/30 leaderature wrote: I wonder why it has taken me so long to review this book especially as it has now entered my hall of fame for books. As with anyone who enjoys American football, I was curious to know what Tim Brown had in store for his readers and I was not disappointed. Although it is clearly written for men, as ... Book Review: The Making of a Man How Men and Boys Honor God and Live with Integrity By Tim Brown

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Living Life Undaunted

Living Life Undaunted

On 6/17 leaderature wrote: I absolutely enjoy listening to Chris Caine and when the opportunity came to review this, I jumped at it. Although it is a devotional, I read it from cover to cover in 30 days (partly because it needed to be reviewed and partly because I enjoyed it so much.) I reckon this devotional is an output of ... Book Review: Living Life Undaunted – 365 Readings and Reflections from Christine Caine

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How High Will You Climb?

How High Will You Climb?

On 5/10 leaderature wrote: I am a creature of habit (even though I vehemently deny this when asked publicly). I had the opportunity to review yet another book and I impulsively went for a John Maxwell book. :) This book is one which gives some steps on how you can determine your success by cultivating the right attitude. I like ... Book Review: How High Will You Climb? By John C. Maxwell

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Andi Unexpected

Andi Unexpected

On 4/2 leaderature wrote: I know you have all missed me…I’ve missed you too. I changed my rhythm (yet again) and didn’t quite fit blogging into the it. Silly me. I have decided that with my book reviews, I would not delve deep into the story line but would try to give a sense of what I experienced while reading the books ... Book Review: Andi Unexpected by Amanda Flower

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The Christmas Candle

The Christmas Candle

On 1/28 leaderature wrote: I have always wished I could write fiction. I actually started a fictional blog in 2008 and after weeks of writing daily, I got bored and I knew my readers would soon start getting bored. So I did what every insane writer would do, I killed the blog. I never attempted to write fiction again and the experience ... Book Review: The Christmas Candle by Max Lucado Edit

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Secrets of Dynamic Communication

Secrets of Dynamic Communication

On 12/28 leaderature wrote: I enjoy reading the many books available on sharpening/ improving one’s communication skills. In my profession, one simply must learn to convey information effectively and continuously improve this skill. When I spotted Ken Davis book, I was excited because his SCORRE method has been a useful tool ... Book Review: “Secrets of Dynamic Communication” by Ken Davis

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You'll Get Through This

You'll Get Through This

On 11/3 leaderature wrote: I read this book at a time when I felt I was between a rock and a hard place…and more. I have earlier written about how hopeless I felt some months back and when I had the opportunity to request a book to review from Booksneeze, I went for the first title that aptly summed up my situation. Boy, am ... Book Review: “You’ll Get Through This: Hope and Help for Your Turbulent Times” By Max Lucado

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The God Whom Moses Knew

The God Whom Moses Knew

On 9/11 leaderature wrote: Its Roger Nelson’s version of events of the Israelite’s story through Moses’ eyes. I love the fact that it is written from the perspective of what may have been running through the minds of Moses, Aaron, Miriam and the Israelites. You feel like you are actually in that age wen reading this book ... Book Review: The God Whom Moses Knew (A Novel) by J. Roger Nelson, M.D.

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Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

Jesus, My Father, The CIA, and Me

On 8/5 leaderature wrote: The book is about Ian’s memoirs of his childhood and growing up as a son of a CIA agent. At first, I thought the story would be an uber cool one of what it is to be the son of a CIA agent with tips and tricks…I was wrong. It was an insightful journey into the life of a family ridden with issues ... Book Review: Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me: A Memoir…of Sorts by Ian Morgan Cron

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If I Knew Then What I Know Now

If I Knew Then What I Know Now

On 6/27 leaderature wrote: When I picked this book up (technically, I read this on my Kindle so I picked the Kindle up), I honestly thought it would be one of those shoulda-woulda-coulda books. As soon as I received it, I wondered to myself what brainwave I had reading this book in the first place. I am so happy the book exceeded ... Book Review: “If I Knew Then What I Know Now” by Ruby Hillsman

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Jesus Is

Jesus Is

On 3/2 leaderature wrote: I first listened to Judah Smith’s message when he preached in Hillsong Church London and I clearly remember thinking “Wow! This dude is an amazing teacher…and hilarious too.” So when I had the opportunity to read and review his book. I jumped at it…and was not disappointed. Jesus is_________ ... Book Review: Jesus is_________

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Just Like Jesus

Just Like Jesus

On 2/25 leaderature wrote: I love reading books by Max Lucado. I imagine him being a soft-spoken gentleman with a very close relationship with God who delights in pointing others to Him. This book is such an amazing book for anyone who is in doubt or not fully convinced that it is possible to be like Jesus. Max starts and ends ... Book Review: Just like Jesus by Max Lucado

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20,000 Days and Counting

20,000 Days and Counting

On 2/5 leaderature wrote: I am one of those readers who find it difficult to read a book by an author I am not familiar with. I tend to go for the John Maxwells, Max Lucados and John Grishams of the book world. What attracted me to this book was the cover (and the title of the book to be honest). It struck a chord with me and ... Book Review: 20,000 days and counting.

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Nearing Home

Nearing Home

On 1/21 leaderature wrote: Billy Graham is a world renowned Preacher/Teacher/Evangelist and receiving this book was cherry on the cake. It is a book about how to live life in one's old age...but really, we all need to learn how to enjoy our lives as it is, how to make improvements and how things should be put in the right perspective. He ... Nearing Home

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WHERE HAS OPRAH TAKEN US? International Edition

WHERE HAS OPRAH TAKEN US? International Edition

On 7/23 leaderature wrote: When I got this book, I tried not to make an assumption about its content...I'll let you be the judge of how well I did. The author, Stephen Mansfield, delves into the history of Oprah's lowly beginnings to her rise over the years as a person of influence both in the media and otherwise. He points ... Where has Oprah taken us?

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Doing Virtuous Business

Doing Virtuous Business

On 12/31 leaderature wrote: The 167 paged book with a foreword written by Michael Novak is divided into seven captivating chapters and two other sub-chapters: · Spiritual Enterprising 1. Spiritual Capital 2. Virtue 3. Faith, Hope and Charity 4. Hard virtue: Leadership, Courage, Patience, Perseverance, Discipline 5. ... Doing Virtuous Business

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Put Your Dream to the Test

Put Your Dream to the Test

On 6/29 leaderature wrote: John Maxwell is a leadership expert and has sold more than 19 million books worldwide. If you are an ardent reader of his books, you would realize that although he doesn’t say anything particularly new, he encourages you in different ways to put your dreams to the test. I like the way he divides the ... Book Review: Put Your Dream to the Test

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Max On Life

Max On Life

On 5/5 leaderature wrote: Max Lucado is a prolific writer who has written more than 50 books. He was named as the best preacher in America by Reader’s Digest. His books are frequently listed on the New York bestseller’s list. His new book, “Max on life” is a compendium of the numerous questions he has received over ... Max on Life

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Lies the Government Told You

Lies the Government Told You

On 5/4 leaderature wrote: This book makes you ask the pertinent question: ‘why have Americans ignorantly accepted certain situations as the norm?’ The author makes us realize that these lies have been accepted by one generation and passed down as the truth. For example, He makes us realize that Lincoln’s paramount objective ... Lies the Government told you. (Myth, Power and Deception in American History)

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Living Life in the Zone

Living Life in the Zone

On 11/22 leaderature wrote: Living life in the zone is a 40 day daily devotional for men written by Kyle Rote Jr. and Dr. Joe Pettigrew. The authors call it a 40 day spiritual game plan for men (I guess this is because it is written in a sports format that appeals to most men). I took my time studying this book as the authors ... Book Review: Living Life in the Zone

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