Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Lead Serve Love by Gregory E. Lang

Lead Serve Love is an attractive looking book on the outside, and an interesting inspirational book on the inside. It’s a smallish chunky book with retro design—would look great on a desk! So, superficialities aside (though they truly add to the book!)—let’s talk about the book itself.

This book is one hundred short, 3-word inspirational sayings (of ways to live a better life), with a short narrative about each saying as well as several Scriptures related to it. In the introduction the author suggests that you not only read these passages, but make it into a small Bible study by looking up and reading each verse in context—good idea! You can use this book in many ways—a quick read for a quick inspirational thought for the day, or as suggested above.

It was funny timing for me to read this book—due to the fact that I had just finished reading with my children the kids’ book No Talking by Andrew Clements, which is about a grade of students taking a pledge to not talk other than in 3 word phrases—it’s amazing what you can convey with only three words. The concisely phrased words in this book, Live Serve Love, are short enough to make it easy to refer to all day long—to incorporate into your daily life. And these ARE things you will want to (should want to) incorporate into your life—some of my favorites were “Ease others’ burdens”, “Refrain from revenge” (yikes!), “Do your share”, and many other great ones. Pretty convicting stuff! Definitely things worth striving after.

I would for sure recommend this book. It’d make a nice gift for someone too!

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review.

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