Thursday, September 20, 2012

The Little Red Book of Wisdom

Little Red Book Cover

This is a book I decided to try out from BookSneeze awhile ago and my review is long overdue. First of all, the title sounded interesting because wisdom is something I am almost always searching after.  In fact, I think it is the one thing I always ask God to give me in my personal prayer life.

The book promises small wisdom insights from famous people like Billy Graham and Nelson Mandela and not so famous people as well.  The book is split in two with wisdom for professional life and the second half of the book is wisdom for personal life.

Some of the wisdom incorporated in the book seemed like common knowledge but the author spins it in a way that can really keep you engaged and pondering.  I love stories.  In fact, that is how I teach our boys… with stories. So this is great.  One chapter in particular that stands out to me is “Technology isn’t everything … learning to use it wisely.”  I’m not sure how much I agreed with “Technology isn’t everything” as it seems that this is an era where we can’t live without a smart phone glued to our hand. However, I agree that we have to learn to use it wisely.  In a household where each of us carry our own electronic device, I know I need to remind my boys these tidbits of wisdom to create a happy technological balanced life.

The book seemed a little  more geared toward men so I handed the book to my husband who really enjoys reading leadership books.  He enjoyed the short chapters.  It probably isn’t a true page turner, but can we can see picking it up to read a chapter a day or maybe a week.  Even further,  I can see passing down some these stories to our boys throughout life.

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. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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