Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the younger women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the Word of God be not blasphemed.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

A Moment with M.O.M.- Book Review "Everyday Greatness"

Everyday Greatness
Insights and Commentary by Stephen R. Covey
Compiled by David K. Hatch
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Everyday Greatness is a collection of stories from Readers Digest as well as an abundance of quotes taken from a variety of people with diverse backgrounds. This 400 plus page book is creatively written and easy to read. Each of the seven categories, with three principals discussed in each category, has been compiled in a clear and concise matter. The message that I gleaned from Everyday Greatness was that ordinary people can live extraordinary lives. Dr. Covey says, "Everyday Greatness is a way of living, not a one-time event" Each story, quote and antidote encourage the reader to make choices based off of principals, discipline themselves in character, and dedicate themselves to better the life of someone else. However, I was disappointed that the author did not give more attention to the foundation of “everyday greatness.” It is a disservice to the reader to leave out the most important Truth of "everyday greatness" and that is the, Power of God! It is impossible to achieve "everyday greatness" without first surrendering to God, submitting to His purpose and plan for your life. In my opinion, this is where the book, Everyday Greatness, should have begun.

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