I will let Tim Keller Review this book.:

“This book right now is a terrific, fast way to get a handle on western culture because:

It’s a great survey of western thought—very few are available, especially from a non-Christian who is sympathetic to Christianity. All other books you buy will be less comprehensive. Though his expression of Christian doctrine is often garbled, Ferry has deep appreciation for Christianity, and when he describes how Christianity swept Greco-Roman paganism away as a cultural force, it is a remarkable, eye-opening account. It shows a) how complex and difficult it is to change culture, but b) how indeed culture does get changed. The shifts away from Christianity are also extremely interesting.”

My thoughts exactly. Buy this book and read it no matter who you are!

This book is inspirational! Dweck is is the Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University and so, even though this books may sound like a trashy self help book, it is in reality far from that! Dweck argues that there are two mindsets; the fixed mindset which says that things like intelligence, abilities, and other aptitudes are inbuilt and you can not become better at them with hard work. Whereas the growth mindset says that through hard work and determination you can learn, grow and become better in any area no matter if it is in the academic or sporting fields. This is a great book if you are a counselor, pastor, teacher, coach or parent.
In reading a bunch of books on work for an upcoming series of talks at church I found this book the most helpful, down to earth and practical. Gilbert and Traegar say that we can either fall into the trap of idleness at work or idolatry of work. This theme is repeated through out the book which is chock full of biblical, theologically accurate real world application. It is the book I hope the workers at my church read!
I always hated the idea of networking. It gave me thoughts of people worming their way into conversations and relationships in an effort to get people to do what they want or to work their way up corporate or social ladders. Keith Ferazzi shows this is not the case at all. At the heart of the good networking is trying to help people. This is the big theme in the book. This is a great book to read if you need help networking or you need to grow as a people person.
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