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Sunday, October 30, 2011

The Little Red Book of Wisdom

This review is long overdue. I finished reading the book almost two months ago, but I just couldn’t bring myself to write a decent review.


I received the Kindle version from Booksneeze, in exchange for an honest review. So here goes.

Rather than starting this review with the opening chapters of the book, let me tell you how it ends. He closes by encouraging the reader to think about "and then what?"  To make the best decision anyone can make. To seal his eternal destiny.

Take steps now so that when you come to the end of the dream you know what comes next.

Too often, we live and work thinking that someday there will be time to enjoy all the benefits. Someday, we will be able to relax and enjoy retirement. Do we ever think about what comes after that?

We dream. We work hard for the dream. Then some of us get to live the dream. Then what? This is probably the only time Mark De Moss got too much on the spiritual side. He mentions that we just have to make the best decision anyone can make. That is to accept God and leave everything in His hands. Believe and everything will follow.

The book is no doubt Christian. Some people might be turned off by that, I wasn’t. It is full of gems.. Stuff that can be applicable to almost everyone. There are tips for personal life, and also tips for leaders that they can use in their companies.

Psalm 90 v 12 “So teach us to number our days, that we may present to You a heart of wisdom” Perhaps it is this verse that resonates the most. De Moss found this on a note in his dad’s handwriting, by his nightstand, shortly after he died. If we all lived knowing that someday we will die, how different would we spend our days?

The Little Red Book of Wisdom has a lot more to offer. I’d love to sit down with a friend and discuss it. Since Christmas is approaching, copies of the book could be good stocking stuffers. Perhaps I don’t have to look further for girlfriend gifts, this book could be it! After all, a good read is a gift that enriches. Smile