Blink revolutionizes the way we understand the world within. It is about how we think without thinking, about choices that seem to be made in an instant – in the blink of an eye -that actually aren’t as simple as they seem. Why are some people brilliant decision makers, while others are consistently inept? Why do some people follow their instincts and win, while others end up stumbling into error? How do our brains really work-in the office, in the classroom, in the kitchen, and in the bedroom? And why are the best decisions often those that are impossible to explain to others?
Book Tag: Critical Thinking
This book (paper) addresses a simple question that both scholars and Average Joes find themselves asking at some point. The answer has divided believers, created denominations, and confused Christians for centuries. The work finds it origins in the author’s early discipleship journey as he asked, “How can I be saved and still live like I haven’t?”
In Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis aims to prove to the sensible skeptic that God does exist and that He sent His son Jesus Christ to redeem the world. The book begins with a logical proof for the Christian God and then transitions into a discussion of the common ground upon which all of those of the Christian faith stand together. Readers at all stages of belief will find that Mere Christianity provides an approachable path to discovering a powerful, rational case for the Christian faith.
Good to Great represents Collins’ research to discover what made a select set of organizations go from good to great. In the book, Collins reveals ten characteristics that propelled this smaller set of good companies to become great companies. Good to Great is a great business read but the principles are timeless and easily apply to any organization or system including self-development and church culture development.
This is an age-old, short text that speaks of the strategies of warfare from an outstanding Chinese General, Sun Tzu. Long applied to secular business and leadership, it is also astounding when applied to spiritual warfare and conquering the world for good. This is a difficult read which best read in Discipleship Three or beyond. It requires the skill of indirectly connecting Biblical truths.
Billy Graham recommended this book saying, “The Search for Significance should be read by every Christian.” Search addresses four critical areas of self-worth and self-confidence. One by one, McGee confronts the lies, dismantles the, and points believers to a higher truth. Search is a necessary read to reinforce proper beliefs or to help those with self-worth challenges.
This compilation of writings from the Orthodox fathers of early Christianity is broken into the theological categories of theoretikos, praktikos, gnostikos – the knowledge, practice, and mystery of the Christian faith. Incredible proverbial writings and excerpts long since abandoned for the modern church. This takes a level of learning to guard against and lean into the challenges of super spiritual monk type writing. Not for the novice but incredible for the more mature next step.