If You’re the Smartest Person in the Room…Beware!


I enjoy reading about human behaviour, especially how it informs leadership and creativity. One of the more intriguing books I’m reading is “Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven ways to be Persuasive.”  It offered a good reminder on the importance of team work.

“We  have found the secret of life”

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15 Reasons Why God Isn’t Answering Your Prayer

Time For Miracle

Trying to make sense of unanswered prayer is rarely simple and always complex.And the reality is, we may never receive an answer to our “why” until heaven comes. Being a pastor, I’ve often been asked to explain unanswered prayer. This is one of the resources I often share with people.Continue Reading

Wonderlust Book Review

wonderlustThe Preamble

I have the privilege of doing some book reviews for New Hope Publishers.  You can too. I’ll tell you how at the end of this review.

I literally have a pile of books that I need to read over the next couple of months. Both professionally (for work) for some professional development, and as well for New Hope Publishing. However, my mind felt like it couldn’t contain many more ideas and thoughts. It felt tired. I felt like my mind needed a “break.” Yet, I still wanted to experience new adventures and learn about Christ. That is the preamble to my experience with “Wonderlust.”

The Review

With the above mentioned “weary” state I walk into my office to see a delivery from New Hope Publishing. As I opened the package, the first book on the pile was Wonderlust by Vicki Kuyper.  I read the subtitle, “A Spiritual Travelogue for the Adventurous Soul” and immediately sat down and started reading.  this is actually rare. I’m a thought out, planned, make a list and follow it kind of guy, but for some reason I felt immediatley drawn to the book.  The book did not disappoint.

Wonderlust follows the journey of Vicki as she explores many, many exotic places around the world and describes her interaction, not only with the beauty of the location, but with conversations and experiences God shares with her.  Experiences that God now shared with me as he spoke to my heart through her experiences.

My Personal Experience With The Book

I fully enjoyed reading Wonderlust.  It is not a book that I read in one or two sittings but a book that I carried around with me and read a chapter or two every other day.  When I wanted a break from the demands of the day, I opened the book and was transported to a location my mind had only dreamed of exploring and experienced God in the midst of it.

If you are in need of adventure or just a refreshing walk and experience with God I highly recommend Wonderlust. It is a refreshing change of pace compared to most reading and a welcomed addition to my library. I can’t say it better than Vicki when she explains in one of her chapters, “He was there, Seemingly closer than He had ever been, holding me in His arms and whispering in my ear, I’ve been waiting for you. Shall we take a walk together?”

I experienced Christ through this book. I am confident you will as well.

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To Purchase Click Here: Wonderlust: A Spiritual Travelogue For The Adventurous Soul

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