Saturday, October 3, 2009

Everyday Greatness by Stephen Covey -- Good Read, Good Reference

This is a very strong compilation of essays and quotations from a variety of people such as Maya Angelou, Thoreau, da Vinci, and Chuck Norris. The material is organized under categories such as respect, responsibility, perseverance, and gratitude. Amidst these mostly character development sections, I especially liked the final selection called "Blending the Pieces" which included essays and quotes on balance, simplicity and renewal.

The book is interesting enough to read straight through (in small doses), but would also make a great reference book for speakers or writers needing topical quotes. Though published by Thomas Nelson, Everyday Greatness does not exert an overtly Christian emphasis. The material does, however, strongly represent Christian values.

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