Wednesday, October 03, 2007

From the Bookshelf

I want to share a couple of really good books with you today. The first is one that I am re-reading right now. I was looking for another book about card handling when I ran across this one and decided it would be worth re-reading. The Golden Rule of Schmoozing: The Authentic Practice of Treating Others Well by Aye Jaye.

Aye Jaye spent much of his career as Ronald McDonald. He has travelled the world as a good will ambassador and has entertained royalty and heads of state around the globe. His insights as to how people all over respond to genuine kindness will motivate you to treat everyone well. Schmoozing ought to be the handbook for building relationships and interacting with people in any situation.

The second book is Don Miller's Blue Like Jazz. This is a wonderful journal of Don Miller finding God. More than that, the book tells of how difficult we've made it for others to come to know the God of the Bible. If you've ever felt that you are alone in your search, in your doubts, in your quest for finding the Truth, then this book is for you. You will appreciate Miller's simple honest approach to sharing his faith rather than confronting others about theirs.

If you decide to read either of these books, let me know. If you can't get a hold of one or both of them, write me--I'd be glad to help out (although I can't promise you a signed copy of Schmoozing like mine!) I'd be interested to know how you feel about these books. I know you guys (and gals) are readers!



Rich said...

I'm glad you liked "Blue Like Jazz." I seriously think that you need to check out Miller's next book, "Searching for God Knows What."


Rich said...

Actually, I had completely forgotten that you had said this to me (my post, that is). To tell you the truth, I understand where YOU are coming from with those statements. I do, however, have other friends/bloggers who I feel use phrases like these simply to sound edgy and chic. And in doing so, they end up coming across as elitist (which, coincidentally, is the EXACT thing that they're railing AGAINST!!!).

Anyway, John... please accept my apology if I hurt your feelings. My post wasn't aimed your way at all. I seriously enjoy our talks about good barbeque or a French Dip-style sandwich... which reminds me, we still on for sometime soon? Today (Thursday)? Next Tuesday? Let me know what'll work out best...