Book Review: The Power Of A Half Hour

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The Power of a Half Hour: Take Back Your Life Thirty Minutes at a Time

For weeks, I’ve been looking for a book which could help improve my prayer life, and I think I found it in THE POWER OF A HALF HOUR by Ps. Tommy Barnett.

Reading it might be boring at first, but as I read further, oh what a gem of a book I found—chapter after chapter. I’ve highlighted more than 89 sentences on the book, and this is one of my favorites:

“Love is limitless. You can never lose love by giving it away.”

It’s great that the book is able to cover life’s many facets and is not only filled with wisdom but is also sprinkled with humor!

The author is generous enough to share even his intimate moments with his family. I admire his great faith for taking big risks. He even encouraged me to start writing my own book in the process!

This book made me realize how powerful a half hour can be to impact our lives, change our life paths, strengthen our faith, build our character, advance our dreams, improve our relationships, and change the world. This taught me to be intentional in using even the least amount of time.

This book spurred me on to be more grateful, to love more, and to serve more.

Pick up a copy of The Power Of A Half Hour through the following links:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble

[I received a copy of this book from the Blogging For Books program in exchange for this review.]
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Book Review: The Secret Life Of A Pastor

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Book Title: The Secret Life Of A Pastor (and other intimate letters on ministry)
Author: Michael A. Milton


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I am not a pastor and I do not know if I ever will be, but this book has encouraged me to be one. This work has touched my heart countless times. I have wiped my tears as often during the read. I felt the shepherd’s heart of the author. It has encouraged me to continue serving God in all ways possible. It has made me realize how blessed and privileged I am to have been serving God to date. My heart brims with gratefulness.

This made me understand more what pastors are going through–the joy and the pain that come with the territory. I learned to appreciate and respect pastors more through this work. This even made me admire them.

If you’re not into reading letters, this will change how you view correspondence. You’ll realize that reading them is not boring at all. You’ll find yourself here. This will reaffirm that you’re not alone in your journey, and you’ll be glad that you’re in one.

It has taught me that love really goes a long way and must be our motivation in everything we do as we serve God.

I obtained a number of priceless reminders about doing ministry. Reading these letters was like sitting before and having a chat with a mentor who’s been there and done that but someone who’s grounded on God.

I love this work with “Broken Cisterns: A Word Of Counsel On The Matter Of Pastoral Self Care” as my favorite chapter.

Oh how I loved the author’s encounter with Dr. Eckley.

The author emphasized how important prayer is, which I liked. This also caused me to think about my “one sermon.”

By presenting 8 reasons, this book expounds the necessity of Expository Preaching.

I highly recommend this work to pastors, to church leaders, and to those wanting to be pastors someday though this work will not only benefit the aforementioned.

The publisher, Christian Focus, has provided me with a complimentary copy of the book through Cross Focused Reviews.

Purchase The Secret Life Of A Pastor on Amazon.com.