A couple of months ago, I attended a book launch and I won the door prize which included a T-shirt that said: “I’m booked”. That clever play on words has stuck with me, and with summer upon us, has given me something to ponder. If you have children, chances are you signed them up for a summer reading program to keep their minds engaged. I have done this for years with my kids and enjoyed watching them dive into
A couple of months ago, I attended a book launch and I won the door prize which included a T-shirt that said: “I’m booked”. That clever play on words has stuck with me, and with summer upon us, has given me something to ponder. If you have children, chances are you signed them up for a summer reading program to keep their minds engaged. I have done this for years with my kids and enjoyed watching them dive into book after book. But while your kiddos are reading, have you also gotten into any good books? Well, I thought I would help by sharing a few of my favorites that you might want to curl up and read:
  1. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People –  This isn’t light reading, but it is life-changing. Stephen R. Covey breaks down the ways in which we can engage and communicate with others to bring out the best in every relationship. I’m personally excited about this because I’ll begin teaching it this year. And you can read along with your kids by getting them the 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens (written by his son, Sean Covey)
  2. The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork – This is one of John C. Maxwell’s most influential works. He shares principles of team building that I’ve used in leadership.
  3. Taking Flight! – This book will help you master the DISC styles using the technique of storytelling, followed by a breakdown of each style. It is a great way to understand yourself, and those around you.
  4. Love is a Catalyst: The Pain Behind the Purpose – You didn’t think I’d leave my own book off the list, did you? In this inspiring memoir, the author shares her trials and triumphs in life and the growing of her faith. In it, she encourages readers to see their own lives through balanced lenses.

 

Reading has long-since been considered the best way to develop new skills and to open your mind to various ways of thinking. Being a bookworm has served me well, and I hope you find encouragement and equipping in the titles above.