Today We Are Rich (book review)

Tim Sanders has an amazing way of synthesizing business practices, thoughts from other authors, and his own personal experiences into bite-sized, readable nuggets of life-changing truths. Today We Are Rich: Harnessing The Power Of Total Confidence relies heavily on his personal experiences with his grandmother Billye, and it may be his most personally impacting book to date.

This book reads a lot like Tim’s autobiography, as he tells so many personal stories about his childhood and early adulthood. But then Tim steps out of his personal memoirs to give us some great insights from what he has learned. The amazing thing to me was how he could make his story seem so applicable to my story.

I found this book very readable and instantly applicable. It’s a book you can read rather quickly, but you will be applying and working on the principles for years to come.

Highly recommended!

Start It With Me

Pastors, I wrote earlier about the idea that you have to preach your message to yourself before you preach it you’re your congregation (you may read that post here). But I want to back up a step to the motivation for that.

These words from William Law are challenging —

“The first business of a clergyman awakened by God into a sensibility and love of the truths of the Gospel, and of making them equally felt and loved by others, is to thankfully, joyfully, and calmly adhere to and give way to the increase of this new-risen light, and by true introversion of his heart to God, as the sole Author of it, humbly beg of Him that all that he feels a desire of doing to those under his care may be first truly and fully done in himself.”

God, if You want to do something in my congregation, start it with me. Right here, right now, in the privacy of my study, begin with me. When I come before my congregation this weekend, may my life be the example of the work You want to do in us all.

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