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Some good reading & watching from today…

The thing is, everything worth doing is done to excess, poorly, immorally, inefficiently, by someone. But that doesn’t change the fact that the very same thing done right is worth doing.” Read more from Seth Godin’s post Babies And Bathwater.

“The sign of faint-heartedness in individuals is in the language talk of ‘someone else’ when there is anything to be done. … Spiritual fatigue comes from the unconscious frittering away of God’s time. When you feel weary or are exhausted…get back to God.” —Oswald Chambers

Tim Elmore shares 7 Ways Great Leaders Climb “Out Of The Box”

John Maxwell talks about the importance of a leader caring for others…

How Do You Kill 11 Million People? (book review)

How Do You KillAndy Andrews is an amazing storyteller. So when I saw a book from him with the intriguing title How Do You Kill 11 Million People? I just knew it was going to be hard-hitting.

And, boy was it! 

Andy says, “The past is what is real and true, while history is merely what someone recorded.” So he goes back to the eyewitness accounts of one of the saddest chapters in our recent past to to get the factual historical record on how Adolf Hitler and the Nazis were able to kill 11 million people.

After exploring the historical context, Andy doesn’t stop there. He then brings it home to where we live in the United States of America. Do you think the kinds of atrocities that Hitler and the Nazis got away with can’t be repeated? Do you think that something like that wanton destruction couldn’t happen in civilized, sophisticated, educated America? Then you are in for quite a shock. 

You can read How Do You Kill 11 Million People in less than an hour, but the haunting images and nagging images that Andy Andrews presents will stick with you for a long, long time. And that, I believe, is a very good thing.

This book is appropriate for all ages, but I think a very effective study would be for parents and children to read this book together.

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