The Power Of Encouragement!
I have read a shelf load of John Maxwell books and enjoyed and learned things from everyone of them. I did not think there could possibly be a new format to John’s books that I had not seen before, but I was wrong. In the book ENCOURAGEMENT CHANGES EVERYTHING by John Maxell (2008, Thomas Nelson) the subject of encouragement is explored using short quotations, stories and materials gleaned from all of John’s other books and resources. The short 125 page book designed to be given as a gift is divided into 6 chapters including specific focus on teams and hope. There was nothing really new but the stories and quotes as would be expected are great for sermon illustrations (I am using one from the book this Sunday) but having all the topical content on a given subject was refreshing. I remembered reading the material before but the constant emphasis on encouragement on page after page was still full of impact. Worth the price and the reading time.
“There are high spots in all of our lives and most of them have come about through encouragement from someone else” George M. Adams (p. 31)