11.11.2010

Book Review :: flashBANG: How to Get Over Yourself & GIVEAWAY

I really love reading. I don't read all that much, but I love when I find a great book. I think the thing that stops me from reading is that I don't like having to find out if I love a book. What if I start reading a book only to find out I don't like it!? UGH. But, I think all of the books I've read in the past few years, I've loved. This one is no exception. Jess sent this to me last year. She introduced me to Mark Steele books a couple of years ago when she told me to read Half Life-Die Already. GREAT BOOK. But, today, I'm going to talk to you about Flashbang.

 

It's funny and it's about God. Do you ever read a book that has those two things in one? I don't.
This book is about his life. He's been through some crazy things, but in the end, it all came back to God. He learned big lessons along the way and they are lessons we ALL need to learn. From what a flashbang is to what teethmarks and slaphappy are. It will all make sense in time. I promise.

I started reading this a couple days before I left for NE last week. I got on the plane and couldn't wait to dig in some more. Well, I got about 5 minutes into it and had to stop reading because I couldn't contain my laughter! It's a very easy read. You have to get used to his style, but you do quickly. He keeps your attention and makes you laugh on the way. Go read this book. Then read Half Life-Die Already and I'm going to just say read Christianish even though I haven't yet.

This is the book's description:
Mark Steele found himself trying to be a good Christian, but felt he wasn’t making any permanent difference. His life was turning into a flashbang — something that makes a lot of noise but leaves no permanent indentation. In this hilarious memoir, Steele gives autobiographical accounts of enduring 40 days of facial paralysis, suffering public embarrassment at a Presidential Inauguration, receiving treatments of shock therapy from a first-timer and giving blood in a Mexican hospital. Each story brings Steele closer to the realization that being a Christian is more than just saying you are. In the end, he reveals his secret to living a more meaningful life—how he got over himself.

That's another item crossed off my 101 in 1001 list! (by "another" I mean the second :) ) If you haven't made your own, go do one then link up to mine so others can see ideas and we can keep everyone accountable!

*****ONE LAST THING*****
LET'S DO A GIVEAWAY! 
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4 comments:

  1. I'm gonna need to check out both of these books!

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  2. That book looks awesome. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. I blogged about your awesome giveaway! :-)

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