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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2006
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Every issue of Reader's Digest features a story that exemplifies people living to their best, often through adversity and challenge. This collection of inspiring stories, the best from the Reader's Digest archives, are brought together with pertinent commentary from Dr. Stephen Covey to become an inspiring and life-changing resource for anyone who wants more from life. The format lends itself to either serious study or more casual perusal.
Topics include: Searching for Meaning, Taking Charge, Starting Within, Creating the Dream, Teaming with Others, Overcoming Adversity and Blending the Pieces.
Includes some of the world's best known and loved writers, leaders and celebrities. Only from Reader's Digest could such a broad and deep collection of writings be collected and assembled into this cohesive work.
Stephenie Hovland5 Stars Out Of 5September 20, 2009Stephenie HovlandEveryday Greatness by Stephen R. CoveyEveryday Greatness is a treasure of life application insights and inspirations. David K. Hatch has compiled the collection of personal stories from Readers Digest, while Stephen Covey provides commentary. Each trait (such as responsibility, unity, and perseverance) is followed up with anectdotes, quotations, and thoughtful questions. As soon as I skimmed this book, I decided it was one of those books that I need to keep, revisit, and absorb. Later, as I read it, I thought about my pastor who could use this book for sermon illustrations. I also thought about my daughters school as they focus on character traits. From team-building businesses to personal improvement, this book has plenty for everyone. I read the stories, lingered over the quotations, and wanted to discuss the questions with others. I also wanted to take at least a year to go through the book. Although I usually read books from cover to cover, this is one of those books that allows you to hop around, digging into the traits you need to explore. My only disappointment was that it could have included more Christian elements. The Bible certainly speaks to the character traits presented. However, I understand that this book will be accessible to a variety of people who may have been put off by spiritual overtones.
Jonathan C3 Stars Out Of 5August 4, 2009Jonathan CEveryday Greatness: Inspiration for a Meaningful Life by Stephen R Covey is based around 63 true life stories that are to uplift, inspire, and bring forth passion within the reader. Using stories and quotes from various Reader's Digest articles over the years Covey adds his own commentary to them in order to shape the readers thinking toward "everyday greatness". Everyday greatness is based on three ideas, action, purpose and principles which are to transform ones life toward positive action.Initially the book was of some interest to me and promisd much after reading the introduction. However, after 50-100 pages in i could tell how the book was going to read from then on. It is packed with interesting stories and great tales and quotes that one might use if you were a teacher or public speaker. It is a very easy book to read and also makes you think wider than yourself.For me, this isn't the kind of book i would seek out to read. It is one of those 'positive thinking' type books which really grate. I'm unconvinced as to whether Covey achieved his goal of uplifting and inspiring the reader while also moving in them a passion to do better things in life. I can't say that i was greatly moved to enhance my life because of the stories i read. The best use for this book will be the stories and quotes for various speaking engagements and may come in handy as a bookend.I am a member of Thomas Nelsons Book Review Blogger program at http://brb.thomasnelson.com/
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