Book Reviews

Battle Hymn of the Tiger MotherTHE MOST IMPORTANT PARENTING BOOK OF THE DECADE

Amy Chua’s little memoire on parenting, Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother, is both fascinating and controversial. I read the Time magazine article and immediately downloaded the book to the Kindle app on my iPhone. I then read the entire book in two evenings with rapt enthusiasm.

The fact that it is so well written, interesting, and easy to digest means it will be widely read. Most parenting books have a limited appeal, which stunts their impact. This book, however, will undoubtedly have a much bigger audience and a correspondingly larger influence…. (Read More)



GUILTY PLEASURE

During the mid-1980’s, I attended a Bible study in the home of a member of the Hunt family. Reading THE BIG RICH by Bryan Burrough was like stumbling upon my friend’s private diary and taking a peek. On the one hand, I could not turn away, but on the other, I felt a little guilty with every new revelation. While each of the four families featured in the book had their complexities, clearly the Hunt family story was the most convoluted. In fact, knowing what I learned in the book only deepens my already great respect for my friend, who managed to rise above…. (Read More)



THE ROAD LESS TAKEN

“But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it.”

This is the story of the road less taken.

Are you being herded along the highway of conventional wisdom, jostled by every whim and worry? Are you marching lockstep with hordes of unhappy people to destinations unknown? Are you starting to question where you are going? Why you are going there? And how come everyone seems so miserable along the way?

Then push your way to the edge of the crowd. You may have a bit of a struggle because everyone is packed in so….  (Read More)

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