Saturday, February 13, 2010

Bo's cafe by John Lynch, Bill Thrall, and Bruce McNicol Review

I've been waiting to review this book. It was on my Christmas list but I didn't get it. Thanks goodness I was given the opportunity to review this book. I've now read it several times and that is unusual for me.

About the Book:

High-powered executive Steven Kerner is living the dream in southern California. But when his bottled pain ignites in anger one night, his wife kicks him out. Then an eccentric mystery man named Andy Monroe befriends Steven and begins unravelling his tightly wound world. Andy leads Steven through a series of frustrating and revealing encounters to repair his life through genuine friendship and the grace and love of a God who has been waiting for him to accept it. A story to challenge and encourage, BO'S CAFE is a model for all who struggle with unresolved problems and a performance-based life. Those who desire a fuller, more authentic way of living will find this journey of healing a restorative exploration of God's unbridled grace.

About the Authors:

Bruce McNicol is president of Leadership Catalyst, Inc. and an international speaker and consultant. He holds a master's in theology and a doctorate in organizational and leadership development. Previously he served for ten years as president of the international church planting organization Interest Associates.

Bill Thrall serves as vice-chair of Leadership Catalyst, mentor, and coauthor of the bestselling TrueFaced resources (www.truefaced.com), The Ascent of a Leader, and Beyond Your Best.

John Lynch is a national conference speaker and writer for LCI, holds a master's of theoology from Talbot Seminary, and has twenty years' experience as a teaching pastor of Open Door Fellowship. He's also cofounder and playwright of a theater troupe in Phoenix.

My review:
After reading the last page of this book I’m speechless, pondering all that I had read. Where do I begin to tell you the hope this book released in my heart, mind and emotions. One of our deepest desires is to be known, to be accepted, warts and all. That kind of authentic friendship is hard to find. That should be the kind of relationships we find within a church, but unfortunately it is rare. We all have certain masks we wear, because if we let people see in to deep that type of authenticity leads to the possibility of getting hurt.
This book touched me deeply. Read this book with an open heart and you won't be disappointed. You may see grace in a whole new light!
5 STARS***** Highly Reccomended!
* I was sent this book to give an honest review and was not paid for my review *