Thursday, September 25, 2008

Encore Effect by Mark Sanborn

“The key to a remarkable life is to do everything with a passion for glorifying God. We should never be preoccupied only with an industry competitor, our customer, a colleague or and “audience.” Our ultimate audience is our heavenly Father.” (p. 66)

Growing up, I was blessed to have many people in my life who always encouraged me to do my best at whatever I set my hand to. Whether I was studying for a test, memorizing lines for a dramatic performance, or practicing a piece for a piano recital, I was instructed to do my best. Mark Sanborn has captured the essence of that basic message and presented it as a terrific learning/teaching tool in his latest book entitled Encore Effect. Building on the principle that life is a stage with all of us cast in a unique role, we are to perform in such a way that others call for an Encore!

Reading Sanborn’s book is not just a “how-to” book of becoming the best in a given field. Instead, it is a book that encourages believers to place God at the center of their hearts and lives and then go on to perform our very best while seeking to always polish our work and skills so that we become better over time and are able to reach out and encourage others to do their best as well. Sanborn’s book reminded me that the Bible is filled with many scriptures where God’s instructions to us are, “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not unto men.” (Collosians 3:23) I was encouraged and challenged with each scripture that was listed in my notebook by the time I reached the end of this book.

Encore Effect carries a scripturally accurate message that all of us should heed and follow. If you want to be encouraged in your own work and dreams for the future, pick up a copy today! You may also learn more about the author and his work on his website! Be encouraged and live each day as unto the Lord!

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