Be You. Do Good. – Book Review

bookEveryone who wants to make a difference during the time they have on this earth should read this book!  This is not just another self-help book.  Using the life stories of many people, some famous, others not, and his own experiences, Golden shows how to build a life, a career, a ministry, that focuses outwardly, on others.  In the Forward to this book, Bob Goff says, “…not only is God up to something here and something now, but God’s instrument of choice happens to be you.  If you’re feeling flattered, you should be.  As unlikely as it seems, God has chosen you and me to be  divine agents in the world today.  When you own that, everything changes.” (pg. 12)

The basic premise is to take one step at a time, some small, some large, in pursuit of your personal passion, your calling, always working toward God’s plan for you.  Many throw their hands up to heaven, begging God to tell them what to do.  Golden says God has given you a specific talent and skill set for His purpose.  To discover that one must ask such  questions as, “What do you want me to do? What are you good at? What makes you come alive?” (pg. 89)  He will give you a word, an inkling, a thought, an affirmation that you can know with certainty He wants you to pursue.

The concept that resonates and runs throughout this book is that of bahora bahora.  These are the Rwandan words for ‘little by little’.  It’s all about not rushing through life.  It’s about taking the time to build relationships with God, one another, and the world around us.  Slowly and carefully.

“Little by little we become more holy.”

 “Little by little we craft lyrics to entire songs.”

“Little by little we become proficient at our callings.”

(pg. 12)

I highly recommend you take a small step a read this book, cover-to-cover.  It could by the one small thing you need to discover God’s purpose for your life.

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Blessings to you and yours!


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Baker Books/a division of Baker Publishing Group.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”