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Monday, December 14, 2009

Bo's Cafe by John Lynch, Bill Thrall, and Bruce McNicol (Book Review)

Title: Bo's Cafe
Authors: John Lynch, Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol

Publisher: Windblown Media

About the book: High-powered exec Steven Kerner has no idea his tightly wound American dream is about to come crashing down. His high-profile, high-octane life has always provided everything he's wanted.

Or so he thought.

When his unresolved anger threatens his marriage, and his attempts to fix it only drive the one he loves farther away, he is pushed to the brink. An invitation from mystery man Andy Monroe may be the greatest hope Steven's ever been handed. (back cover)

My thoughts: I really enjoyed reading this book. It made me realize how alike everyone really is, and how we should watch for those opportunities to really connect with other people around us. That it doesn't take a fancy degree or tons of money - all it really takes is willingness and time. Bo's Cafe was a place where these kind of people seemed to gather. Here is a passage from one of those times at Bo's Cafe:
"Safe is a place where you can get out the worst about you and they don't run you off, talk you down, or head for the hills. It's having someone to stand with when you start to face the shameful stuff, man. It's where you can be a jerk and still have a place at the table the next day. . . where you don't have to hide or fake or pretend or bluff. Safe is being loved more for revealing your crap, not less. Safe is not having to 'man up' or be coerced to 'get real' or none of that nonsense."

This would be a great book for anyone to read who is struggling with something in their life and they don't really know which way to turn. It was full of warmth, common sense, family. The main character has an anger issue and tends to blame everyone else for his anger - it is never his fault. I have someone very close to me who mirrors this completely. Unfortunately, I don't think they are mature enough to actually "get" this book if they were to read it - but don't worry, it won't stop me from trying! There is just one more quote that I would like to share:
"But listen to this: repentance isn't doing something about your failure. Repentance is admitting you can't do anything about your failure. It's not just agreeing you've done something wrong; it's admitting you can't do what needs to be done to make it right. God waits and years for that moment with everything in Him."

If you want to find out more about the book - all you have to do is visit Bo's Cafe.
You can also read the first chapter here.

Bo's Cafe
Publisher/Publication Date: Windblown Media, Sept 2009
ISBN: 978-1-935170-04-4
256 pages

~This book was provided for review by First Wild Card Tours.~


lilly said...

I do own this book but I was wary of reading it. I guess I will give it a try beginning next year (which isn't all that far away lol). I have been in the position of struggling with certain things and tried reading several books but more often than not they just get me more frustrated. Since i already have this one, I guess it doesn't hurt to read it.

Sheila Deeth said...

I just finished reading this and really need to post my review too. Thanks.


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