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Sunday, February 1, 2009
Book Review: God is My Coach

I recently was given the opportunity to review the book "God is my Coach: A Business Leader's Guide to Finding Clarity in an uncertain world" by Larry Julian [ISBN: 978-1-59995-048-8].

The book did not fit my needs perfectly since its primary audience will be individuals interested in strategic planning, mentoring, and/or coaching; however, the book was certainly useful for individuals in such fields. As a resident of the Twin Cities, I particularly enjoyed Julian's mention of several businesses from the local area. The back cover features a recommendation of Brad Anderson, CEO of Best Buy, a Minnesota-based company.

One particular gem of wisdom from the book, which I was thoroughly pleased to ascertain, was Julian's opinion on giftedness. Julian stated, "Your giftedness is the intersection of what you naturally do well with what you love doing," (Julian 8) a highly useful notion.

While the book was useful for business, I personally did not agree with the religious comments by the author since he appears to subscribe to the beliefs of "Born Again" Christians.

All in all, a good book for those interested in one-on-one coaching, mentoring forums, or strategic planning.


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