Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bo's Cafe - Review & Giveaway


There are many books out there that have impacted me and one of them is Bo's Cafe by John Lynch, Bill Thrall and Bruce McNicol.

Thank you to Hachette Book Group for providing me with a complimentary copy for the purpose of review and having me host a giveaway.

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.

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:

When I first read what Bo's Cafe is about, immediately I thought, oh is this book going to be "The Shack" part 2? But as I began to read, I realized that no, this book is not! Bo's Cafe takes on the subject of grace in a fresh, new way!

This book, though fiction, showed the realness of people. We can't move forward until we let go of the past. We have to let go of our control (or in the case of the characters in Bo's Cafe, what we think we can control), our anger and our bitterness. Only than can we move forward.

Although an easy to read, well-written book, it is deep and I am still processing through what I have read in Bo's Cafe. There are not many books that impact me like this.

Bo's Cafe is a great way to introduce the concept of acceptance, grace and forgiveness in a non-threatening way. I would definitely recommend it to non-Christians, new Christians and searching Christians.

Buy It!: Bo's Cafe can be purchased at Amazon.ca, Amazon.com and ChristianBook.com

Win It: 5 lucky readers will win their own copy of Bo's Cafe

To Enter: Simply head over to Hachette Book Group and let me know one book you would like to read (mandatory to enter giveaway

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