Everyday Greatness – review

_80_140_Book.66.coverEveryday Greatness by Stephen R. Covey and David K. Hatch is my latest Thomas Nelson Book Review Bloggers pick.

I have a book on my shelf called 70 Most Unforgettable Characters from Reader’s Digest. I have kept it since I was in high school and read it again every few years. They are short little stories about a person who made am impression. The stories are funny or sad, and provide a look at people and places that are long gone and often foreign to me.

I was pleased to get a copy of Everyday Greatness, which is a collection of stories from Reader’s Digest about people who display character and make contributions, with insights and commentary from Stephen R. Covey.  The book has 7 categories containing 3 principles which can guide our choices in life. The stories under each one show times when someone was faced with a time of choice, what decision they made, and what the outcome was for the person and for others.

Stephen Covey’s introduction and postscript to each story, plus the quotes between each chapter are well done. They aren’t too long or preachy, but just simple and direct, raising questions if you want to think about how the principle applies to your own life. This book can be used for self-study or just read for the inspiring stories of regular people who did good things.

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