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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Jolt Your Life

Jolt: Get The Jump On A World That's Constantly Changing by Phil Cooke

Do you want to change your life?  In this book, Phil Cooke tells people how to discover their aims in life, set their priorities, be more creative and improve their thinking.  Well-written and enjoyable, the book has a lot of anecdotes and personal stories.  I especially liked the one about the magician who helped the generals in the Second World War.

Like many reviewers, I felt that this book wasn't very different from most self-help books.  It also seems to give people a lot of hard work to do.  (Can't someone write a self-help book that makes improving yourself fun?)  However,  I did find it helpful, and I found the chapters on creativity and thinking particularly useful.

I also agreed with Phil Cooke when he pointed out that science has failed to answer the important questions of life, for example, what is our purpose in life.  He's a Christian, but he doesn't seek to convert anyone in this book, although he writes about how important his faith is to him, and how faith helps him.

NB: I received this book free from Book Sneeze.  My opinions are entirely my own.

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