Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God

My friend, Margaret Feinberg, has a new book and 7-session DVD Bible study called Wonderstruck: Awaken to the Nearness of God,which releases Christmas Day. This is a personal invitation for you to join me and many others in reading this book!  (I ordered mine on Friday.)

To learn more, watch the Wonderstruck Video:

Margaret recently posted a great warning on her site that those who have read Wonderstruck have experienced the following symptoms:

-An inability to stop smiling

-An uncontainable desire to pray

-A loss of interest in judging others

-A quiet, unshakable confidence in God

-A renewed ability to see the wonders of God all around

I have read a sneak peek of Wonderstruck.  I am impressed with the number of times Scripture speaks of people being amazed at Jesus.  There was something interesting and compelling about Jesus that created amazement in the hearts of people.

Margaret is a good writer and has a message.  I have read one of her books (Scouting the Divine) and enjoyed the book very much.  

You can Follow Margaret on Twitter  or on Facebook.  I read her blog regularly.  I purchased my book here but other booksellers have the book as well.

Monday Start: Resources for the Week

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See this post: “9 tips for packing more punch in your emails”  (Chris Brogan).  Because of amount of e-mail that many of us receive and send, this post can be very helpful.  Also see “How to Write Emails that Get an Immediate Response.”

Being a father

How Two Presidents Helped Me Deal With Love, Guilt, and Fatherhood.”  Interesting article in the National Journal by Ron Fournier, whose son has Asperger’s syndrome.  Fascinating look at two Presidents and their conversations with a boy who has Asperger’s.

The importance of practice.

Be like an NFL player and practice your job.

90 minutes

Rachelle Gardner has written a very good post entitled “Success in 90–Minute Increments.


A very good post!  The 5 Most Persuasive Words in the English Language.


This post by Scot McKnight was very interesting.  He discusses the work of Christian Smith in his book Lost in Transition: The Lost Side of Emerging Adulthood.