Wednesday, April 30, 2014

The People Factor by Van Moody

Title: The People Factor

Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Publishing

Date: January 7, 2014

Paperback: 292 pages

Language: English

About the book: The right relationship will launch you to the heights of achievement; the wrong one will tether you to mediocrity. Your relationships will be your sources of greatest joy and your venues of greatest pain. Van Moody says, "When people show you who they are, pay attention."

Van Moody saw this need every day of his pastoral life, but he could not find a concise, practical resource for people who need to become more relationally savvy. He needed a beyond-the-basics study guide for Relational IQ.

About the author: Vanable H. Moody II, affectionately known as "Pastor Van," serves as pastor of the Worship Center in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition, he serves on the board of Joel Osteen's Champions Network and is an associate trainer in Japan for Dr. John Maxwell's EQUIP leadership organization.

My take: To be perfectly honest, I thought this book was going to be about how to better your relationship between couples and not necessarily friends and colleagues. So, once I started reading it, I had to completely change my mind frame. Learning about how to deal with the relationships of people you meet everyday is also a good thing. Most people just tend to go with the flow and what ever happens, happens. But there is a way to handle this so as to achieve the best relationships you possibly can.

I feel as though the book is laid out like a study guide. He goes into every chapter describing what he wants one to do to better their lives. Then there are bullet points that list relationship reminders and questions that help you raise your relationship IQs. Sprinkled throughout the book are Bible texts and quotes. He also gives examples of different situations one might be in and how it can be rectified.

Like I stated before, this book wasn't what I thought it would be at all. The style of it just isn't think kind that I really like. There are a lot of people who will probably be able to benefit from reading this book and those are the ones that I say should go out and buy it.

This book was given to me by BookLook in exchange for my honest review.

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