BOOK REVIEW: The Power of a Half Hour – Take Back Your Life Thirty Minutes at a Time (Tommy Barnett)

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October 11, 2013 by piratritasavit

Pastor Tommy Barnett’s The Power of a Half Hour is an easy-to-read (but HARD TO DO) book. He includes many vignettes of people he has met: from ordinary people like Carl the businessman who was arrested in a CIA sting operation; to more famous names like Ken Blanchard, Darlene Zsesch and even Jim Bakker.

I approached the book with the expectation to do some math and map out my days, weeks and months with 30 minute blocks. Instead, the book reads less like a manual and more like a devotional. Reflections and action steps are included at the end (might’ve been more helpful to be inserted at the end of each chapter).

There isn’t a ton of theology or Gospel presentation in the book. It’s not the main thrust of a book like this. It feels more like a “how-to” or a “Christian-self-help” alternative to the more secular “believe and achieve” titles out there.

Nevertheless, it is a quick little book of inspiration to get anyone who is goal-oriented on the fast track to follow-through.


DISCLAIMER: I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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