I am reading an incredible book by Holley Gerth titled, “You’re Already Amazing”.  When the opportunity to review the book came about, I wondered.  I hemmed and I hawed (what is hawing?).  She hooked me with the table of contents and the first paragraph.  I was done.  It was determined.  I would be reading that book.

The walls of my study lined with books (ahem, spare room, but “study” sounds so much more sophisticated), display the love of words in my life.  Nine years of higher ed, an entire K-12 life pouring over the book catalogs sent home every month, and hours wandering bookstores.  Books upon books upon books.

This book caught me.  The writing is incredible.  And the quotes—people, the quotes will wear out your highlighter.  I stopped underlining–partly because my talents do not include straight-line drawing while curled up on the couch–but mostly because I started drawing boxes.  Boxes!  A mere underline lacked the emphasis needed.

All that to say, there is a full book review coming later this week (book provided by publisher, all thoughts are fully my own).  In the meantime, reflect on these words:

“It’s true.  Most people don’t do what you do, love what you love, feel the kind of passion you feel about that thing.  I started thinking about this recently, and I realized we’re in pretty good company if we feel like we’re not like most people.  After all:
–Most people don’t…build an ark.
–Most people don’t…lead people through that desert to the Promised Land.
–Most people don’t…die on a cross to save the world.

But aren’t we glad one person did each of these things?” –Holley Gerth, You’re Already Amazing 

More to come…follow Twitter for sneak peeks at more of my favorite quotes from the book!

3 comments on “Put away your highlighters and pull out your pencils people…

  1. Melinda

    I loved the quite you shared when I read it two nights ago. This is a book that should come with neon pages it is so full of words to remember. Glad for the book club so I can study it.

    1. Jennifer Cook Post author

      Neon pages–what a great image! And so very true.

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