An old man walked up a shore littered with thousands of starfish, beached and dying after a storm. A young man was picking them up and flinging them back into the ocean. "Why do you bother?" the old man scofted. "You're not saving enough to make a difference." The young man picked up another starfish and sent it spinning back to the water. "Made a difference to that one," he said.


I am an avid book reader. I love books!  Many of the books I read are ones that were recommended to me by a good friend or family member.  Here are a list of some of my favorite books I have read of the past couple of years that I found inspiring or motivating.  All books that I post will be positive, encourgaing and stories about how 1 person can make a difference. Enjoy! 
  • A Golden Voice: How Faith, Hard Work, and Humility Brought Me from the Streets to Salvation by Ted Williams
  • A Life That Matters: Five Steps to Making a Difference  by P.K. Hallinan
  • A Simple Blessing by Michael W. Smith
  • A Step of Faith (The Walk #4) by Richard Paul Evans
  • Always Looking Up: The Adventures of an Incurable Optimist by Michael J. Fox
  • An Invisible Thread by Laura Schroff
  • Decision Points by George W. Bush
  • Declutter your Life: Reduce Stress, Increase Productivity, and Enjoy Your Clutter-Free Life by Michelle Stewart
  • Developing the Leader Within You by John C. Maxwell
  • Five Wishes: How Answering One Simple Question Can Make Your Dreams Come True by Gay Hendricks
  • Getting Things Done by David Allen
  • Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting the Heart of Christmas by Sarah Palin
  • Grace by Richard Paul Evans
  • Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo
  • In an Instant: A Family's Journey of Love and Healing  by Lee Woodruff
  • In God We Trust: A Positive Faith for Troubled Times by Norman Vincent Peale
  • It's Not about Me: Rescue from the Life We Thought Would Make Us Happy by Max Lucado
  • Lone Survivor by Marcus Luttrell
  • Miles to Go by Richard Paul Evans
  • One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp
  • Out Live Your Life by Max Lucado
  • Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Pathway to Purpose for Women by Katie Brazelton
  • Pay it Forward by Catherine Ryan Hyde
  • Proof of Heaven by Mary Curran Hacket
  •  See you at the Top by Zig Ziglar
  • Service: A Navy Seal at War by Marcus Luttrell
  • Start Something That Matters by Blake Mycoskie
  • Touch the Top of the World: A Blind Man's Journey to Climb Farther than the Eye Can See by Erik Weihenmayer
  • The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
  • The Best Christmas Pageant Even by Barbara Robinson
  • The Book Thief  by Markus Zusak
  • The Calling: A Challenge to Walk the Narrow Road by Brother Andrew
  • The Christmas Secret by Donna VanLiere
  • The Chrimas Shoes by Donna VanLiere
  • The Compound Effect by Darren Hardy
  • The Four Seasons of Marriage by Gary Chapman
  • The Friday Night Knitting Club by Kate Jacobs
  • The Life That Matters: Five Steps to Making a Difference by P.K. Hallinan
  • The Road to Grace by Richard Paul Evans
  • The Sunflower by Richard Paul Evans
  • The Time of My Life by Patrick Swayze
  • The Walk by Richard Paul Evans
  • Through my Eyes by Tim Tebow
  • You Were Made for More by Jim Cymbala
  • When God Whispers Loudly  by Chris M. Hibbard 
  • Work in Progress by Kristin Armstrong
  • World Changers: Live to Serve by Bob Beltz
I would love to hear from you after you have read one of the books above.  Please post a comment on your thoughts and if you liked the book or not.  Also please recommend other books that are uplifting, motivating and challenge others to make a difference. Thanks!

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