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Kenny Luck founded Every Man Ministries (EMM) in 2000 to free men spiritually and ignite spiritual health worldwide. He is currently the executive pastor of ministries at Crossline Church in Laguna Hills, California. Prior to serving at Crossline, he was the men's pastor at Saddleback Church in mostrar mais Lake Forest, California, from 1997 to 2014. mostrar menos

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Obras por Kenny Luck

52 Ways to Stretch a Buck (1992) 8 exemplares
Family Workbook (2012) 8 exemplares
Family DVD Leader Kit (2012) 3 exemplares
Risk (box) 2 exemplares
Fight (2012) 2 exemplares
Friendship 1 exemplar
Temptation 1 exemplar
Intimacy 1 exemplar
Risk 1 exemplar
Dream 1 exemplar
Nepatized The Zine 1 exemplar
Family 1 exemplar
A life well lived 1 exemplar


Conhecimento Comum




Kenny Luck was a young man who felt such an affinity toward Thoreau that he spent months studying Thoreau's works from a devotional point of view. He began collecting Thoreau's quotes and soon found that the quotes had relevance to many aspects of life. He decided to compile the quotes into a book to share with others. The book is divided into sections. The sections are Society and Government, Spirituality and Nature, and Love. Kenny also includes an index which enables the reader to quickly locate quotes pertaining to subjects they are interested in such as: war, truth, mankind, sympathy, etc.

I enjoyed this book. I have long been a fan of Thoreau's writings and I liked the way this book touched on many of his most brilliant quotes, at least in my opinion. The only downside was reading the eBook on my Sony Reader, which is not color. The book is purported to have beautiful illustrations and, unfortunately, I was unable to experience them as I was reading. In the end though, the words are what matter and here are some of the quotes that I found most meaningful....

read the rest of my review here:
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TheTrueBookAddict | 5 outras críticas | Mar 22, 2020 |
Kenny Luck has collected an assortment of quotes from Thoreau and Jay Luke and Ren Adams have illustrated them.

Thanks to the publicist for sending me an unbound galley for review.

I see this review as being in two parts: the quotes and the format.

The quotes are pretty easy. I think most people already have at least a vague idea as to what [a:Henry David Thoreau|10264|Henry David Thoreau|] was all about. Here are some quotes that I marked from this book:

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential fact of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."

"It is never too late to give up our prejudices."

"Moreover, any man more right than his neighbors constitutes a majority of one already."

"The stars are God's dreams, thoughts remembered in the silence of his night."

I found several obvious typos, both in Luck's introduction and in the quotes themselves. That feels like a huge no-no in a book of quotations. I did read an advance copy, so I hope that these were corrected before the final printing.

Now for the format. (You can search inside this book on Amazon, so you can see what I'm talking about there.)

Part of the reason I asked to review this was because of the gorgeous cover artwork. I knew this was an illustrated book of Thoreau's quotes, so I fully expected that kind of artwork to be on the inside. It isn't.

There are two illustrators. I am not an artist, so I may get some terms wrong, but hopefully you'll know what I mean. Ren Adams uses "traditional Chinese brush painting techniques." I would describe Jay Luke's style as pen-and-ink. At first I was disappointed because the illustrations were so very spare and I had expected lush woodsy scenes like the cover. Once I thought about it, I realized that the simple black-and-white illustrations on the inside matched Thoreau's "Simplify, simplify!" philosophy perfectly. However. They did start to feel generic. I don't know if the illustrators ran out of ideas or time or something, but I felt there were entirely too many illustrations of dead trees.

The formatting is a little odd too. The font is in varying shades of gray. Important words are in a larger font. I can see why this would seem like a good idea, but in reality, I read the large words with extra emphasis, which led to some odd cadences. The alignment of the text is set to justify, but some quotes were so short they felt like they should have been centered.

Overall, it was a good book with a good idea, but the format was not to my taste. I might have paid more attention than I normally would have because I did receive this for review. Thoreau lovers should be happy with it.
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JG_IntrovertedReader | 5 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2013 |
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I got about halfway through this book before my interest waned. I have not been and avid follower of this series, and have a similar opinion for the entire genre. If you are interested in inspirational Christian books for men, this is for you. I guess I just find my inspiration elsewhere.
mbaland | 10 outras críticas | Nov 24, 2012 |
Helpful in a dry period of life. It will, indeed, reinvigorate the ability to dream. Not imagine, but dream. Read his book for more on the difference between those 2 terms.
shdawson | Nov 19, 2012 |

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