Monday, July 6, 2015

Book Review: A Splash of Kindness

About the book:
Great things begin with the smallest acts of goodness. These incredible, true stories began with a simple thought or action from another and became so much more. Be inspired by dedicated teachers, encouraging friends, and random acts of kindness. You don’t need a high-powered title to make a profound impact. This book is guaranteed to remind you how your own compassion, courage, and character can change the world!

About the author:
John Starley Allen is the author of the holiday classic, “Christmas Gifts, Christmas Voices.” Besides writing inspirational books and stories, he is also a gold record award-winning songwriter. He has performed his music at Nashville’s iconic Bluebird Café and the Country Music Hall of Fame. He has lived in Sweden, Nashville, and Moab, Utah. He currently resides in Holladay, Utah. He and his wife, JoAnn, are the parents of four beautiful daughters.

Reidhead Randomness:

An encouraging collection of short stories that will get you thinking about your own life and the influences you have on others!

The book begins with a reminder and short story about how small stones thrown into a pond create ripples.  Then, we are asked to relate that to our life through the stories.  It was a great experience to ponder and reflect how different events might have turned out, without the ripple effect.  It is a great reminder how all of our actions, words, lives, and examples have an effect on others.

There are so many WONDERFUL stories, it is hard to choose a favorite!  I really liked the story about Mr. Farnsworth, the inventor of TV....especially being a resident of Utah!

Each story is  though provoking and inspires you to do better, and think about the influence you can have on others too.

I received a copy of the book in order to write my review, however all opinions expressed are my own. 


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