Thursday, July 30, 2009
Review of Everyday Greatness
Stephen R. Covey is known for being one of the most influential people in America. His most famous title is The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. In his collection entitled Everyday Greatness, Covey continues to inspire the masses.
The book consists of a collection of essays that were all originally published in Reader’s Digest. Three chapters are devoted to each of the seven sections within. Before every chapter or section, there is an inspirational quote, followed by some commentary. Then follow a few stories, with interspersed commentary, and pages of related quotes. He also includes a section of reflections with questions for the reader at the end of each chapter.
For lovers of words, such as myself, this book is full of beauty. Before I had even finished the introduction, I was already sharing quotes from it with a like-minded friend.
The stories are moving. The quotes are inspirational. And the reflection questions are thought-provoking enough to keep every journal writer busy for pages. Many productive conversations can also be had from the words within these pages, be they between friends, lovers, family, or scholars. It is meant to be meditated upon and returned to time and time again.
Cover Image courtesy of Thomas Nelson Publishers