Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Two Books as Christmas Gift Ideas!

Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel by Ray Keating

Ray Keating is working on the sequel to Warrior Monk: A Pastor Stephen Grant Novel, and he’s having just as much fun writing this book as he did the first.

Why not get Warrior Monk for the readers on your Christmas list, so they’ll be ready when the sequel hits in 2012? And if you have not read the book yet, why not delve into this first story of faith, action, murder, humor, terrorism, intrigue, theology, politics, and romance featuring Stephen Grant, former CIA assassin and now pastor?

A recent comment from a pastor on noted: “As I am also one, to see Stephen Grant as an actual minister of the Gospel isn't too hard to believe. Now, his previous background and his moving into a second career as a pastor--most of the men I know have not had such an exciting life! … I am looking forward to the next installment of this series. It will be worth the wait!”

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“Chuck” vs. the Business World: Business Tips on TV by Ray Keating

Keating is not only a novelist, but he’s also an economist, newspaper columnist, and college professor. The just-published first book in his “Business Tips on TV” series finds career and business lessons in the NBC TV series “Chuck.”

In this fun, valuable and unexpected book, Keating shows that TV spies and nerds can provide insights and guidelines on managing workers, customer relations, leadership, trust and work, interviews, technology, hiring and firing people, and balancing work and personal life.

Terri Schlichenmeyer, the Bookworm Sez columnist and reviewer, has included “Chuck” vs. the Business World: Business Tips on TV by Ray Keating in her holiday gift guide for 2011. Schlichenmeyer wrote: “Mama always said that TV was a waste of time, but your giftee knows better – especially after you’ve given "‘Chuck’ vs. the Business World: Business Tips on TV" by Ray Keating. Yes, you can harvest business lessons while being a couch potato. No, it doesn’t have to be a stuffed-suit kind of show.”

Whether managing a career, department, business, nonprofit or church, this book provides valuable tips to get you thinking, and hopefully, in the end, to improved decision-making.

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Thanks, and have a blessed Christmas!