Trade Up

"Trade Up" by Dean Niewolny is a good title for anyone (man or woman) who wants to move from making money to have a positive impact on other people for God's glory. Around 180 pages, the author spends the first part describing his own personal journey from making big money to the emptiness of his life to finding a more fulfilling and significant role for his life.

Some of the topics covered include:

1. 3 questions to help you improve your life.
2. Questions to ask as you consider getting rid of things so you have more margin in your life for more significant things (such as people and experiences).
3. Questions to ask yourself to help discover your spiritual aptitudes.
4. People leaving a spiritual desert are qualified to help those still in one.
5. 3 ways the Holy Spirit guides us to our passion.
6. 3 questions to ask yourself when developing your mission statement.
7. Suggestions for writing a specific mission statement.
8. Only two things really matter: Jesus and people.
9. The importance of solitude.

A readable title, I remembered some of the concepts mentioned were also in Bob Buford's "Halftime" title back in the 1990s. Niewolny does add some more thoughts and experiences and challenges the reader to carefully and deeply think about what kind of legacy they want to leave. Also included is a helpful study guide for each chapter. Will be a good future reference.

I was given a review copy by Baker Books in exchange for a fair review.


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Comments (1)

  1. roe

    Im going to have to get that book, thanks for the info!

    July 08, 2017