Tuesday, November 13, 2012

More Than a Bucket List


We've seen the bucket lists, those pleasure trips or daredevil actions someone wants to do before they die. But suppose there are some other items that should be on that bucket list. Maybe something like trusting God more or becoming a more grateful person.
This book is a compilation of fun things to do and places to go combined with spiritual encouragement and teaching. You may see a suggestion to take a ferry through the San Juan Islands in Washington State (my favorite) on one page and the encouragement to accept God's forgiveness on the next. Some suggestions are pure fun, like learning to throw a boomerang. Others are character building, like going complaint free for thirty days. Some of the suggestions are costly, like traveling to a tropical island, or going on a mission trip, but others are free and can be done anywhere or anytime.

Here are a few more ideas I liked:
Go on a word fast.
Donate blood regularly.
Learn a magic trick.
Have a food fight.
Go barefoot.
Share your faith.
Watch less TV.
Write a love letter to God.
Start a gratitude journal.

I was impressed with this book and the ideas contained within. Sure, there are lots of fun and (maybe) selfish activities you could add to your bucket list, but there are also many thought provoking, character building, and others oriented suggestions that could be added too. This book can help you make your latter years thoughtful and inspiring.

This book would make a perfect retirement gift.

Watch a trailer for the book here.

Thomas Nelson Publishers, 288 pages. Publisher's product page.

I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
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