The premise of the blockbuster movie “Inception” is that a thought planted deep enough in someone’s subconscious will completely change the way he or she lives. What ideas from books have been planted deep enough into your soul to influence the way you live your life? In this part two conversation of a special podcast, Paul Richardson and Mike O’Quin talk some books that have shaped their lives and thinking.

Specifically they touch on some key concepts and stirring stories from books such as “Peace Child” by Don Richardson, “How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci” by Michael Gelb, “The New Brain” by Richard Restak, “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell, “Chasing the Dragon” by Jackie Pullinger, “Bruchko” by Bruce Olson, “Run Baby Run” by Nicky Cruz, “Through the Gates of Splendor” by Elizabeth Elliot, “The Hiding Place” by Corrie ten Boom, and “The Cost of Discipleship” by Dietrich Bonhoeffer.

What books, old or new, are shaping your paradigms and stirring your hearts? We’d love to hear about them in the comment section below. 

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In this audio podcast Paul Richardson and Mike O'Quin talk about some books that have shaped their thinking, shifted their paradigms and stirred their hearts.  In this first of two recorded conversations, they talk about the importance of finding good books and absorbing them to develop as leaders.  Specifically they discuss key concepts from the books of Bill Johnson ("Dreaming with God"), Steven Covey ("The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People"), Jim Collins ("Good to Great", "Built to Last" and "Good to Great and the Social Sector"), Malcolm Gladwell ("The Tipping Point"), David McCullough ("John Adams"), David Keirsey and Marilyn Bates ("Please Understand Me"), John Eldredge ("Wild at Heart"), and Paul's own book "A Certain Risk."  Click here to listen or you can find us on iTunes by searching for the podcast, "Faith Activators":

Books That Have Shaped Us (Part One)