Donald Mitchell

"Jesus Loves You!"
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Author, 2,000 Percent LIVING to help you become 100 times more fruitful for the LORD, HELP WANTED to create hundreds of millions of desirable Godly jobs, and Adventures of an Optimist; Coauthor, The 2,000 Percent Solution, The 2,000 Percent Solution Workbook, The 2,000 Percent Squared Solution, The Irresistible Growth Enterprise, The Ultimate Competitive Advantage, Ways You Can Witness, and Witnessing Made Easy. Founder, The 400 Year Project to advance the rate of global improvements by 20 times.
Top Reviewer Ranking: 188
Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (31,754 of 36,900)
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In My Own Words:
My newest book is the nonprofit edition of Excellent Solutions, describing how to be vastly more fruitful for the Lord.

For a free online read of my witnessing books, Witnessing Made Easy and Ways You Can Witness, visit Step by Step World Outreach Ministries and Scripture Now to learn about great ways that Christians can bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to more people based on a global contest… Read more

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My reading is heavily influenced by my desire to help others improve their reading and to support my work on the 400 Year Project.

On the nonfiction side, I mostly read books about business, environmental improvement, health issues, eliminating pov… Read more

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 188 - Total Helpful Votes: 31754 of 36900
David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art &hellip by Malcolm Gladwell
0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
"Then David put his hand in his bag and took out a stone; and he slung it and struck the Philistine in his forehead, so that the stone sank into his forehead, and he fell on his face to the earth. So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and struck the Philistine and killed him." -- 1 Samuel 17:49-50 (NKJV)

I enjoyed every single story in the book. Mr. Gladwell is a fine storyteller. My disappointment was that the book didn't provide more practical advice.

There are three parts: the advantages of disadvantages (and the disadvantages of advantages), the theory of desirable difficulty, and the limits of power.

In the first part, the… Read more
Never Go Back (Jack Reacher 18) by Lee Child
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
"And let him who is in the field not go back to get his clothes." -- Matthew 24:18 (NKJV)

I admire three things about the Jack Reacher novels:

1. Reacher's lifestyle is so unusual that it opens my mind to seeing new possibilities.
2. Reacher is put into impossible-seeming situations from which he easily escapes, without that result seeming obvious in advance.
3. The books open with such improbable and fascinating circumstances that you can't help but marvel at the imagination that led to creating them.

Never Go Back is pretty good in terms of points one and three, but definitely lacks the gusto we've grown to love in terms of how challenging the… Read more
The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Tant&hellip by Charles Dickens
"And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward." -- Matthew 10:42 (NKJV)

Let me clear that I am reviewing the unabridged reading by Simon Vance.

Dickens can seem remote to us today. The settings and problems don't exist in the same format. Underlying thdse differences, however, there are universal truths that are still with us: greed leads to harming others, love is kind, doing good is admirable, and children and vulnerable people should be protected. Dickens has a marvelous way of drawing characters who, although exaggerated, ring true ... and elicit strong… Read more