Friday Finds 9/16/2011

Another version of my Friday Finds shows a few good resources for you.  These books I listed are really good.  Leaders are learners.  So pick some of these up.


Unbroken – A biography about a WWII bomber and Olympic runner, Louis Zamperini.  From the author who wrote Seabiscuit, Laura Hillenbrand, this is a great book that gives perspective because of the severe trials he walks through.  The NY Times wrote this review on it.

The Third Conversion – A novelette that is positioned as a book on fundraising, but it impacted me much deeper.  It made my wife and I talk about how and why we give money.  Have you become just an “automated giver”?  If so, this short book is for you.

Same Kind of Different As Me – Now this is the book I’m about to read. I’m super excited about it.  The website by the same name describes the book – but long story short – it is a book about the least-likely family beginning to live life on mission.

The Grace of God – I’ve been listening to this book while I cut the grass.  Andy Stanley does a good job of just telling the big story of God’s grace throughout all of Scripture.


My friend, Robbie Seay, is coming out with a new album. His band is so good.  Check out this website to pre-order it. Also, he offers some fun prizes if you help support this independently released album.


Buffer – I use the quite regularly now to help share resources via twitter.  I love it.  Super easy.

Photosynth – This is too fun.  Allows you to take good panorama pics on your iphone.

What books should I read, blog should I know about, or app should I use?


  1. ks September 17, 2011 at 7:00 pm #

    Hey Kevin, I’m reading Unbroken right now and am thoroughly enjoying it! Just finished a short story entitled “Escape from the World Trade Center by Leslie Haskin that you might enjoy. (I downloaded to my Kindle from Amazon) I also just downloaded, but haven’t started it yet, “24 hours That Changed the World-The Last Supper”, by Adam Hamilton. Happy reading!!

    • Kevin East September 17, 2011 at 7:45 pm #

      Very interesting. I haven’t heard of either of those books. I might look into them when I am done with these. Thanks.

  2. Michelle Jones September 18, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    Hi, Kevin! I’m in the middle of Bonhoeffer: Martyr,

    • Kevin East September 19, 2011 at 4:40 am #

      That’s a great reminder, Michelle. I picked it up months ago, got a little into it, and then dove into other books instead. It is sitting on my shelf collecting dust. Now that I just finished a different long one (Unbroken), I’ll probably grab another long one to dive into.