Book Report

 Book Suggestions:
Pick from the following list:

  • Seven Habits of Highly Effective People – Stephen Covey
  • Jesus, CEO – Laurie Beth Jones
  • The Speed of Trust – Stephen R. Covey & Rebecca R. Merrill
  • The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership – John Maxwell
  • Management by Proverbs – Michael Zigarelli
  • Loving Monday – John Beckett
  • Developing the Leader Within You – John Maxwell
  • Ascent of a Leader – Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol, Ken McElrath
  • Lead Like Jesus – Ken Blanchard, Phil Hodges
  • Leadership Wisdom of Jesus – Charles Manz

 Book Review Format:
For the report itself, use the following headings and instructions:

  • Book: Give author, date, title, publication place and publisher, using a bibliography format. (Single Space.)
  • Author: Tell as much as you can about the author in one paragraph, especially information important to an understanding of this particular work. (Single Space.)
  • Thesis: State the primary thesis of the book in no more than 3-4 sentences. (Single Space.)
  • Major Sections: Give a short overview of the book’s outline in summary paragraphs, showing how each section develops an aspect of, or gives support for, the main thesis. (Single Space; not more than 1 – 2 pages.)
  • Reaction: Your personal reaction to the author’s thesis and its development (positively, negatively or both). React in relation to your own opinion, experience and perspective on the subject matter presented. (Single Space; not less than 1 page nor more than 3 pages.) NOTE: This is a critical part of the review and demands your special attention.
  • Recommendation: Indicate whether you recommend this book for outside reading by your fellow students. Provide a few sentences explaining why. (Single Space.)