Archive for 'Reviews'
Posted on 29. Oct, 2012 by Kenny.
Apparently Microsoft announced a new product called the surface recently. I was watching Hulu this weekend and saw a comercial for the Surface tablet and I did an immediate double-take. What? I’ll admit, I was immediately disappointed.
Why? Because more than 5 years ago, Microsoft announced a product they had developed called Surface. I wrote about it here. Below is a video.
Yes, the video above looks like the future, right? Apparently, they only made a handful of these tabletop computers which made their way to high end hotels and such. I never saw one personally. Instead, Microsoft launches a new product last week called the surface, and it didn’t look like the future.
Posted on 24. Sep, 2012 by Kenny.
I’m almost overwhelmed by the number of resources for kid’s ministry worship these days. Well, maybe it’s not overwhelming, but compared to where we were 10 years ago, the difference is night and day. Many kid’s church environments out there have live bands or utilize presentation software with all the bells and whistles. However, the majority don’t. The majority of kid’s church environments have a TV and a DVD player, so it’s up to volunteers and staff to figure out how to get quality worship on DVDs… and if they do, there’s still that awkward pausing and skipping from song to song to match the song order planned for that day.
This is why I love the newest product out from God’s Kids Worship. I’m a little behind getting the word out, but it’s not too late for you to take advantage of this amazing resource. It’s called Next Worship. It’s a year of worship on DVD format that makes worship simple for the small and large church alike.
Here’s what you get:
Posted on 25. Apr, 2012 by Kenny.
Day ten, the end of the second week of the Orange Trap blog tour. It was a great week.
On this day, Jay Martin, Or jaymart as I know him wrote a great post about the book. He included a clip from the famous movie, “Spartacus.” I have to admit, I’ve never seen this movie, but he includes the clip of the famous part of the movie where multiple people stand and say, “I am Spartacus.” Jay described that when he read the book, he immediately identified with Eric Newman and after hearing so many other people declare “I am Eric Newman,” it made him think of this clip.
Posted on 19. Apr, 2012 by Kenny.
Yesterday was a big day for The Eric Trap blog tour. We took four virtual stops and people had some great stuff to say! So, let’s get started.
The first stop is over at the Compel Blog, which is the kidmin encouragement/resource blog for the Church of God of Prophecy denomination. Jason Vernon, the blog’s author is the senior pastor at RTP Community Church (which I wrote about a few weeks ago). He’s a great guy and I’m so glad to get the perspective of a senior pastor for this book. What spoke to him most was the chapter on delegation. Craig Gyergyo who wrote that chapter did an incredible job approaching delegation in a very unique way. Many of us do a great job delegating tasks, but we don’t delegate authority, which is huge. This chapter alone is worth the price of the book. Read Jason’s review here.
Posted on 18. Apr, 2012 by Kenny.
So, yesterday was a slower blog tour day with just one stop. There were two other initially planned stops, but we’re going to circle back around to those stops in a few days. However, I got a real kick out of the featured review for the day.
Tom Roepke, who says he is not Eric Newman, does indeed work for New Hope Community Church, the same church where Eric Newman works… except Tom is in Ohio I think and Eric’s New Hope is in Houston. Pretty funny though. Tom Created a video review to go with his post where he showed the infamous hallway with his altercation with Jim Swanson. Don’t know what I’m talking about… well, you need to read the book.
Posted on 17. Apr, 2012 by Kenny.
It’s week two and the blog tour is at it again with three more stops, yesterday.
My friend Brain Dollar posted a great review on his blog. He shared with his readers the three reasons why he liked this book so much.
- It’s a leadership fable – who doesn’t like a leadership fable?
- Eric is easy to relate to – because he’s just like so many of us.
- The lessons are impacting – even those of us who have been dong this for a long time slip in these areas from time to time.
Brian is giving away a few copies, so if you want one, check out what you need to do to win.
Jeremy Echols also posted a review of The Eric Trap. My favorite part of his review is in his “Spoiler Alert” section.
Posted on 13. Apr, 2012 by Kenny.
Today marks the last day of the first week of The Eric Trap blog tour. In five days, twelve people have given unique perspectives of this new book in blog posts, facebook updates and youtube videos. Not only do we still have two more weeks, but almost 40 more reviews. Wow! We’ve got a lot more coming your way, so we’re going to take a breather on Saturday and Sunday and start back up again on Monday.
Today though we had three more great reviews.
Posted on 12. Apr, 2012 by Kenny.
Day 4 and already 9 reviews of the Eric Trap. Not bad, huh? I’ve got three more reviews to point you towards today. Three really great reviews:
Sarah Richards, Children’s Pastor in MN wrote a great post summarizing the essence of The Eric Trap on her blog this morning. She’s also giving away a couple of books, so if you haven’t scored one yet, be sure to comment on her post!
Wayne Stocks, my friend from Dad in the Middle wrote a very fun post. I really appreciate his post. He expressed his hesitation with another collaborative book… and I totally get it. Collaborative books are great. One of my favorite books (Switch) is a collaborative book. However, sometimes collaborative books can get in a rut.… Read the rest
Posted on 11. Apr, 2012 by Kenny.
Man, we’re really starting to get into this thing.
Today we had two incredible reviews of the book, The Eric Trap. Let me tell you, these people aren’t being paid or encouraged to say what they’re saying. I personally asked about 3-5 people to write reviews and Sam invited 3-5 people as well. Everyone else simply requested a book to review. I had a conversation with Brother Jim last week where he told me that he didn’t know half the people who were going to review the book. We determined that this is a good thing… that’s its not the normal fans who are going to say it’s a great book just because someone’s name is on it.
Posted on 11. Apr, 2012 by Kenny.
Several people will be posting video reviews of the Eric Trap over the next few weeks. If they say a picture is worth a thousand words… it probably means a video is worth ten thousand words. Don’t let Paula Dean throw you off, I haven’t gotten her to read the book yet.
Evan Doyle was the first person to submit a video review. Awesome… and it only took 17 tries.