Seems that the book reviews are getting popular with publishers! Cameron C. Taylor, a multimillionaire businessman and author, contacted me to do a book review of his newest project: Does Your Bag Have Holes? 24 Truths that Lead to Financial and Spiritual Freedom. This book takes a look at the underlying principles and choices of prosperity with a spiritual/Christian twist.
Who is the author?
This is what the books website has to say about the author Cameron C. Taylor:
Cameron began writing books and learning to speed read while in college. By his senior year, Cameron was a published author and was reading at a rate of over 3,000 words a minute. Upon graduating with honors in business, he began his entrepreneurial career and founded several companies. He took one of his companies from an idea to over $1 million in revenue in its second year and then grew the business to over $10 million in revenue its fifth year. He is currently the president of three organizations: The Ladder to Success Corporation—a for-profit marketing consulting company; the Claim Your Victory Corporation, a for-profit company involved in the exploration for oil and natural gas resources; and the Does Your Bag Have Holes? Foundation, an educational charity. In addition to his business successes, Cameron has served in an overseas missionary ministry and is currently a volunteer pastor. He is a recipient of the Circle of Honor Award for being an “exceptional example of honor, integrity, and commitment.”
What the book is about?
The book goes through 4 principles and 6 choices of prosperity. Within each principle and choice of prosperity, there are myths explained with a truth at the end of each chapter.
The 4 Principles of Prosperity Include:
- Our Creator Gives us all Good Things
- Liberty is Given to All Men by our Creator
- Consequences are the Results of Our Choices
- Government is Created by the People to Protect our God Given Rights
The 6 Choices of Prosperity Include:
- Blame or Responsibility
- Pride or Humility
- Hypocrisy or Integrity
- Idleness or Industry
- Debt or Ownership
- Greed or Charity
The Good and The Bad
I enjoy books that come with CD’s. This book in particular came with an audio CD which summarized the main points of the book. A cliff notes of sorts. I also appreciate reading books from authors who have “made it” themselves in addition to giving us the principles and values that they believe in.
Since the book has a spirituality portion of the book, it has a fairly strong Christian flavor. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but might not be the best read for those who aren’t religious.
What did I learn the most from this book?
As a passive Christian, I learned a bit about the bible and some of its monetary/principle based interpretations. I must say that I’ve found some of the passages very interesting, perhaps interesting enough to pick up the new testament to read myself.
Be Teachable: “Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. ” – Proverbs 19:20, New International Version
Doing Our Personal Best: “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.” Ecclesiates 9:10, New International Version
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