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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Where you are & How to get there ~ Nolan Ryan Recker

This is defiantly an adult guide book.  The book takes you on a journey of asking questions about life and why you do things that you do.  It was hard for me to get into reading, the first chapters didn't really make sense to me, just asking questions about daily life and why you do things, with no answers being given by the author.  I skipped around reading the book just to see if it would get my interest.  God led me to page 80 that listed predominant personality traits of people, that is where I stopped to read.  The chapter was on Pathways and kept me reading from that point on to the end of the book.  

I am not sure I would recommend this book to my family and friends, as stated above I had to get half way through before I was interested.  But once I got to that point it was an interesting point of view.  I have mixed reviews for this book as good and/or not of interest for everyone.  I think it is a book for the right person that needs and is seeking the information.  You have to be in that right place of your life to enjoy this book.  I might try to read it again at a later date and see if I enjoy it more.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Celebrate Lit Books. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, "Guides Concerning the Use of Testimonials and Endorsements in Advertising.

About the Book

Book: Where You Are & How to Get There

Author: Nolan Ryan Recker

Genre: Lifestyle

Release date: August 4, 2022

Have you ever had the thought or asked yourself the question, “How did I get here?”

You know, the kind of question examining the indirect decisions and circumstances that led you to the point life that you even need to ask such a question.

One of the oldest questions ever recorded in human history speaks to this very question we ask ourselves in moments of doubt. What if that ancient question was a question we ought to ask ourselves on a regular basis?

Journey with me as we wrestle with a question that if meant for us, today, would change everything about we view the life we choose to live.

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 About the Author

Nolan’s toughest and rewarding opportunities are being a husband and a father. As a husband and a father, Nolan wants his family members to discover and live a flourishing life. Nolan’s life experience has covered the spectrum from being a camp counselor to a school teacher to a custodian to a Lead Pastor of a church. This, is why he writes. If he wrestles with the ideas he writes about, maybe others wrestle with the same things, and if they do, would they benefit from a different perspective? He’s honored to listen to anyone who graces him with their time to tell their story; especially if it involves coffee or pizza.

 More from Nolan

Hi there! The name’s Nolan & I love this book.

 Seriously, it was a labor of love.

 Sometimes writing for the sake of the enjoyment and scrutiny of others can lead to some pretty sad writing days. One of my favorite writers recently said something along these lines, “Sometimes, writing is opening up a blank word processor, staring at it for eight hours, closing the processor, and not writing a thing. It still counts!”

 For me, I used to seek perfection in much of what I attempted to do. I wouldn’t try something if the odds weren’t favorable. It wasn’t until I learned that life is a lot like staring at a blank word processor. Even though I didn’t accomplish anything on a specific day or season of life, the fact that I showed up is what counts.

 Learning to live life in this way. Discovering rhythms of creating, rest, consuming, pain, work, play, purpose, and my people; helped me to rediscover a life-story worth living.

 A life-story worth writing.

 I am so many things and wear so many different “hats,” but first and foremost, I am a loved human being, created in the Image of a loving and creative God.

 I enjoy being a husband and a father.

 I love the passion of writing.

 When something comes together, there is no greater treasure than to put something into the world that brightens someone else’s experience of this life.

 Wearing the “hats” of Pastor, Teacher, Coach, Friend, Advocate, etc. time and I again I would have conversations with people regarding the very things you will read in “Where You Are & How To Get There.”

 We are all on this life journey together, and I am glad to journey on with all of you.


To celebrate his tour, Nolan is giving away the grand prize package of a $50 Amazon Gift Card and a copy of the book!!

Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway!