Monday, January 29, 2018

Putting It Together Again By Tom Holladay

Life crises can throw you into a tail-spin—a lost job, a failed relationship, a struggling business, a financial mess. Where do you start? How do you pull it together? How do you begin again?
Tom Holladay experienced a catastrophe first-hand when a sudden flood in California destroyed his home, his church, and the homes of many church members. Tom and his congregation had to rebuild, and they used the principles in the book of Nehemiah to get back on their feet.
Now a teaching pastor at Saddleback Church, Tom will help you discover seven principles for putting it together again that will give you the direction you need to get rolling on that fresh start. Holladay will walk you through seeing every problem as an opportunity, facing the obstacles head on and taking your first step, knowing how to expect and reject opposition, build on your success, and dedicating yourself to the One who rebuilds our souls.
The task of starting again can seem impossible. And sometimes you just need to rebuild your confidence and regain a sense of purpose. If you’re trying to find the emotional energy, but you just don’t have it in you, let Holladay encourage you. He understands how difficult and rewarding the business of rebuilding is. This book is your encouraging how-to guide to starting again and stepping into a better future.

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Tom Holladay is a teaching pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California. In addition to his pastoral leadership and weekend teaching ministries, he assists Rick Warren in teaching Purpose Driven Church conferences all over the world. With Kay Warren, he is the coauthor of Foundations: 11 Core Truths to Build Your Life On. Tom and his wife Chaundel, have three children.

My Thoughts...

This was a good informative read.  Read it slowly. Act on the practical steps suggested at the end of each of the  chapters. Read it with an open mind.
There is plenty of scripture through out the book so have your Bible handy while reading it. 
This might be a book that will change your life in a positive way.
I gave this book 4 stars. Take a stab at it and see what you think about it.
The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review. A favorable review was not required and all views expressed are our own.


  1. Good study book it seems. I might check it out.

  2. Interesting topic, it seems a lot of these self help books are being written. Most the same topics too.

  3. Sounds good. I will give it a try.

  4. I am going to ask my library about this one. It seems like a really good one.

  5. I would like to read this one, and gain some insight from it.

  6. I will share this one with others.

  7. I will pass on this one. Thanks.

  8. Great review but I think I’ll skip this one.

  9. Great review but right now I think I will pass on this one.

  10. Sounds like a very informative book. Blessings DanaGirl

  11. I'm not a non-fiction reader especially when it's a self-help book. But maybe since it's from a Christian perspective, I may glance at it. Thanks for the review Mary!