As I read his story, I made the following list of books/topics that he covers, with a cross-reference to the similar chapters in Reboot:
- The growth mindset, a concept developed by Professor Carol Dweck. Her life’s work supports the notion that we can improve if we want to. (Chapter 1)
- Talent is Overrated, by Geoff Colvin. He built on Dweck’s work and emphasizes changing for the better with “deliberate practice.” (Chapter 1)
- Switch on Your Brain, by Dr. Caroline Leaf. She provides a specific process for implementing Dweck’s and Colvin’s concepts. (Chapter 1)
- Unworried: A Life Without Anxiety, by Dr. Gregory Popcak, teaches us how to cope with anxiety. (Chapter 7)
- Michael Lewis addresses heuristics, including confirmation bias, in his famous book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game. (Chapter 11)
- In The Magic, author Rhonda Byrne reminds us about the importance of gratitude. (Chapter 16)
- Finally, in The Final Quest, Rick Joyner describes a very believable picture of demonic activity in our world. (Chapter 17)
As a rookie author, it was exciting to read another leader’s account of his life that touched on several points from my book. No, I am not taking credit!
Although you may struggle relating to a Christian pastor, he’s like many of us who are juggling a lot of balls and dealing with our past when we least expect it.
For that reason, if you want to pick up a few tips and maybe some encouragement, I would recommend you read Groeschel’s book.