Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Book Review - The Power of Respect by Deborah Norville

R-E-S-P-E-C-T – Aretha Franklin may have spelled it out, but Deborah Norville defines it for us. If you are a parent, teacher, spouse, public official, or boss, this book is for you. Deborah Norville’s book, The Power of Respect, does not set out to complain about the lack of respect in today’s society; instead, it defines respect and begins to layout plans and simple steps that we can all take to reintroduce / support the development of respect in our social structure.

The book is fairly short, only 224 pages, and is written in easy to read language. It contains many personalized stories to drive points home and illustrate her ideas. Although this book is probably not headed for the New York Times Best Seller List and will not be listed on the Syllabus for Contemporary Psychology, it is a book that raises some important questions about where our society is today and gives us some insight on how to change its trajectory. It is an interesting read that will spark much more conversation on the subject.

Note: This book was sent to me by Thomas Nelson for review. I am not paid for this review and the review reflects my own personal opinion of this book.

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