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Some lawyers stay up at night trying to ruin free society and create new rules. Therefore, here are the disclosures I must have that you probably won't read.

Book Store: Nonfiction


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There's nothing like a story.

Stories inspire our hearts to believe in the impossible, breaking past the barriers our minds create. We read nonfiction with the eye of the skeptic, but for a good story we willing suspend disbelief and allow our hearts to dream again. In so doing, we often learn truths our minds were afraid to face.

While not all stories or about stories, I did want to include some nonfiction books that have helped me grow personally, spiritually, and professionally.

This page lists a variety of nonfiction books, stories, how-to's, and other materials that will help you walk this life with the information you need to succeed. If I found it helpful, I'm sharing it with you.

By Darrell G. Wolfe

Banking Basics for Believers by Darrell G. Wolfe
This breaks down the basics of what a bank is, how to prevent overdrafts, and how to build credit. It also provides some perceptive on money principles and the Tithe.

Storytelling (Writing Craft)

Arguably, these are the best three books I've read on writing fiction. Plus a few honorable mentions.

This breaks down every element of a story from structure to character to world building, in an easy to understand way. Everything became simple after reading this book.

#2 Wired for Story: The Writer's Guide to Using Brain Science to Hook Readers from the Very First Sentence, by Lisa Cron  (Author)
Mind blown. We are literally wired for story.  She breaks down the brain science behind every element of the craft and character creation. I'll never write a "teach you" book again without including story because of this book.

#3 Structuring Your Novel: Essential Keys for Writing an Outstanding Story Paperback, by K. M. Weiland (Author)
K.M. Weiland (Author)(Blogger)(Teacher)(Podcaster) is the best teacher of fiction craft I've run into. If you are serious about writing you need to listen to her podcasts and read her blog. She'll give you a Ph.D. in story craft for free through the blog and podcast, the books she writes take you even deeper.
Gives you insight into this specific niche.

Writing Craft (fiction and nonfiction). Grammar, punctuation, etc.

The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition 4th Edition, by William Strunk Jr.  (Author), E. B. White (Author)
Writing Craft (fiction and nonfiction). Grammar, punctuation, etc.


Financial Excellence

The Total Money Makeover: Classic Edition: A Proven Plan for Financial Fitness, by Dave Ramsey
THE money book every human needs to read.

The Financial Peace Planner: A Step-by-Step Guide to Restoring Your Family's Financial Health, by Dave Ramsey
The step by step guide to help you with the above.


Spiritual Growth

The Blessed Life: Unlocking the Rewards of Generous Living, by Robert Morris
How giving selflessly benefits the kingdom of God, and you get blessed as a byproduct.

Laws of Prosperity, by Kenneth Copeland
All my life I grew up believing that poverty was spiritual, and you shouldn't have "too much". Did you know that's NOT a biblical position?
What does it mean to be blessed with Abraham's blessing through Jesus? Find out.

Grace: The Power To Change, by Dr. James B. Richards
GRACE! Only by realizing you can't change... can God finally change you from the inside out. A great read for addicts especially.

Secrets of the Secret Place (here) by Bob Sorge (Author) 
How to live a life of non-religious quiet times. This and The Shack were the two most influential books for my relationship with Jesus personally in 2016. 


Keys To Success (Personally and Professionally)

Simplify Your Life: Divine Insights to Uncomplicated Living [Hardcover], by Mac Hammond
Some of the MOST practical steps for living a successful life I've ever heard from anyone.

Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap...And Others Don't, by Jim Collins
Arguably the best book written on how to run a great business... ever written. See my post on The Hedgehog & The Sweet Spot. Finding Your Unique Place In This World, which was inspired by this book.

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, a step-by-step guide for anyone with something to say or sell, by Michael Hyatt
Taught me how to simplify my brand (still learning) and understand the personal brand elements.

Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World, by Gary Vaynerchuk
Taught me to give, give, give, give, give... times ten... before asking for a sale or a click.


Other/Misc/Honourable Mentions

Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution, by Michael J. Behe (Author)
The author exposes giant holes in Darwin's failed theory of evolution.


Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, by Ben Stein (Hosted by) 
Ben Stein documentary (video) exposes the stupidity and NonScienctific position of most high schools and colleges in the USA; and why Intelligent Design should be a topic of discussion for any serious scientist.

Jeff Konrad was a full-fledged member of the GLBT, white parade and all, until he wasn't. He talked about his struggle with same-sex attraction. He talks about the abuse he got from church people and from the GLBT communities. He talks about how he finally overcame and ended up in a happy opposite-sex marriage. It's a tearful story, regardless of which side you fall on.


*Amazon used to offer a tool called the aStore. The store still exists, but I can't add to it. If you would like to see my other suggestions and full list, please visit my Amazon Store.


That's all for now... but there's more to come.

Thanks for stopping by,

Darrell G. Wolfe

Storyteller | Writer | Thinker | Consultant | Multipotentialite

PS: If you've hired me in the past or you are familiar with my work and you want to tell others about it, please leave a comment on this page.

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Here are some books I've been reading lately:
  • Hacker: The Outlaw Chronicles (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). The story of a young Hacker girl, who went on a wild adventure into the supernatural realm beyond trying to save her mom, but saved her self too in the process.
  • Saint: A Paradise Novel (here) by Ted Dekker (Author). He's an assassin, or is he? He finds a secret to his past that unlocks supernatural abilities, at a cost.
  • For a full list of all my book suggestions, see my Amazon Store.

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