February 21, 2012
"I Am Second" by Doug Bender and Dave Sterrett (Review)
There are twenty stories here and each is presented in a way where you can hear the storyteller's voice. The writers of each story do not place themselves in a way that you can tell they are there, but they are. They perfectly fill in the spaces that simply a transcript of an interview would leave out.
The strength of this book is that the stories are short and engaging. I believe even a non-reader can thoroughly enjoy this book. At the end of each chapter, there are barcodes you can scan (or links) that take you to the I Am Second website featuring actual interview videos that feature stories in the same vein as the one you just read.
This book is a great one to give. As you are reading it, I'm sure you will have people in mind that might benefit from reading it. It is a perfect evangelistic tool for the modern crowd because it's engaging, techy interactive, and begins with a baseline of names that would be familiar to the reader. I can't think of a single way to improve it.
Five stars (out of five).
I received a complimentary review copy of this book from Thomas Nelson.