Moment Maker – Carlos Whittaker

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Traditionally, with my book reviews, I open with a summary and then move into the review portion. Today I’m doing things a little different. I want to get you started with an amazing video. You may have seen it on social media at some point but you should watch it again. It’s about 6 minutes long but so worth every second!

Did you get goosebumps?! I do every time I watch it. Talk about an amazing moment! If you want to read the whole story, it’s in Carlos Whittaker’s book Moment Maker.

Moment Maker is all about living life to the fullest. God didn’t intend for us to live life in a rut or just trudging through the day. In John 10:10, Jesus says, “I have come so that they may have life and have it in abundance.” (HCSB). Being a #MomentMaker is all about having life in abundance. Sometimes you make it happen, like when you give your kids their dream birthday party or you sit down with them to read their favorite story a couple hundred times in a day. Sometimes it happens to you, in simple ways or in big ways, like Danny in the video. But when it happens, however it happens, a life is changed for the better. Not only do our words have power, so do our actions. Los Whit does a great job of blending personal experience with Scripture to show readers how Jesus made moments, and so can every day “average” people.

“It’s not about just making a moment that stands out and is spectacular. It’s about making someone feel valued through that moment. Because of the thought you put into it. Because they know they are worth that much.” (Loc 238 of 1909. Sorry, I’ll grab a page number when I’m looking at the physical book…)

That about sums the whole book up for me. What better way to show God’s love than through making someone feel valued? That’s how you bring people to Christ, by loving them there. And Moment Maker is all about doing that! Thank you Carlos Whittaker for the reminder.

If you’d like to have your own copy of Moment Maker to highlight and read, enter to win a Kindle version of the book right here: a Rafflecopter giveaway (open until 5/24/14 @ 12:00 am)

Disclaimer: I received a copy of Moment Maker for free from Carlos Whittaker and Zondervan in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own.

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6 responses to “Moment Maker – Carlos Whittaker

  1. Elizabeth lee

    This is so good!!! Moments seem to be what everyone wants but so few people have. I remember a handful, including one you gave me, and they are cherished. Thanks for sharing this!

  2. Oh, those precious moments! Reading this reminds me of all the little things that we don’t think are anything big but to someone else they mean the world. There is a young boy on my son’s track team who’s parents work and were never able to make the meets. I always cheered him on and took pictures to post on FB. It was just one of those things. I never really talked to him much, just was trying to be nice. I was almost in tears when he introduced me to his mom as his “other mom”. I was truly humbled.

    • Yes! Sometimes we know when we’re making a moment for someone else, but there are many times that we’ll probably never know because it was a stranger in the store or something. You never know how your words and/or actions will affect someone. 🙂

  3. Tanya

    My youngest son has Asperger’s Syndrome, and some days are better than others. One day, my husband, my son, and I were playing basketball in our driveway. I made a wonderful basket and with my hands in the air victoriously, I yelled, “that was beautiful!” Without missing a beat, my son replied, “just like you, Mom.” As long as I live, I will never forget that moment.

    • Congrats, Tanya! You were picked by the Rafflecopter to win! I’ve emailed you so that I can get you your copy of “Moment Maker”.

      And, may I say, your moment brought tears to my eyes. 🙂

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