Life is made up of moments. Some are anticipated, others take us by surprise. Some just happen, others we can make happen. Moments are fleeting, but we can make them meaningful. Moments can have a huge impact.
A car broken down on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere on a family vacation…unplanned, frustrating, but what would you do with it? While waiting for the tow truck, Carlos Whittaker turned the situation into a memory-making moment that might otherwise have been missed. That’s the kind of life I want to live – extracting the good from the things life throws at me.
Then there are moments we can create that are worth celebrating, making into big moments that will bless others and feels their true worth because you stopped what you were doing and made life all about them.
Carlos Whittaker is a musician, worship leader, and communicator who has lived his life creating moments and guiding people into moments with God. In his book, Moment Maker: You Can Live Your Life or It Will Live You, he describes the moment-making life and the moments that made him who he is. The book is divided into three parts: creating moments, receiving moments, and rescuing moments. With his personal experiences intertwined, he describes how to handle these kinds of moments to squeeze the fullest impact from them. He also has a few tips from his experiences of what not to do as well as how to salvage a moment that gets really messed up.
Carlos Whittaker has a special gift of storytelling along with humility to share his mistakes, and humor to make us laugh about them as we relate. This book is both entertaining and inspiring.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Zondervan/BookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review.