Didn’t See It Coming

Book Review & Give-A-Way

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Didn’t See It Coming is by far the most highlighted and marked up book I’ve read this year! It’s not very often a book makes this kind of splash on so many leadership levels. In fact, no matter who you are, you will find wisdom in this book that will not only help you become a better person of influence for tomorrow but also better for the long haul. Even though we often live like we’ll see issues coming before we fall apart, Carey explains how sometimes it’s not that easy. This is your chance to see it coming before it’s too late – it’s certainly worth the read!

About the Author

Carey Nieuwhof is a husband, father of two, a former lawyer, and a highly influential founding and teaching pastor of Connex Church, author, blogger, and podcaster. Through these platforms, his goal remains the same: ‘to help people thrive in life and leadership.’ His book, Didn’t See It Coming, certainly helps with this mission!

Content and Purpose

The premise of the book is to give the reader some insight into how one can successfully navigate seven challenges we often face but don’t often see coming. We might actually be quick to dismiss this sort of book if everything seems to be going well; however, this is the very book you need to read so you can be ready to face these challenges when they hit.

The seven challenges make up the seven parts of the book:

  1. Cynicism;
  2. Compromise;
  3. Disconnection;
  4. Irrelevance;
  5. Pride;
  6. Burnout; and,
  7. Emptiness.

While Carey didn’t always see them coming, his hope is that we can all learn from his experiences, and become better at seeing these challenges as they surface in our lives.

Who should read the book?

I don’t say this very often, but the book is actually for everyone. If you want to grow as a person of influence and stay healthy for the long haul, this book is for you! I can honestly say, both the’ stay-at-home mom’ and the ‘board executive’ will find this book helpful!

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