"Salvaged" by Roy Goble-Book Review

Jenny/ January 13, 2019/ Homeschool Reviews


As a member of Tyndale House Publishing reviewers I was given the opportunity to review “Salvaged” by Roy Goble.  This is a book on leadership lessons he learned while working at his Dad’s junkyard.  The book is both entertaining and thought-provoking but here are my more in-depth thoughts on it.


First of all, the guy is a very good storyteller and highly entertaining.  I had to laugh out loud at several of his stories of growing up working for his dad in the junkyard.  Let’s just say he paints a great picture of rats falling from the ceiling…lol…  He also puts Biblical references into his work and ties in his Christianity with leadership roles.  


However, I do have a few reservations about the book.  Although he is open about his Christianity I also found he toes a fine line between what I feel is appropriate and what is not.  For example, he feel you have to earn the right to use profanity.  Really?  I was under the impression that the Bible says to avoid “profane and vain babblings”.  So there we differed totally 🙁  


He did have some good chapters and brought out good points such as being popular will not make you a good leader.  


All in all, its not really a super “spiritual” book in my humble opinion.  It does have merit and I’m certainly not questioning his faith, just sometimes the way he sees fit to express it.


disclaimer:  I received this book free for review from Tyndale House Publishing.  I was not required to give a positive review or compensated in any other way.

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Jenny is a homeschooling mom of 4 and wife to a wonderful husband. She enjoys reading, a good cup of coffee, and spending time outdoors with her family. You can find her writing about Jesus, homeschooling, and life on her blog Our Inconvenient Family, and contributing regularly at Lifeschooling Conference.


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