"Salvaged" by Roy Goble-Book Review
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.