Moment Maker: You Can Live Your Life or It Will Live YouCarlos Whittaker
Every moment of every day, you have a choice to make. You can either let the minutes pass you by or you can claim them for what they are: opportunities to unlock the full depth of life’s potential. For Carlos Whittaker, renowned blogger, musician and worship leader, as w... Read More
Every moment of every day, you have a choice to make. You can either let the minutes pass you by or you can claim them for what they are: opportunities to unlock the full depth of life’s potential. For Carlos Whittaker, renowned blogger, musician and worship leader, as well as husband and dad, living deliberately is a way of life. Making moments that are significant, memorable, or impactful are a part of how he navigates each day, and it has forever changed the landscape of his story.
In Moment Maker: You Can Live Your Life or It Will Live You, Carlos explains his methodology for living intentionally and claiming moments that touch the lives of others, whether that be his family, his friends, his colleagues, or total strangers. Life is happening all around you. What you get out of it depends on how engaged and deliberate you are in every moment. Here, Whittaker shares how he has learned to make each moment count and how those moments add up to a life rich with meaning, deeply satisfying and full of purpose.
Page Count: 176
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Mar 25, 2014
- UPC: 9780310337973
- Height: 0
- Width: 0
- Length: 0
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 173
- Publish Date: Apr 1, 2014
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012120"
- ISBN: 0310337976
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- Become a Moment Maker by Lady DW on 4/25/14
Moment Maker is a must read! Throughout his book, Carlos Whittaker not only shares personal stories from his moment-making journey that will have you laughing one minute and crying the next, but he teaches us practical ways to apply the lessons he has learned to our own lives. He effectively blends his own unique personality with truths laid out in Scripture to create a book that when applied has the power to be world-changing. The book is a quick, easy read, but it is powerful!
- Great reminder to make the moments matter! by Amy on 4/8/14
Sometimes life is so very daily. We wake up and most days it feels like life is coming at us 150 miles an hour until it's time to turn off the lights and set the alarm so we can get up and do the very same thing the next day. In my quest to get everything done on my To Do list, I forget to stop to think about what in the world I'm really doing.
This book was a perfect opportunity for me to stop and think about the moments that make up the days that make up the years that make up my life and my family's life. This is probably one of those books I need to read once or twice a year just to remind myself that the moments are what matter most.
Moment Maker isn't a super cerebral read. It's a quick read. It feels more like a conversation you'd have with Carlos Whittaker sitting around a table, enjoying a meal, making moments. I appreciated that this book not only stresses the importance of intentional living, it also gives specific, creative examples of how Carlos and his family have and are making moments on a daily basis. I l also love that in every chapter Carlos includes times Jesus was a Moment Maker.
This is a great book to read with friends and family because it's full of stories and ideas you're going to want to discuss with the people in your life.
- Really amazing book! by brei on 4/3/14
This book is beautifully written. You will feel like friends well before the end, and are inspired, challenged, and awed along the way. I could not put it down! The author is real, clever, humble, and gives such wisdom. The love of Jesus oozes from the pages of this book! I loved it! Perfect, perfect read.
- Authentic and Truly Inspiring by Tim on 4/2/14
At a time when so many people look at Christians as fake and hypocritical, Carlos is a breath of fresh air. His authenticity and willingness to share his journey with others, the good times and the bad, is refreshing. This book is a testament to his life-long desire to inspire greatness in others by seizing a moments and turning an ordinary encounters, chance meetings, or terrible experiences into lasting memories. It's transparent and authentic. Carlos does a masterful job weaving brief glimpses of his personal story with with his family and his faith in such a way that inspires others to do the same - to become Moment Makers; turning moments in time into stories worth reading. It doesn't take a major event to create a meaningful moment. Thanks for sharing yours with others, Los!
- Funny, heartfelt and raw!! by Crystal on 4/1/14
Bringing laughter and tears this book warmed my soul with the knowledge that I have a true choice in how I live my life. Armed with examples of Christ and scripture Carlos Whittaker takes us through some incredible moments in his life and teaches the reader how to make the most of these moments whether they are created, received or rescued.
I completed this entire book in hours and look forward to reading this again. Being able to see a sneak peek into these moments of Carlos’s life is what makes this book a must read. Carlos is raw and real in these pages and doesn’t hold back when he tells his story. I think every single person can gain something from these stories and parallels to the life of Christ since we all go through a period in our lives when we wonder why we are here and what we are supposed to be doing with this life.
Go grab your own copy and start living on purpose & with purpose!
Additional Customer Reviews
- "Life is too big to fit in a bucket" Great quote filled with a transparent life that leads to moment making! by jshell on 4/1/14
The Moment Maker by Carlos Whitaker was an enjoyable journey of life's moments and understanding that each moment is yours to take! Using stories from his journey through life as well as the journey through marriage and fatherhood, Whitaker engages the reader in understanding that "Life is too big to fit in a bucket"! We need to look past the dreams and be involved in what is happening now! Through his transparency he speaks of three types of moments, those that are 1) Created, 2) Received, and 3)Rescued. He allows the reader to engage in understanding how each of these types of moments can change the direction you are headed and impact your life and the lives of those around you. Not all moments are happy but some can cause heartache and be a real struggle but it is how you handle the moment and the way you react which will change your mindset.
Carlos shows us that writing a book does not have to be done in a way that seems uptight, he brings his own take on writing and goes from the stage as a worship leader to the car on a long road trip with the family pet (a fish) and to the time where he thought that he had lost the love of his life, but throughout each event his Faith in Christ and his understanding of how to grasp the moment for what it is, shines through. He uses the smallest things in his life to create moments that may never come again but gives great ideas on how to grasp the moments for what they are. I recommend this book for those that are seeking change in their lives, for clearer vision on life, and for those that just need to slow down. Making Moments is not a hard thing to do. Take the time to stop and see your surroundings and what is happening at that specific time. From there you can make moments. Go pick up a copy and see what a moment can do for you.
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