If you can imagine the movie “Dead Poet’s Society” encapsulated in book form, shaken up, throw around in a heaping helping of spice, then repurposed as a collection of stories and great advise, you would have “Moment Maker”. “Seize the day” would be an okay way to sum up this book, but I think the more appropriate version would be “seize the moment”, and this book has it right.
Carlos does a great job of telling his self-effacing stories and interpreting those in light of what he has learned about making the most of the moments in life. The book never feels pushy or false, and his stories come across as very genuine and authentic. It never felt like he was trying to force meaning into the stories he shared, and I found myself nodding along with his revelations and words of wisdom.
I read this book in the course of a few hours, so it was definitely a fast read. I had difficulty putting the book down, because I enjoyed the stories and insights so much. I did not underline as much in this book as I would have some other ones, but only because I thought the whole book was great, not just a few quotes here and there.
Read more about the book at http://www.zondervan.com/moment-maker.html.
You can also check out this video from Carlos talking about the book:
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