A friend recently hit me with the “10-Book Challenge” on Facebook to identify ten books that had influence on my life. Definitely not a trivial task for me. It took days of pondering to figure out what titles really had enough of an impact on me to say that they influenced me in some manner or another.
I chose not to waste this response on Facebook, where it would have been lost in all the noise. Instead, I decided to place it in my own blog where it can have better access for the curious and gain broader appeal.
The books I chose are those that stick in my mind for one reason or another. Only one book in particular can be credited with altering the course of my life. It isn’t so much what the book was about so much as what it did for me. (You can read about that book below.)