Item description for Silent Alarm: A Parable of Hope for Busy Professionals by John G. Blumberg & Kevin Freiberg...
For Jack, it was just another quiet winter morning. The dark stillness wasn't what it appeared to be, and neither was the success that Jack enjoyed. What appeared to be normal wasn't real. But the sudden impact of reality was very real.
Jack would never have read this book. Why would he, when a tragedy could just as easily open his eyes? Maybe you and Jack have something in common. But then again, maybe you don't. You can always hit the snooze, close your eyes and just wait and see. On the surface, Silent Alarm looks like a self-help book. But don't be deceived. While a meaningful read for anyone in most any walk of life, the real purpose of Silent Alarm is to bring hope to busy professionals who have the courage to change the face of business in our challenging and uncertain world. It could be the most important book you have read in a long time . . . and the most important gift you could give to those who mean the most to you in your life.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Silent Alarm: A Parable of Hope for Busy Professionals?
A powerful parable with punch Sep 12, 2007
In a world in which "parable" has been reduced to trite and trivial, Blumberg has achieved the remarkable-- a powerful story that teaches a great lesson on what happens when work overwhelms life. Blumberg is a talented writer who also keeps the pace moving and characters believable. I have recommended this book to many! It also mirrors my belief in the power of choice as seen in two of my books: Work for a Living & Still Be Free to Live and Gifts from the Mountain:Simple Truths for Life's COmplexitites.
Bottom line: read it!
Life journey Feb 6, 2007
This book is a quick read with very simple message. While we are all busy working hard at our jobs, or trying to find one -- often we forget to reflect on our lives and people around us. In our search of money, comfort and race for a success, we forget about our families, genuine friends and life issues that are truly important. The book will be a gentle reminder to all readers to stop, reflect and re-assess life priorities. We will be reminded that we all have to realize that life is about serving others around us, just stopping for a minute and enjoying the simple moments in life, dedicating our energy to people and causes that make our life more rich and fulfilling. In another word, money and success is not everything. There are higher responsibilities in life and we have to take charge of making sure they happen, because no one else will.
Just a sec... Nov 7, 2006
I can only put this book down long enough to write this review. I left corporate 2 years ago to follow my purpose. It's the best thing I've ever done. I know that the overall outcome of the work I do is benefiting the planet. However, even I still forget to look around and take in what's important. I picked this book up in the airport... I had 3 other books in my bag, I didn't need another one. But this one leapt out at me and I'm sure a little angel had something to do with it.
A Real Wake-up Call May 10, 2006
I on the other hand, couldn't put this down and had to finish it in one reading. I'm glad I took time out of my busy life to do that! A great reminder that life is way too short, and a super script on creating the tools to get to the heart of your life. You'll know how to go about finding your passion, which can be easier said than done in our information overloaded world. A must read for the smarter, harder, fast trackers.
Silent Alarm Rings Loud and Strong May 9, 2006
While an easy read, it is not a book to be read in one night. This thought provoking and life altering experience through the eyes of a high strung, bottom line driven personality will resonate with all individuals seeking a better way.
Choose which is most important to you. If is is God and your faith first, family second, job third, you may well be on your way to a truly successful lifestyle. Consider the alternative of an empty, greedy, bottom line way of life. How many true friends do you find there? How many "friends" will be there in your greatest time of need?
These and many other moral and ethical questions can be answered if you take the time to search yourself. Read slowly and deliberately.
You may just find the person you lost so many years ago.