“HumanKind: Changing the World One Small Act At a Time” by Brad Aronson

*I won this book through a GoodReads Giveaway

I’m not a huge fan of non-fiction. I don’t mind history books or biographies (even then, I’d rather a good novel), but personal development books are the lowest on my list. But every now and then I come across a title that sounds interesting… usually I’m disappointed. This was not one of those times. I loved the anecdotal nature of this book; I appreciate story-telling on a personal level.

This is an easy and quick read. Filled with heart-warming stories, this book is a lovely reminder of little ways we can change the world. Some of the stories are personal to the author, recounting how people helped him and his wife during her cancer treatments. Other stories detail the history behind some incredible non-profit organizations, or how small acts of kindness spread much further than the single recipient.

My only quibble with the book was toward the end when the author mentions his decision to quit going to the synagogue when he was a teenager. It was weirdly placed in the book, and didn’t really have relevance to the overall story. It just seemed like an awkward jab at religion in general; when the book was clearly written from a secular perspective.

Overall I would recommend reading this book if you’re looking to be inspired or if you’re looking for new ways to serve others.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/192805563X/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_9dIMFbX7EC0CS?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

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