Tuesday, December 6, 2011

{Book Review} Decision Points - George W. Bush

This is one book I was really excited and nervous about reviewing. Autobiographies can sometimes be very long, drawn out, and, to be honest, boring. So to say that Decision Points was more than I ever could have expected is paying one huge compliment to President Bush.

In what turned out to be a very candid book, Decision Points takes you behind the closed doors of Whitehouse meetings when our country was facing some of it's biggest crises, to intimate conversations with one of my own personal heroes, Billy Graham. In essence, Decision Points, points you to those pivotal moments that made President Bush who is he both president and person.

I think what was so great about this book was one, I read it in a Texan accent. I think anyone who was old enough during President Bush's presidency to hear his speeches, they probably were reading in an accent as well. This book showed the tender-side of a president, in moments like the time he spent with ordinary heroes searching for survivors right after 9/11. But more than anything, it showed his strong will, stubbornness when needed, and that although the media teased over the way he spoke, he was a very intelligent man, who was more than capable of making the tough decisions.

I know I'm not the only one raving over this book. If you're looking for a good read with a whole different look on a presidency behind closed-doors, I highly recommend reading Decision Points by George W. Bush.

If you would like more information about Decision Points check out georgewbush.com

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.