inREVIEW — JUNGLE WARFARE: A Basic Field Manual for Christians in Sales, by Christoper Cunningham

by Lee Buford on August 14, 2010

Christopher Cunningham penned this 22-day devotional as an encouragement to Christian sales professionals…a daily primer for keeping faith in the proper place amidst the struggles of daily life. The book is written with analogies and comparisons to Cunningham’s grandfather’s Army Basic Field Manual (1941), which he received when his grandfather passed away in 1988.

What I think is most appealing and impactful about the book is its format…the daily, 5-minute, devotional style reading plan. Cunningham breaks each of the chapters into applicable topics, and includes key verses from the Bible in addition to his “battle plans.” And most importantly, he includes a reflective ending to each, encouraging the reader to pause to capture his or her thoughts on the reading, the biblical application, prayer, and how he/she might apply that to daily life.

Admittedly a few of the comparisons to “jungle warfare” are a bit of a stretch, but I think the overall purpose for which he writes is accomplished throughout. There is indeed a way to stay true to one’s faith and calling in the midst of the demanding, hectic schedules many of us lead in our daily professional lives. Cunningham’s book is an example of that fact and a blueprint of one way to prioritize your faith on a daily basis. I thought it was a good read, but not quite to the level of the expectations I had after seeing the title.

If you’ve read the book let me know your thoughts.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.combook review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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