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Friday, December 27, 2013

10 Days Without

10 Days Without; Daring Adventures in Discomfort That Will Change Your World and You by Daniel Ryan Day looked like a very interesting read.

Basically, Daniel started a blog and profiled several different 10 day challenges on the blog in order to raise awareness/money for different causes. For example, going without shoes for 10 days in order to raise money to buy shoes for children in other countries.

The challenges in the book made me think about issues that I probably otherwise wouldn't. Being disabled, not having shoes, being an orphan. Many of us never stop to think how different our lives really could be and how blessed we are. This book brings up all those thoughts and feelings.

Within these pages we have instructions on how to do our own 10 day challenges. I think it would be a great idea for teen youth groups and even families to implement (much like my $1,200 challenge a few years ago).

I just think this book could have delved deeper into the actual challenges that Daniel took part in. Maybe his blog does that, but I don't want to buy a book and then have to search on a blog to get the whole story. There wasn't enough of people's reactions, the real challenges that he faced throughout these self-imposed challenges. For example, did these challenges get easier throughout the 10 days? Harder? Where there pros or was it all cons? The book really seemed to gloss over the daily details of these challenges.

I still enjoyed reading it, I just wish it went deeper into the experiment.

Disclaimer: This book was given to me by Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review.

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