Bo's Cafe

Bo's Cafe

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by John Lynch, Bill Thrall, Bruce McNicol
     
 

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High-powered executive Steven Kerner is living the dream in southern California. But when his bottled pain ignites in anger one night, his wife kicks him out. Then an eccentric mystery man named Andy Monroe befriends Steven and begins unravelling his tightly wound world. Andy leads Steven through a series of frustrating and revealing encounters to repair his life

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High-powered executive Steven Kerner is living the dream in southern California. But when his bottled pain ignites in anger one night, his wife kicks him out. Then an eccentric mystery man named Andy Monroe befriends Steven and begins unravelling his tightly wound world. Andy leads Steven through a series of frustrating and revealing encounters to repair his life through genuine friendship and the grace and love of a God who has been waiting for him to accept it. A story to challenge and encourage, BO'S CAFE is a model for all who struggle with unresolved problems and a performance-based life. Those who desire a fuller, more authentic way of living will find this journey of healing a restorative exploration of God's unbridled grace.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781935170044
Publisher:
Windblown Media
Publication date:
09/25/2009
Pages:
246
Sales rank:
461,311
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Bruce McNicol is president of Leadership Catalyst, Inc. and an international speaker and consultant. He holds a master's in theology and a doctorate in organizational and leadership development. Previously he served for ten years as president of the international church planting organization Interest Associates.

Bill Thrall serves as vice-chair of Leadership Catalyst, mentor, and coauthor of the bestselling TrueFaced resources (www.truefaced.com), The Ascent of a Leader, and Beyond Your Best.

John Lynch is a national conference speaker and writer for LCI, holds a master's of theoology from Talbot Seminary, and has twenty years' experience as a teaching pastor of Open Door Fellowship. He's also cofounder and playwright of a theater troupe in Phoenix.

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Bo's Cafe 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 36 reviews.
SheilaDeeth More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed Paul Young's The Shack so when I realized Windblown Media had finally brought out another book I was very keen to read it. Bo's Café is certainly an interesting book; very different from the Shack, but with a similar grace-filled message. While the Shack starts with solid real-world tragedy then slides into mystery, Bo's Café opens with a mysteriously meaningful encounter, only to slide its way into everyday pain. The main character, Steven, is a person that many men might easily relate to, and a spouse that many women might recognize. He means well. He tries. But he knows his job is to provide and somehow he forgets there's another provider, and that he's also supposed to be present and part of his family. As Steven repeatedly reasons himself out of guilt, I find myself feeling sorry for him, then sorry for his wife, then guilty for my own mistakes-yes, wives make mistakes too. Meanwhile the angel in the truck-stop turns out to be a very real man with his own history and faults, as are all the other people Steven meets at Bo's Café. I enjoyed the characters and their interactions. I valued the small insights into how their lives went downhill before they changed; they were changing still. But the story itself felt more preachy than The Shack-more determined to give me answers than to inspire me to seek for myself. The Shack had a lighter touch it seemed, filled with a sense of the wonder and otherness of God. But Bo's Café is the other side of the same coin, heavier and more firmly grounded, with a God who is passionate about right relationships and attitudes. If Men are from Mars and Woman from Venus, then Bo's Café might make a good sourcebook for translation. Mars and Venus strike sparks and fly apart, till they finally learn a way to live in balance with self and others. The book gives a fascinating insight into the male mind, and into God's love. I enjoyed this it; just not so overwhelmingly as I enjoyed The Shack.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Herro :) read my story at 'na na na' res one :) <p> Loves, &hearts; Ravenpaw &hearts;
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Smes....thanks
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Im sorry bro......what happned? And jesbes ok have u ever went up to a guy and randomly kiss him?
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Hi do u need to talk? I have those thought too.
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Thanks
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
OK but slow at first 25 pages
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The central core of the book is essential for all of us.
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DocSandman More than 1 year ago
Very inspiring...
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seaheart More than 1 year ago
This book is not easy to start. However, keep going and it will hold you captive until the end,leaving you wanting more. We all deal with the difficult in life and this book will offer you an interesting way to walk on the road toward a solution. It is best to read and share this with a close friend so give them a copy,pour the coffee and settle in for a great discussion
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I had seen the video and read true Faced and it changed my life. When I saw on line that the guys had written a new book called Bo's Cafe I was extremely excited. I told my wife that if I get nothing else for Christmas this is what I wanted. By New Years day I had read it from cover to cover. I enjoyed it completely. I cofacilitate a men's only group at our church and shared the book with my cofacilitator. I told him I thought the book was great but questioned whether it would be right to use it in a class. After reading he came to pretty much the same conclusion. We continued to pass the book along to others we thought would enjoy it. About a month ago while in class we were all trying to decide the next book to use in again a men's only class. A couple of the guys that had already read it suggested we use it. We finally all agreed. What a blessing and wonderful tool. I know I am getting so much out of this book the second time through. I am seeing so much of Steven in myself it's almost scary. The issues Steven has are ones that speak to just about everyone in the class and is stimulating tremendous open and honest conversations. What a blessing. Those of us that have shared this book with our wives are receiving great feed back from them as well. Not just a mens book. Thanks so much for this heart searching follow up to True Faced and I pray that there is more to come.
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kurlyq More than 1 year ago
Bo's Cafe is a great book for those who have struggled in finding solutions for their anger. This book helps you see how real friends are nearer than you think and will not judge but encourage and help you through difficult times.These friends dont just claim to be Christians but their life and actions bring Gods love to life in their unconditional love for you.
FGHart More than 1 year ago
Bo's Cafe is the story of a man's journey through the most challenging part of anyone's life - overcoming demons from the past that threaten the future. Steven, the main character, has unresolved issues which are creating problems for him in his home and in his office. A stranger enters his life, leading him to a place where he can learn to be himself as he's meant to be. Bo's Cafe is like Cheers - it's a place where problems can be aired and resolved in the company of friends. The patrons come together regularly for loving support. We all need this kind of support. There is a tremendous freedom in talking about anything and everything (work, spouse, kids, etc.) and in receiving honest responses and loving encouragement. This is God's grace. Although Bo's Cafe is fiction, the story is all too common. So many of us fall into the trap of trying to rely on our own inner strength, which results in things falling apart all around us. Steven's tale involves the sharing of good Christian counseling. It's possible to find a Bo's Cafe or to create one; everyone benefits from this type of network. I strongly recommend this book - read it and share it with others. Visit www(dot)boscafe(dot)com for more information and to gain more insight into the Cafe experience.