Book Review and Giveaway: Does Your Bag Have Holes?

Seems that the book reviews are getting popular with publishers! Cameron C. Taylor, a multimillionaire businessman and author, contacted me to do a book review of his newest project: Does Your Bag Have Holes? 24 Truths that Lead to Financial and Spiritual Freedom. This book takes a look at the underlying principles and choices of prosperity with a spiritual/Christian twist.

Who is the author?

This is what the books website has to say about the author Cameron C. Taylor:

Cameron began writing books and learning to speed read while in college. By his senior year, Cameron was a published author and was reading at a rate of over 3,000 words a minute. Upon graduating with honors in business, he began his entrepreneurial career and founded several companies. He took one of his companies from an idea to over $1 million in revenue in its second year and then grew the business to over $10 million in revenue its fifth year. He is currently the president of three organizations: The Ladder to Success Corporation—a for-profit marketing consulting company; the Claim Your Victory Corporation, a for-profit company involved in the exploration for oil and natural gas resources; and the Does Your Bag Have Holes? Foundation, an educational charity. In addition to his business successes, Cameron has served in an overseas missionary ministry and is currently a volunteer pastor. He is a recipient of the Circle of Honor Award for being an “exceptional example of honor, integrity, and commitment.”

What the book is about?

The book goes through 4 principles and 6 choices of prosperity. Within each principle and choice of prosperity, there are myths explained with a truth at the end of each chapter.

The 4 Principles of Prosperity Include:

  1. Our Creator Gives us all Good Things
  2. Liberty is Given to All Men by our Creator
  3. Consequences are the Results of Our Choices
  4. Government is Created by the People to Protect our God Given Rights

The 6 Choices of Prosperity Include:

  1. Blame or Responsibility
  2. Pride or Humility
  3. Hypocrisy or Integrity
  4. Idleness or Industry
  5. Debt or Ownership
  6. Greed or Charity

The Good and The Bad

I enjoy books that come with CD’s. This book in particular came with an audio CD which summarized the main points of the book. A cliff notes of sorts. I also appreciate reading books from authors who have “made it” themselves in addition to giving us the principles and values that they believe in.

Since the book has a spirituality portion of the book, it has a fairly strong Christian flavor. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but might not be the best read for those who aren’t religious.

What did I learn the most from this book?

As a passive Christian, I learned a bit about the bible and some of its monetary/principle based interpretations. I must say that I’ve found some of the passages very interesting, perhaps interesting enough to pick up the new testament to read myself.

Be Teachable: “Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise. ” – Proverbs 19:20, New International Version

Doing Our Personal Best: “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might.” Ecclesiates 9:10, New International Version

Want a free copy?

  • Simply leave a comment and you’ll automatically be entered in the draw for a free copy.
  • Please only 1 comment entry / person (please enter a valid email address).
  • Only those with a North American mailing address may enter (publisher rules, sorry).
  • Contest will end Thursday 5pm EST May 15, 2008 and the winner announced shortly afterwards!

Find out how you can save an additional 4% on this book from Chapters.

Update:  Entries are now closed.

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Kaitlin M
12 years ago

Fingers crossed…I’d love to read this.

Dividend Growth Investor
12 years ago

Million Dollar Journey,

Sign me up!

Elvis K
12 years ago

Henry, relax. What I mean is, I believe in the principles of Christianity, but I don’t preach it to everyone I meet or talk to and I’m not at Church every Sunday.

I don’t want to make this blog post about religion so lets get off that topic….It’s about a great book I want to read….I’m hoping for that book!!!

Henry
12 years ago

There are no passive Christians. You either live your faith or you don’t.

Anton
12 years ago

Great blog and book review… looks interesting, hope I win the book.

Bob
12 years ago

The book looks interesting. Great blog.

James
12 years ago

This looks interesting.

Michael_S
12 years ago

Please add me in. Thanks.

Mihai
12 years ago

I’d like to read the book.

Jill
12 years ago

I love reading financial books as well as spiritual ones… this would be an interesting read!

I checked the local library and it’s not yet available, so please count me in the for the draw!