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A Life That Matters: Five Steps to Making a Difference Paperback – March 7, 2012
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P.K. was born in Los Angeles in 1944 and spent his youth primarily in Bethesda, Maryland and in the San Fernando Valley. Although P.K. never studied art, his disappointment with the work of the artist assigned to illustrate his first book motivated him to learn to draw. He has been illustrating his own books ever since.
"If I did any one thing right," says P.K., "I decided very early on to write books that help children and parents alike have better and happier lives. That decision has kept many of my books in-print for more than 25 years, because the values I teach are timeless."
His newest book, "A LIFE THAT MATTERS: Five Steps to Making a Difference", is his first book for adults. In it he describes five simple ways to add significance to virtually any career.
P.K. is also an ordained minister. He lives with his wife, Jeanne, and his boxer, Betty, in the mountains above Ashland and also at the beach, in Brookings, Oregon.
Top Customer Reviews
I encourage everyone to have a copy of this book and to share it with everyone. This is not only a guide, this is the author's life. Nothing can be more real than this. Plus, the straightforward manner in which all points are discussed, accompanied by real life experiences of the author and other people, make it very easy to understand and somehow, connect. Inspired Reads led me here and for that, I'm grateful.
The author stresses working hard but schedule personal retreats to recharge and pray to maintain your focus; operate in your gift and don't spend time developing skills that your are not gifted in; follow through and finish well; the importance of quiet patience; and, never neglect to help another when the need arises.
Many of these steps hit me because I am a writer and writers struggle with many of the steps mentioned in this book. I enjoyed this book. It's filled with inspiration and encouragement. I recommend it for any writer but because these principles can be applied to everyone, it's a good read for those wanting to leave a legacy.
Reviewed by: Keiki Hendrix
Reviewed for: The Vessel Project
~The Rebecca Review
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This book has helped encourage me to begin and actually finish a children's story... so far, it is on track for its completion date. Thank-you, PK!Published 9 months ago by Gail T.
Loved it. PK Hallinan speaks of truth and humanity in this wonderful inspirational book that shares his journey of faith. Read it!Published on July 18, 2013 by Elizabeth Bishop
Do you want to make a difference in the lives of others? P.K. Hallinan, author of 90 children's books that have sold almost ten million copies, identifies a key need for people: to... Read morePublished on May 7, 2013 by W. Terry Whalin
Hallinan has offered us a rich and beautiful challenge to take a hard and honest peek into the quality of life we are living and how we can venture forward into something far... Read morePublished on February 9, 2013 by Glenn W. Jolley
I really enjoyed this book. As someone who struggles daily with direction and purpose, Mr. Hallinan's message spoke truth into my life. Read morePublished on February 6, 2013 by Trixie J Ferguson