What a great question! There are multiple areas of my life that I’d like to use to address this question. I have a hard time picking just one book.
- Cartooning the Head and Figure
This book heavily influenced me in grade school to draw more. Which helped put me on the path of being an artist.
- The Kids World Almanac of Records and Facts: Volume 1
This book is beat up and totally worn. I loved reading the facts about our world. It started my love for facts and trivia.
- The Five Love Languages
Totally makes me appreciate how to communicate better and show more love.
Spiritually and overall approach to life:
- the Bible.
Hands down. Ok, if we want to get more specific. The Psalms: English Standard Version
It’s a small travel version that I always keep in my bag for reading on the train. It’s my most marked-up book. Although really, Daniel really rocked me in terms of getting excited for the end times.
- The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Just an amazing book that holds much truth about trends. A close one to this is Seth Godin’s Tribes. I can’t put in the top spot, because I’m currently reading it, and hasn’t been time-tested like the Tipping Point for me, which I read eight years ago.
Love of comics:
- Casual Poet: the cartoon journals of Todd Webb
Reading his simple and joyful comics really make me happy and inspire me to do more webcomics.
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