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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Adextaiwo48(m): 8:32am On Jan 24, 2017
All of Dan brown Series



>Da vinci Code



>Angels and Demons



>Lost Symbol



>Inferno



You'll never read one and not look for others!!!

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Muna15: 8:32am On Jan 24, 2017
The Art of War - Sun Tzu

How to win friends and influence people - Dale Carnegie

Seven habits of highly effective people - Stephen Covey

Wooden on Leadership - John Wooden

The 80/20 principle - Richard Koch

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by mayor007(m): 8:35am On Jan 24, 2017
• The Art Of War - Sun Tzu. • Disaster Capitalism - Naomi Klein. • The Diary Of Anne Frank - Anne Frank. • 1984 - George Orwell. • Crime And Punishment - Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Nobody: 8:38am On Jan 24, 2017
nightingalee:
Young man, try to see the forest for the trees; there's so much evil in this world, somethings are beyond reason.

Somethings are beyond reason. It baffles me that you guys don't realise the irony in this statement. There are thousands of religions in this world, why do you believe yours is right since the rest religions are also above your reasoning?

I will tell you what's beyond your reason. I will grab a knife just before the break of dawn tomorrow morning and block you in the dark part of the streets as you come out of the house to take a piss, I would squeeze the air outta your lungs, take whatever useful item on you, and then gut you like a fish on the slaughter table. Then when the cops come calling, my defence would be that "my god said" he wanna see how your insides look like so I blindly obliged him, ignoring the consequences of doing such, and I would go further saying even though I try to explain to them why I did what I did, they wouldn't be able to comprehend it because the whole situation is clearly above and over their understanding, as the rationale behind my action is privy to only my god and myself. Sounds legit.

Man could always execute diabolical acts and could justify those acts how best they can. Man has great potentials. Never underestimate man. We can reject reason, and instead clinge to blind faith, but we cannot escape the dark abyss which is the consequence of rejecting reason.

Why do you eat good food? Because you need it to survive. If your pastor tells you that God revealed to him through a dream that you should go on fast for 6 months, would you do it? Certainly not.

So any ideology that cannot be properly rationalised is worthless and harmful to man.

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Stanbeto: 8:38am On Jan 24, 2017
All these Books
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by gabrielniy(m): 8:41am On Jan 24, 2017
It largely depends on the area you want to develop. For general purpose: 1) The richest man in Babylon 2) Why nations fail 3) Outliers 4) Rich dad poor dad series 5) The power of positive thinking

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Nobody: 8:43am On Jan 24, 2017
Kingbilo:
If anybody put gifted hands here, that person needs slap
why??
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by nightingalee: 8:46am On Jan 24, 2017
Gracious007:


Somethings are beyond reason. It baffles me that you guys don't realise the irony in this statement. There are thousands of religions in this world, why do you believe yours is right since the rest religions are also above your reasoning?

I will tell you what's beyond your reason. I will grab a knife just before the break of dawn tomorrow morning and block you in the dark part of the streets as come out of the house to take a piss, I would squeeze the air outta your lungs, take whatever useful item on you, and then gut you like a fish on the slaughter table. Then when the cops come calling, my defence would be that "my god said" he wanna see how your insides look like so I blindly obliged him, ignoring the consequences of doing such, and I would go further saying even though I try to explain to them why I did what I did, they wouldn't be able to comprehend it because the whole situation is clearly above and over their understanding, as the rationale behind my action is privy to only my god and myself. Sounds legit.

Man could always execute diabolical acts and could justify those acts how best they can. Man has great potentials. Never underestimate man. We can reject reason, and instead clinge to blind faith, but we cannot escape the dark abyss which is the consequence of rejecting reason.

Why do you eat good food? Because you need it to survive. If your pastor tells you that God revealed to him through a dream that you should go on fast for 6 months, would you do it? Certainly not.

So any ideology that cannot be properly rationalised is worthless and harmful to man.
I rest my case.
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by jagorinho: 8:46am On Jan 24, 2017
askibee:





dem don dey do you no be today



so pls all dis u mention did you bother to check d idea behind it all?

u better repent make dos bad tins no happen to u

Chairman!!! calling two bears to maul 48 children because they were calling you "bald man"is wrong on all ramifications and abuse of power....That is the bible part i hate most, where is the forgiveness?

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by jagorinho: 8:51am On Jan 24, 2017
[quote author=Gracious007 post=53079602]

Somethings are beyond reason. It baffles me that you guys don't realise the irony in this statement. There are thousands of religions in this world, why do you believe yours is right since the rest religions are also above your reasoning?

I will tell you what's beyond your reason. I will grab a knife just before the break of dawn tomorrow morning and block you in the dark part of the streets as come out of the house to take a piss, I would squeeze the air outta your lungs, take whatever useful item on you, and then gut you like a fish on the slaughter table. Then when the cops come calling, my defence would be that "my god said" he wanna see how your insides look like so I blindly obliged him, ignoring the consequences of doing such.
You are wise and there is hope for rational reasoning in this country afterall
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Nobody: 8:54am On Jan 24, 2017
QuietHammer:
Almost everyone that has made a comment mentioned Robert Green. I wonder how he knows these things

In the book '48 laws of power', he acknowledged the people who's used the game of power to manipulate and torture him over the years as his inspiration. You could say he learned the best way, from experience.
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Nobody: 8:54am On Jan 24, 2017
[quote author=jagorinho post=53079936][/quote] Thanks boss.
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Nobody: 8:55am On Jan 24, 2017
nightingalee:
I rest my case.
It's a shame, really if that's all you could say.
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by gametalk: 8:55am On Jan 24, 2017
The Bible
The Richest Man in Babylon
Think And Grow Rich
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by askibee(m): 9:01am On Jan 24, 2017
jagorinho:

Chairman!!! calling two bears to maul 48 children because they were calling you "bald man"is wrong on all ramifications and abuse of power....That is the bible part i hate most, where is the forgiveness?


broda if u think it to be like dat den truly u need Christ, to help u with d holy spirit because dere is no way I can tell you anything on dat issue....if its negative stories u want in d bible den dos 48children na small, but like I said acpt Jesus plead fr d holy spirit to have his way in your life and show you how blind you ve been
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Nobody: 9:02am On Jan 24, 2017
askibee:





dem don dey do you no be today



so pls all dis u mention did you bother to check d idea behind it all?

u better repent make dos bad tins no happen to u

Yeah, I did and the ideas were plain ridiculous and revolting.

Bad things happen to everybody regardless of you being a good person or a bad person. It is a matter of luck. What did blind bartimaeus do for him to be born blind, huh?
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by jagorinho: 9:06am On Jan 24, 2017
askibee:



broda if u think it to be like dat den truly u need Christ, to help u with d holy spirit because dere is no way I can tell you anything on dat issue....if its negative stories u want in d bible den dos 48children na small, but like I said acpt Jesus plead fr d holy spirit to have his way in your life and show you how blind you ve been
If you cant
explain that act then there is no need of preaching,because you are evading a complex issue and trying to solve the simple one....By the way what makes you think christianity is superior to all other religions in the world
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Ezionye(f): 9:08am On Jan 24, 2017
nightingalee:
Firstly, Your bible.
2. 33 strategies of war.
3. The mastery.
4. 48 laws of power
5. Art of seduction.
... All four books authored by Robert Greene. The importance of these books cannot be over-emphasized, take my word for it.

Do u have soft copies of any of these? Pretty please

Except the bible.
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by askibee(m): 9:09am On Jan 24, 2017
Gracious007:


Yeah, I did and the ideas were plain ridiculous and revolting.

Bad things happen to everybody regardless of you being a good person or a bad person. It is a matter of luck. What did blind bartimaeus do for him to be born blind, huh?




haven't u heard? haven't you seen? why remain in your shell, are dere no demons walking around on the earth, dis you think bartimaeus was formed like dat? broda wisdom is all dat matters, d devil stand has an acusser and he posses power on earth, he can destroy, steal and cos serious confusion even jesus Christ who is a God was tempted, you think d devil was bluffing when he said bow to me and I will gv u d whole earth? have you forgotten d saying woe unto men for the devil is cast down on earth
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by nightingalee: 9:15am On Jan 24, 2017
Ezionye:


Do u have soft copies of any of these? Pretty please

Except the bible.
Yeah
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by askibee(m): 9:16am On Jan 24, 2017
jagorinho:

If you cant
explain that act then there is no need of preaching,because you are evading a complex issue and trying to solve the simple one....By the way what makes you think christianity is superior to all other religions in the world



as for d explanation I still stand my ground only the holy spirit can help you, he his d beat teacher in fact he gives additional knowledge at no cost



as for superiority of religion I won't say much abt anybody's religion, but my conviction here in Christ is wat am holding on to,he sees and knows my flaws and still went ahead to die for me. cleanse me of my iniquities, I was born full of sin but I was redeem tru him. I believe in his compassion, his love , care, mercy and grace, I believe in his sacrifice, if not for him where would I have been by now.


if d devil roam about day and nyt to find souls to devour who am I not to hold on to jesus who has bruise his head.
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by aboystar(m): 9:17am On Jan 24, 2017
Enemyofpeace:
I hate books but I love yahoo yahoo

Boko haram
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by merahki: 9:22am On Jan 24, 2017
SirWere:
Top 5 Bro; thre are literally hundreds of books that shape up the event of one's life.
Off my head, I can mention 15 books that would stick with you.
...
and....
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller cheesy

Hi...I found Catch-22 to be very unreadable embarassed, and I am a reader, honestly...read more books than is normal for any one person, fiction that is
I have had it for more than 3 years, and I still have not gotten the hang of it
This is from someone who even also reads, and likes Les Miserables, and many other classics too

I don't get it, my aversion to the book...I remember there is a hospital stay in it...after a war (I dunno again),....but from seeing the phrase everywhere, in books, films, peoples' lips, even mine shocked, I bought it to read-....then hit a wall
I just don't know
Cheers
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by jagorinho: 9:27am On Jan 24, 2017
askibee:




as for d explanation I still stand my ground only the holy spirit can help you, he his d beat teacher in fact he gives additional knowledge at no cost



as for superiority of religion I won't say much abt anybody's religion, but my conviction here in Christ is wat am holding on to,he sees and knows my flaws and still went ahead to die for me. cleanse me of my iniquities, I was born full of sin but I was redeem tru him. I believe in his compassion, his love , care, mercy and grace, I believe in his sacrifice, if not for him where would I have been by now.


if d devil roam about day and nyt to find souls to devour who am I not to hold on to jesus who has bruise his head.
Just tell me you dont have answer to the question, would you do the same if you were Elishah? I know your problem, because it is in the bible you cant condemn it but if it were to be a magician in India that commanded bears to rip off 48 children, it would be another story from you.

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by AstuteJay: 9:28am On Jan 24, 2017
maxtop:
In this order ...
1. Ireke Onibudo
2. Alawiye
3. The drummer boy
4. Akin our naughty little brother
5. Ade goes to school


Lobatan grin grin grin

What a case you are!

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Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Ezionye(f): 9:29am On Jan 24, 2017
Many mentions of " things fall apart"

I may have to re read that book
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by kayo80(m): 9:30am On Jan 24, 2017
1. Rich dad, poor dad.

2. The Science of Getting Rich

3. The Power of Your Subconscious Mind

4. Think and Grow Rich

5. 48 Laws of Power
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by rifasenate11(m): 9:35am On Jan 24, 2017
the most wonderful book
"The Shariyat-ki-Sugmad"
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by aboystar(m): 9:39am On Jan 24, 2017
jagorinho:

If you cant
explain that act then there is no need of preaching,because you are evading a complex issue and trying to solve the simple one....By the way what makes you think christianity is superior to all other religions in the world

What that passage of scripture is showing us is this,
Until you are empowered little little problems will put you to mockery, shame and disgrace but when you have received power you will be able to deal with the things causing shame in your life effectively and permanently. God bless you. Note the Bible remains the best but without the spirit of God you can't understand what it is saying, you tend to read literally not knowing what God is saying.
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by Nobody: 9:44am On Jan 24, 2017
askibee:





haven't u heard? haven't you seen? why remain in your shell, are dere no demons walking around on the earth, dis you think bartimaeus was formed like dat? broda wisdom is all dat matters, d devil stand has an acusser and he posses power on earth, he can destroy, steal and cos serious confusion even jesus Christ who is a God was tempted, you think d devil was bluffing when he said bow to me and I will gv u d whole earth? have you forgotten d saying woe unto men for the devil is cast down on earth

Here we go again.

Who is responsible for all the evil and bad things happening in the world?
Who is responsible for the tsunamis, earthquakes, death, famine, poverty, deadly diseases, drought, and a host of unmentioned dreadful things plaguing mankind?
Now the usual escape defence of theists like you in scenarios like this, is that sin came into existence when man strayed from God. And I always reply them by quoting the below text straight from the holy bible. And right in that particular text, God himself stated that he created evil.
Here:
Isaiah 45:7
I form the light, and create the darkness: I make peace, and create evil: I the LORD do all these things.
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by PrettyGaby(f): 9:46am On Jan 24, 2017
princeSammyz:
When you said only five, it was like asking for five ways Messi is better than C.R. Which do I say, which do I overlook? Lol... Well, for me, these are a few of the many eye-opening, must-read titles out there: The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People(self improvement): S.R. Covey. Rich Dad Poor Dad: Roberts Kiyosaki(one needs to understand money and how it works), The Five Secrets You Must Discover Before You Die(finding meaning and fulfilment in life): John Izzo. 48 Laws of Power(U need to understand d intricacies of power, and you don't have to be a victim of manipulations): Robert Greene. A History of God: Karen Armstrong (the concept of God pervades all cultures, you will wanna know the history of how men have perceived and experienced God. If you wanna know this from a former nun, then this book is for you). And many others
and you just had to bring messi and Ronaldo into it
Re: What Are The Top 5 Books One Must Read In Their Lifetime And Why? by jagorinho: 9:48am On Jan 24, 2017
aboystar:


What that passage of scripture is showing us is this,
Until you are empowered little little problems will put you to mockery, shame and disgrace but when you have received power you will be able to deal with the things causing shame in your life effectively and permanently. God bless you. Note the Bible remains the best but without the spirit of God you can't understand what it is saying, you tend to read literally not knowing what God is saying.
The flaws of religion are not noticed by the followers instead they are glorified.Pls how does this relate to a high temperamental man that sent 48 children to cold death because they were mocking him.Sincerely i was expecting a better analogy but with religious people like you anything can be expected before you start calling me devil's advocate but am just trying to be real here. Thanks

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