“A Great Devography! – "What Matters Most: Family, Friends, and Foes" is a fusion of biography and devotional and it was both a great read and a blessing. There are some books I read because I know they are good for my spiritual or intellectual growth, but the actual time spent reading them is sort of like eating my asparagus. I know it's healthy, but not a lot of fun. "What Matters Most" is more like eating a great hamburger and you still know that it is good for you. Owen Watson takes the reader on his life's journey and clearly lays out the different but critical influences his family, friends, and even his foes have had in his growth as a person and a Christian. Each chapter discusses a significant part of his life and provides interesting and helpful tie-in inspirations at the end. The reader may or may not have had similar experiences as Mr. Watson, but the tie-ins help the readers apply his lessons to their own lives.
The last part of the book has poems and personal philosophies. I am not a big fan of poetry, but found myself highlighting some of the passages because they were surprisingly inspirational. His personal philosophies were actually very good proverbs and I ended up highlighting many of the passages so I can go back to them.
"What Matters Most" is a fairly fast read and one you will be glad you did.” ~AC Buddy
“The Reason for the people in your life – This is a very enlightening journey to believing, achieving, and living a Christian's life. The trials and tribulations of one men's life encompassing his faith from childhood into adulthood is a clear understanding of what nearly every Christian will experience in their walk. Fortunately, my brother Owen "Jack Green" Watson has been blessed with the opportunity to witness to us through his newly release book, "What Matters Most: Family, Friends, and Foes." It is not only an autobiography but a book of inspiration, overcoming, and understanding the people in his life and yours. It is a terrific read for those who may be struggling with the question of "WHY?" or questioning your faith. It is also a source of reinforcement in one's Christian faith. You will not be disappointed but, instead, driven to live a full and fruitful life.” ~People R Saying
“What Matters Most: Family, Friends, and Foes – When the author spoken about being banished from fellowship with men in his unit. I could feel his disbelief, his confusion and his feeling of rejection. Owen Watson was now the black sheep of his unit because he wouldn't conform to man's wishes (induction).
Quote from the book Brother Owen stated
"Part of the reason for my decision was based on what a group of us was told-" unless you go through the process you will not be known or considered as one of us, you will be "blackballed ", it will be hard for you to find help when you're out in the field because we only help one another, and not non-members.
He said that he knew his Christianity was being tested either go with the crowd or follow God. His Daniel moment he chose God's process and found peace. The writer used the word ostracized meaning: be exclude, by general consent, from society, friendships, conversation, privileges and ext.
From the book I learned that living a life of integrity cannot conform to what the world think is right but is transformed by God's word and led by the Holy Spirit. I have enjoyed the book greatly looking forward to the next one. Thank you Owen Watson for sharing your heart” ~C. McPherson
“Greatest Awakening for Everyone… – Great read...Full of encouraging words and inspirations to live by....This book shows how everyone can benefit when their apart of God's plan. What Matters Most????? Family, Friends, and Foes was a eye opener for me and I would encourage everyone to purchase and read it...If your headed down the wrong path this book will build your discernment and help you to hear and understands the path God has for our lives....” ~Letha
“An easy, inspiring and sweet read – This was a very inspirational book - the author uses his own stories of life growing up and life in the military to help paint a picture that whatever experiences we have in life, good or bad, are all ones that God has put into our path to teach us something, and if we know this and are aware of the signs, we can use those experiences to become all that God has created us to be.” ~Amazon Customer
“Outstanding! – This book is encouraging, inspirational, and uplifting as the author gives an exceptional outlook of the immense Power of God throughout the ups & downs of his journey through life. Bravo Zulu...” ~Enoch
“A KEEPSAKE! – What an outstanding piece of work!!!! Very glad that I've purchased and read this book; and, strongly encourage others to do so as well - it will definitely inspire you!!!” ~Amazon Customer
“Loved it! – Definitely an inspiring and uplifting book that speaks from personal experience. The experience (struggles and blessings) itself transcends into knowledge making the entire read a relatable experience that's easy to learn from. After receiving the book, I managed to complete it within 24 hours. From the stories, to quotes, and perspectives shown, it's evident that there's always people to learn from, whether they're family, friends, or foes.” ~Amazon Customer