What is Accelerate?
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Not sure if Accelerate is for you?
If you're a pastor, a church leader, a teacher, a busy parent, or a student, then you already know that leaders are readers. However, you still might not be convinced that Accelerate will help you or your team.
No sweat. Our goal is to serve you, so let us know if any these questions sound familiar:
Do you struggle to grow as a leader with your limited time?[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=""]
Ever feel pressured or guilty about not reading enough?[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=""]
Is your unending list of "books to read" starting to overwhelm you?[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=""]
Wish you had time to branch out and read more widely?[/fusion_li_item][/fusion_checklist]
Looking for a way to quickly identify the key ideas of a book?[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=""]
Want fresh, weekly insights for sermon prep, bible study, or family devos?[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=""]
Ever spent money on books, only to discover they weren't what you expected?[/fusion_li_item][fusion_li_item icon=""]
Do you wish there was a way to know exactly which books to invest in?[/fusion_li_item][/fusion_checklist]
The book briefs are concise and represent all the best points of great books that I desire to read. I could spend five minutes a day reading the briefs and come away with a great understanding of a new book. To me, this is amazing!
Camp Director, Raleigh's Place Camp 1:27
Why Join Accelerate?
If you found yourself nodding to any of the questions above, you're not alone. In fact, that's why thousands have joined Accelerate. We took a survey and discovered that our members love and use Accelerate because it helps them…
1. Maximize Their Time
Our book summaries help save time by quickly providing the key insights. Although simply meditating on these insights is stirring enough for some, others use the book summaries to help them decide whether to invest more fully by purchasing the book.
2. Save Their Money
With EIGHT new book summaries each month (and that's on top of the Library), members save money and can make better book-buying decisions. With each Accelerate Book Brief valued at $5, members receive $40 worth of insights each month.
3. Expand Their Learning
Pastors and church leaders often use Accelerate to supplement their sermon preparation or bible discussions. Others use Accelerate to read more widely and stay in the know with the latest books.
4. Retain Key Insights
We frequently receive feedback appreciating how simple, yet thought-provoking the book summaries are. They're brief enough to outline the insights, yet rich enough to capture the book's essence. Additionally, many use the book summaries as quick and helpful refreshers on books already read.
5. Fuel Their Souls
Book summaries also provide thought-provoking application questions that can be used for personal or group reflection. Application questions are designed to help readers remember a book's content.
6. Empower Other People
In addition to having material to teach and discuss at group meetings (or even going through them together with a Group Plan), members use the book summaries to give informed book recommendations to friends and family.
"I was skeptical about the benefits of Accelerate. Would they be worth paying for? I honestly couldn't imagine they would. So I checked it out and was blown away."
Wife and Mom, Alabama
What makes Accelerate different?
What makes Accelerate distinct from other book summary programs? There are TWO principles that shape our book summaries and make this program unique:
|#1: The Insight Principle|
"Books don't change people, paragraphs do and sometimes sentences. They may lodge themselves so powerfully in our mind that its effect is enormous when all else is forgotten." – John Piper
You may forget a book's page numbers, but you'll never forget its' worldview-shaping insights.
Accelerate identifies these paragraphs and sentences. After spending hours analyzing a book, our team extracts the key insights and then strategically presents them in a way that is easy to grasp. More than summarizing books chapter-by-chapter, we focus on maximizing reader comprehension and retention.
|#2: The 20% Principle|
"80% of a book's main insights are found in 20% of the pages. So without apology, I ransack books for what I can get in the little time I have in this season of life." – David Mathis
In other words, while most of a book's pages exist to illustrate and solidify a handful of main ideas, these main ideas reside within 20% of the pages. Accelerate book summaries give you access to this 20%, allowing you to quickly grasp the book.
Is Accelerate Really Worth My Investment?
Valid question. But answer this first:
How much time might inefficient reading be costing you? How many hours have you invested in a book that you probably could've grasped in 30 minutes?
With access to eight Book Briefs every month, Accelerate members can save 432 hours a year.
Okay, stick with us here.
If an average non-fiction book takes an average of 5 hours to finish, that's 40 hours to read eight books a month. That's 480 hours if you kept that up every month of the year.
On the other hand, an Accelerate book summary takes about 30 minutes to read. This means it'd take approximately 4 hours to read all eight monthly book summaries. And only 48 hours for the year.
With Accelerate, that's 432 hours you would be saving.
Put another way, reading without Accelerate could be costing you 432 hours every year.
Are you ready to gain your time back? 🕓
What They're Saying
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I am loving Accelerate and am so thankful for it! I wouldn't mind paying more. I'm able to finish a book or two a day using this method. It is absolutely worth it![/fusion_testimonial][fusion_testimonial name="Timothy Livingston" avatar="image" image="https://acceleratebooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/tim.png" image_id="9903|full" image_border_radius="round" company="" link="" target="_self"]
I love the application questions. I mean, some of those questions… and all God's people said "OUCH!"[/fusion_testimonial][fusion_testimonial name="Sean Taylor" avatar="image" image="https://acceleratebooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/sean.png" image_id="9902|full" image_border_radius="round" company="" link="" target="_self"]
For a small Church plant like us, it's a huge help and blessing to have access to the kind of content Accelerate provides! Thanks for helping us sift through content and investing in fewer, good books that will serve our people.[/fusion_testimonial][fusion_testimonial name="JD Pedida" avatar="image" image="https://acceleratebooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/jd.png" image_id="9901|full" image_border_radius="round" company="" link="" target="_self"]
I just finished a book brief and it actually felt like I've read the whole book! Amazing[/fusion_testimonial][fusion_testimonial name="Edgar Nazario" avatar="image" image="https://acceleratebooks.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/edgar1.png" image_id="9900|full" image_border_radius="round" company="" link="" target="_self"]