40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life: Living the 4:8 Principle - eBook
Great book---I looked forwarded to the reading each day. I am buying copies of this book and sharing with family and friends!
May 13, 2013
40 day to a Joy feeled life
I even bought this book doe one of my sailors(i work at the Point Loma Sub Base in Point Loma Ca) and he is a Christian. He was so delighted i bought one but with the Joy i got i wanted to share it..This is a "wonderful" study book, and ALL Christians "should"take 40 days and 15 minutes to use it. It has changed my whole thinking pattern....
April 3, 2013
A complete package to "The 4:8 Principle"
The 4:8 Principle and its sequel 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life by Tommy Newberry are truly a package deal. Through I am still working through my 40 Days, I am so thankful to use them together in my study.
The author's approach to teaching and coaching is something to appreciate as the 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life is a journey that requires you do your homework. I have taken my time through these lessons and have gained much truth to arm me with the strength to choose joy and set my thoughts towards what is praiseworthy and not of fear.
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things arejust, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthyÃ¢ÂÂmeditate on these things. Philippians 4:8, NKJV
I love that Newberry refers to joy as "proactive happiness" in chapter one of The 4:8 Principle (5). For me, this implies and active faith in spite of myself. One might look at The 4:8 Principle as the textbook and 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life as its accompanying notebook to journal your progress. Each book prompts further thought at the close of each chapter or day helping you to directly apply what you've read.
You'll want to take this journey slowly so you don't miss joy as you pass through the pages. Application is key, especially when working through the drills following each of the 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life.
Through this combination study, I have begun to craft my mission statement and write the vision for my future (The 4:8 Principle, Chapter 3). This has proved timely in both my personal writing and application of financial wisdom to our household.
In fact, as I close the book on The 4:8 Principle I am embracing steps seven and eight of Newberry's "Eight Steps to Fortifying Your Self-Concept" (Chapter 4) by dwelling on the person God wants me to become and acting with joy now.
Though I am marking through the pages in my journal, I know there is still much work to be done. I know I will be referring back to what I have learned as I complete my 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life.
[. . .] you will only receive what, deep down, you feel you are worthy of having" The 4:8 Principle (65).
These books have confirmed Hebrews 11:1 faith and reenforced the teaching of Ann Voskamp and the counting of gifts. It seems one cannot escape this process in seeking joy. So today I continue, one lesson at a time.
* This review is on behalf of Tyndale House Publishers who provided a complimentary copy of this book.
November 7, 2012