Live Like You Mean It
Good Biblical foundation and perspective
About 120 women in our ministry used this book in our small groups. It was well received, has good Scripture references and questions for discussion. Good Biblical foundation and perspective. We also added spiritual gifts tests as tools to help our ladies discover their gifts. Our theme for the year: Discover, Develop and Deploy (Use) our gifts for God's glory. Our Scripture for the year: Eph. 2:10.
The format is easy for facilitating the Bible study.
March 8, 2012
Busyness does not equal productivity. Sure, we can fill each of our waking minutes with non-stop work, but what we really achieving other than stress and its consequences? In his book, Live Like You Mean It, T.J. Addington challenges his readers to examine our lives and prioritize what truly matters. In order for us to have meaningful lives, we must live out what God has planned for us. To guide us on this journey, Addington instructs his readers to reflect on the following ten questions:
1. Why am I here?
2. What is my sweet spot?
3. What will I live behind?
4. What really matters?
5. What is my plan?
6. How do I best recharge?
7. How can my life have a ripple effect?
8. How do I relate to God?
9. Will I say yes to God?
10. What shall I do next?
Each of the questions is dealt with in its own chapter, in which Addington provides his personal answer. He gives practical advice that leads to a fulfilling life. It is nearly impossible to finish this book and not be affected by its message in some way. Addington touches on so many topics, including marriage, employment, education, the loss of a loved one and time-management, that each reader is bound to identify with some aspect of the book.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
February 25, 2011
Great reading and chapter studies
The title of this book caught my attention to read and now providing my personal book review of 'Live Like You Mean It.' Today we live as others want us to live and we get caught up in that life and feel there is no escape. There is, however, if you remind yourself you are unique and there is no one else like you. God made us to be individuals and we must praise Him for all that he does for us. 'Live Like You Mean It' provides 10 crucial questions that will help you in clarify your purpose, live intentionally and make the most of the rest of your life. I related to T. J. AddingtonÃ¢ÂÂs near death, as I was near death six years ago with bacterial infection. Unlike Addington who already gave his heart to the Lord, I began mine again. As I read the book, it renewed me my life wiring God had planned for me. It opened my thoughts of what my purpose is, will, and should be. The fact that he refers to scripture was very educational. I personally like to write notes in my Bible and when I come across books, like this one, it influences me to jot down reminders. At the end of each chapter he gives a bottom line summary, as well as a prayer. Awesome is all I can say. There is a study guide with each chapter, which helps you to reflect on what you read and understand your life and purpose in this life. Small Bible study groups would benefit from this book, as other individuals like myself. Whether you are a born again Christian or not, this is a good book to read and reference, as well as staying renewed with the wiring God has for you. Spread the word of the 'Good News' today, be a follower, and continue the journey of Jesus Christ. As long as I am breathing, there is still more work to do for heavenly Father. I was not disappointed in the reading of this book and would recommend the book highly. I suggest reading this book casually, as it can be a fast read, but it needs to be absorbed. Addington has written this book very easy to understand. If you truly want to live like you mean it, get this book. On the back jacket cover, this book will show you how to respond to your God-inspired inner urgings, to discover that sweet spot of our personal wiring, and live them out intentionally. Make a difference - are you ALL IN? Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
February 3, 2011
"Live Like You Mean It" by T.J. Addington is one of the most empowering books I have read for quite a while. It is based upon ten questions that will help you to clarify your life purpose, live with meaning and intention, and make the most of your life.
As stated in the book,
"This book will help you remove the barriers that keep you from becoming everything God designed you to be and accomplishing everything He has for you."
Each chapter is written around a discussion question and this book could easily be used for individual or group study. It is recommended that you record your thoughts and answers to questions in a notebook or journal as you progress through the book to obtain the most benefit.The chapters end with a reflective prayer and discussion questions, in addition to the many questions and suggestions for thought given throughout the chapters.
I didn't find this to be one of those, here are the secrets type of book and all you have to do is follow them. This book leads you into some serious self examination in ways that you live your life now and ways that you may want to consider changing. This is a good book for anyone wanting or needing to do some self exploration in their Christian life.
The author has lived through a life changing illness that led him to write this book. He shares his story which adds to the credibility of his writing.
I received this free book from NavPress as part of their blogger review program. I was not obligated to provide a positive review. The opinions in this review are strictly my own.
January 19, 2011