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Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2010
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In many ways this is a repackaging of motivation speeches that have been around for the past 75 years. Earl Nightengale's mantra was, "Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve." Robert Schuller's schtick was "possibility thinking," which in itself was an echo of Dr. Norman Vincent Peale's "the power of positive thinking," which reflected research done by Dr. Maxwell Maltz of self-perception. Newberry offers nothing very new in this book that you would not have already discovered in the writings of Napoleon Hill, Clement Stone, or even Stephen Covey. The one major difference here, however, is that Newberry insists that unless an individual has a right relationship with Jesus Christ, none of the other rah-rah hoop-la will amount to much.
To his credit, Newberry is organized and pragmatic. He provides readers with checklists, quizzes, tests, and discussion questions by which to assess levels of commitment, depression, life goals, and achievement marks. He also provides rich documentation of biblical statutes and lessons to support his claims about worthy ambition and stress free living. He has a sense of humor, too, both in jibes he takes at himself and in some of the comical examples and illustrations he provides. The reading is not philosophically heavy, but rather fast-paced, conversational, and encouraging. Each chapter ends with a prayer the reader and offer to God regarding a positive life change, followed by an action step to take in making the desire a reality.
The book ends with summary units, recaps, suggestions for biblical memorization, and offerings of exercises for the brain and soul. It's the kind of book readers will underline while reading and then turn back to randomly for an inspirational and motivational shot in the arm. -- Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, Christian Book Previews.com
JamieVirginiaAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5October 10, 2012JamieVirginiaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4I have a home based business, and this is a great book about what we focus on! Our thought life is so important in determining our direction, and I recommend this to all of my girls.
HankAfton, MIAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Awesome truth from our Lord and Savior.July 7, 2012HankAfton, MIAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The truths shared in this book are time tested and eternal.
Everyone should read this book.
Daniel Markham1 Stars Out Of 5YUCK! Threw it away after the Oprah quote.April 24, 2012Daniel MarkhamQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1Yuck! Threw it away after the Oprah quote. To much "word of faith" jargon.
mpattersDallas, TXAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5This is an extraordinary book for all ages!February 1, 2012mpattersDallas, TXAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I had checked this book out originally from the library and it was so good that I ordered 2 through Christianbook.com. My children are 12 and 17 and we are currently using it as a part of our Bible study with our familly. This book is all about the way you think and how to think God's way using Philippians 4:8 principles. When you study the Bible and see how your thoughts and words effect your present and future this book helps bring out and emphasize the importance of renewing the mind. All in all this is a great book to refer back to and to continually have the joy filled live God wants us to live.
PURPLE PASSIONBUFFALO,NYAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5THIS PRODUCT IS EASY READ AND VERY PRACTICALAugust 25, 2011PURPLE PASSIONBUFFALO,NYAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5THIS IS A WONDERFUL BOOK, EASY READ AND IT GIVES YOU PRACTICAL STEPS ON HOW TO EXPERIENCE REAL JOY. I'M A SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER AND THIS BOOK WILL BE OUR TEXTBOOK FOR THE NEXT 2 QUARTERS. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK