One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do  -     By: Phil Cooke
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One Big Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do

Thomas Nelson / 2012 / Hardcover

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One Big Thing will help you discover what you were born to do and allow it to revolutionize your business, your ministry, and your life.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 159555484X
ISBN-13: 9781595554840
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Named by Washingon Post as one of the top five business books for 2012.

Stop being average at so many things, and become extraordinary at One Big Thing.

What were you born to accomplish with your life? One Big Thing will help you discover what you were born to do and allow it to revolutionize your business, your ministry, and your life. In today’s distracted, digital culture, it’s harder than ever to identify your calling, get your voice heard, and achieve your dreams. To stand out and communicate your ideas and message, you need to cut through the clutter and get noticed. Making that happen means focusing on the one thing that drives you, inspires your passion, and separates you from the pack. If you’ve ever felt pulled in different directions or wondered what to do with your varied talents and interests, Phil Cooke will teach you the secrets of living a life-on-purpose that rises above the noise and leaves a lasting mark on the world.

Author Bio

Phil Cooke, a writer, speaker, and filmmaker, is changing the way business, church, and nonprofit leaders influence and engage the culture. Christianity Today calls him a “media guru.” His media company, Cooke Pictures, advises many of the largest and most effective churches and nonprofit organizations in the world, and his books and blog (at philcooke.com) are changing the way they tell their story. 

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  1. Dawn
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    January 3, 2014
    Dawn
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 2
    Value: 2
    Meets Expectations: 2
    It is a good self help book but not that much of a God help book.
  2. Reid
    California
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Good but not great
    August 14, 2012
    Reid
    California
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: male
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    One Big Thing, written by Phil Cooke, is a book that promises to show you what you were born to do, hence the title. While it was written well and has some good insights, I didn't think it was all that different from several other self-help/find your calling/unique talents books that I've already read.

    It's still a good book; just not a great one. Perhaps if you hadn't already read books on this subject you'd find it more interesting than I did.

    I received this book free from Thomas Nelson's Booksneeze program and was not required to write a favorable review.
  3. CarliAlice
    Union, MO
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
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    August 12, 2012
    CarliAlice
    Union, MO
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 2
    In this book, Phil Cooke, takes you on a journey to help you discover your One Big Thing. He walks you through questions you should be asking yourself, connections you should be making, and helping you discover that one thing that makes you, uniquely you. From self reflection to self promotion, Phil Cooke helps you figure it out for you.

    Phil Cooke is a writer. An excellent writer even. But this book did not speak to me at all. I'm not sure if it was purposeful or not, but the book seemed to be more of a marketing nature. Marketing yourself, for sure, but marketing nonetheless.

    The middle portion of the book was perhaps the most desirable part of the book. Mr. Cooke really helps you look at yourself and think about whether you are fooling yourself or are on your way to really doing your One Big Thing. I enjoyed this section so much, I think that it is something I should really reflect on several times a year. After all, our lives do seem to change that quickly and it's easy to lose track of where we are.

    I have to admit that I am unable to remember large portions of the book. It just did not stick and I did not have the fever for reading this as I have other similar books in the past. I suppose my disappointment lied in the fact that a Christian man did not put enough (as a matter of fact it was only mentioned once that I can remember) in the lesser known "roles" in life. Not everyone needs an article about them in Time magazine.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> 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 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
  4. abbyjewel
    New Jersey
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Interesting and impactful but a bit dry
    August 11, 2012
    abbyjewel
    New Jersey
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    "What were you born to accomplish with your life? One Big Thing will help you discover what you were born to do and allow it to revolutionize your business, your ministry, and your life." This book has the reader ask themselves several important questions to help you determine what you were born to do. "Stop being average at so many things, and become extraordinary at One Big Thing."

    While the book was interesting and did have some impact, I felt it dragged on quite a bit with repetition in the beginning. I found myself just wanting to get through the early pages to reach the good stuff but I was a bit disappointed by the time I reached the end. The author uses his writing experience in many of the different stories and examples along with many of his friends in Hollywood. I found this more distracting than relevant since I am neither a writer or in film and would like to have seen more stories of the "everyday Joe". I do enjoy the subject matter very much and just finished reading a very similar book prior to this so I may have been comparing the two too much.

    Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
  5. Jess
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    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    August 11, 2012
    Jess
    Age: Under 18
    Gender: female
    Quality: 3
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 3
    I received the book One Big Thing from Book Sneeze (booksneeze.com, get books for free!), and gave it to my father to read. He said it was a great book, and was very helpful.

    The book says it helps you discover what you were born to do. Through the journey of the book, it helps you determine the difference between a job and a passion, create strategies to help you pinpoint your purpose, and deflecting the questions that could derail your destiny.

    I really recommend this book!
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