Monday, September 23, 2013

Think 4:8 Book Review

I got this book from Tyndale PR for me to read and then give my opinion.  Reading the summary of the book, I saw that it was pretty much aimed for kids, however, we as a family decided to use it as our evening devotional book.  So far, it has been amazing.  There are great teachings every night and most of them are something that my husband and I take away more from than our son.  He is learning a lot and being able to tell us how he feels and how the studies pertain to his life.  It has a been a great time of fellowship, of learning and of growth as a family.

The cute little "Stick 'Em's" are great - my husband has been copying them and actually putting them on his tool box at work to help him through his day.  There are so many great ideas in each day's study that we are all taking away so much!!  The authors are able to put this across in a way that all ages can learn and live by.

About the Book

The best-selling author of The 4:8 Principle and 40 Days to a Joy-filled Life returns with a special edition for teens. In just 40 days, teens can change their minds and their attitudes. Tommy Newberry, together with writer Lyn Smith, takes teens from thinking negatively to thinking positively, which will change their entire outlook on life. Not only will this devotional make teens think more positively and have a better attitude, this devotional also points teens to Scripture and helps them understand more about God. The devotions not only help teens understand how their thought life determines their perspective, but they also help them focus their minds on godly truths so they can live out their faith.

This book is the perfect way for teens to get a new attitude and start living a fulfilling, joy-filled life in just 40 days.

About the Authors

Tommy Newberry is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and head coach of The 1% Club, Inc. an organization dedicated to helping entrepreneurs and their families maximize their full potential. As a pioneer in the life-coaching field since 1991, Tommy has equipped business leaders in more than thirty industries to work less, earn more, and enjoy greater satisfaction with the right accomplishments.  He is the author of several books, including the #3 New York Times bestseller, "The 4:8 Principle" and the motivational classic, "Success is Not an Accident" both translated into seven languages. His other titles include "366 Days of Wisdom & Inspiration," and numerous audio programs, such as Success Is Not an Accident: Secrets of the Top 1%, Make Your Life A Masterpiece, The Joy of Success, and Living the Strong Life.  Known for highly practical, no-nonsense coaching style, Tommy has earned the title of America's Success Coach® with his clients. His passion for developing the whole person is clearly evident throughout his live workshops, key-note presentations, books and audio courses. Tommy's annual Couples Planning Retreat at Blackberry Farm takes world-class planning tools into the family realm, allowing husbands and wives to design a more balanced, simplified, and enriching life together.  A dynamic speaker, Tommy is frequently invited to speak at schools, parent support groups, churches, and business conferences. He has appeared on numerous radio and television programs including Living the Life, Everyday with Lisa & Marcus, and Good News. He has also written articles for The Atlanta Business Chronicle, New Man Magazine and Success Magazine, and has been featured in publications such as The Atlanta Journal Constitution, Business to Business, Buckhead Living, and Stand Firm. An avid goal setter, Tommy has earned certification as an emergency medical technician and PADI rescue diver, as well as a black belt in the Korean martial art of Choi Kwang do.  Tommy lives in Atlanta with his wife, Kristin, and their three boys.

Lyn Smith is a motivator and truth teller. Whether speaking or writing, she communicates life-giving principles from God’s Word with boldness and passion. Lyn spent twenty years serving in Bible Study Fellowship International where she led Bible study groups, trained Christian leaders and taught the Bible. Her grace-filled yet unflinching approach to communicating God’s truth has impacted thousands of people all over the world.  Lyn also home schooled her children for eleven years, counting that experience as one of the greatest joys and privileges of her life. During those years she discovered that teenagers are delightful and became an advocate for raising joy-filled teens. Sharing stories from her own family as well as passing along the insights God has given her, Lyn inspires and encourages parents to celebrate their kids through all stages of their growth. You can benefit from some of her insights by reading Tips for Moms, signing up to receive her newsletter, “Champion-producing nuggets of Truth,” and reading the book she co-authored with Tommy Newberry, Think 4:8 – 40 Days to a Joy-filled Life for Teens.  In 2010, Lyn began her current ministry of writing books, speaking internationally and appearing in two weekly online TV shows; The Discipling Women and Christian Discipleship TV. She is a contributor to Think Up! (an African journal) and The LeadHer Challenge, as well as co-author of Think 4:8 for teens. Working on her first solo book, she is also knee-deep in getting her Master of Arts in Christian Studies.  Lyn, her husband, and their three children live in Oklahoma.

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1 comment:

  1. What a nice and helpful book suggestion for teens and their parents.


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