Wednesday, January 26, 2011

the 4:8 Principle

Need a great book to read? I HIGHLY recommend this book. It's called The 4:8 Principle by Tommy Newberry and we're reading it together as a staff at work. Life-changing stuff!!!

To sum up the book:
The book teaches you how to discipline your mind and think on things from above.
It's based on Philippians 4:8 which says, "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."

Some of my favorite quotes:

"Virtually any meaningful goal is within reach when you become mentally disciplined."

"Whether you choose to count your blessings or choose to complain, it's helpful to understand that you have a choice."

"Negative thinking corrupts your brain and triggers harmful mental states such as anxiety, moodiness, depression, and irritability. If a thought brings about worry, fear, or fatigue, it is not from God."

"Your spiritual, emotional, mental, and physical health depends on your becoming a perpetual forgiveness machine."

I really could add 20 more of my favorite quotes from the's full of highlighted and underlined pages. But it's a great book that really changes your outlook and helps you focus on the joy in your life!

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