February 02, 2010

How To Reach Your Full Potential For God by Charles Stanley


Have you ever felt like you have settled for an ordinary life? Have you ever thought there's got to be more to this life than what you are experiencing? So often we think we are just one insignificant drop in the ocean of humanity. What difference to I really make in the world?

Charles Stanley's newest book, How To Reach Your Full Potential For God, encourages us to not settle for the ordinary life. He teaches that God has designed each of us for an extraordinary purpose that only we can fulfill. We were created with talents, gifts, desires, and dreams that, when yielded to God's plan, enable us to reach our full potential in God.

Stanley's lays out seven hurdles to overcome, including fear of failure, self-imposed limitations, fear of disappointment, and laziness. We cannot leap over these kinds of hurdles in our own strength. We must have God's help to do so. We must line up our lives with His will in order to receive all that God has for us.

Stanley introduces seven areas to examine and work on in order to reach our fullest potential in God. Those are: A Clean Heart, A Clear Mind, Using Your Gifts, A Healthy Body, Right Relationships, A Balanced Schedule, and Taking God-Approved Risks. When these areas fall in line with God's ideal, then we open ourselves up for the extraordinary life.

I don't always enjoy non-fiction books, but the title of Stanley's book drew me in. This book made me think and examine my life more than any book I've read in a long time. I felt my heart stir, heard God whisper His love to me through the pages, and was convicted of how I'd settled for less than what God desired for my life.

You won't be disappointed in this book. You'll be inspired.
Since I feel so strongly about this book, I'm offering up a copy to a commenter today. If you would like a chance to win, please include your email address in a non-spam format. (sherrinda(at)gmail(dot)com) I will use a randomizer to choose a winner on Saturday, February 6. I'm sorry, but this is only available to those who live in the US. Chances of winning are in relation to the number of entries.

** I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their 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 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

10 comments:

  1. I love Charles Stanley! My church recently finished his other book, The Wonderful Spirit-Filled Life. Wow! I've never been more sensitive and appreciative of the presence of the Holy Spirit.

    Please include me in the drawing!
    tamika(dot)eason(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  2. Hmmm... good stuff. I am not usually one for Christian self help (caus eI think I might have OD on them) but this does sound good.

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  3. I've seen other good reviews for this book. Thanks for sharing.

    I linked to you today at my blog. Thanks for your inspiration. :O)

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  4. Thanks for sharing a little about the book! I might have to pick it up!

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  5. Sounds interesting. It's easy to live in my little bubble and feel useless in an eternal way.
    Thanks for the review!

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  6. This sounds like a must read and something timely for my life. thanks for the review.

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  7. Sounds like he maps out a good plan with simple, understandable language...just my kind of self-help book. Thanks for mentioning it.

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