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360-Degree Life: Ten Ways You Can Live More Richly, Deeply, Fully [Kindle Edition]

Billy Joe Daugherty , Dodie Osteen
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What if you had a second chance to chart your life?


What if you only had a few days to live?
Would you love?
Would you laugh?
Would you give?
Would you live differently than you do right now?
            --Billy Joe Daugherty

If possible, would you do a makeover on parts of your life? Most of us would gladly say “Yes!” to a fresh start, and that’s exactly what God offers. 
 
So many people live empty and frustrating lives, which is tragic because God desires a full, productive, and satisfying life for His children.  360° Life explores how ordinary people, regardless of their challenges, can experience life-altering change through simple faith.  Billy Joe Daugherty weaves material from the Bible, his own experiences, and riveting interviews with contemporary Christians to reveal how not just to survive struggles, but to rise above them. 
 
That’s the fulfilling result of a 360-degree life. 
 
“Billy Joe Daugherty masterfully leads us back to the resurrection power of Christ that breaks us free from the fears of our past to live a victorious life.”
                                    —T. D. Jakes, pastor of The Potter’s House
 
 


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About the Author

Billy Joe Daugherty served as the pastor of the seventeen-thousand-member Victory Christian Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma until his passing from earth to heaven on November 22, 2009. 

Billy Joe authored a number of books, including No Fear and God Is Not Your Problem, as well as a best selling mini-book entitled, This New Life. Billy Joe’s wife, Sharon, continues to pastor at Victory Christian Center, along with their four children and two sons-in-law.

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This thing called the Resurrection changed everything! Everyone who witnessed the execution of Jesus Christ thought it was over when He was nailed to a Roman cross and brutally crucified.
   The great man was suddenly a dead man.
   His friends wiped away their tears and buried Jesus in a borrowed stone tomb. His enemies were excited—and suspicious. They pressed the Roman governor until he posted a squad of Roman soldiers at the sealed tomb. They didn’t want any monkey business.
   Their problem was larger than monkeys, however: they were trying to interfere with God’s plan. From the beginning of time, He had intended for humankind—His highest creation—to experience a wonder-filled life: a life spent with Him, a life that was free of disease, hatred, anger, violence, hunger, and loneliness.
   From their beginning at Creation, Adam and Eve enjoyed that blessed life, but they lost it when they disobeyed God’s warnings and chose their own way in the Garden of Eden. (See the Bible account in Genesis 3.)
   That first sin of rejecting God’s way tainted our entire human race with sin and death—we all have inherited their defective DNA of the soul. This spiritual disease called sin was passed from one generation to the next, with a death sentence that was unavoidable.
   The result wasn’t God’s intention. It was humankind’s choice. 
   But God loved us so much that He gave His innocent Son, His only Son, to save us. Jesus shed His blood and washed away our sins and failures through the wounds He experienced on the cross and in the savage beating by temple guards and Roman soldiers lashing away with their bone-and-stone-embedded scourges.
   He died in your place. He paid for your sins. If you receive Him, He declares you, “Not guilty!” He justified you just as if you had never sinned. This is the mercy and grace of God.
   Everyone, friend and enemy alike, thought it was over after the followers of the Carpenter placed His battered body in that cold stone tomb. Few remembered and no one believed that Jesus would rise from the grave on the third day.
   He knew it, believed it, and willingly laid down His life in full confidence that His Father was able and committed to raise Him from death. The Bible says the Spirit of God entered His dead body and raised Him from death (see Romans 8:11).
   
WE ALL FEAR DEATH
   
   The Resurrection is important because we all fear death. We work hard to mask it, reframe it, or pretend otherwise. Yet death is a hot topic in our culture. It dominates our television dramas, novels, TV and Internet news, and blog sites. We watch and read about death by war, disease, murder, and natural disaster—as told by victims, survivors, crime-scene investigators, and the mourners left behind. We are fascinated by death. We just don’t want it to visit our house.
   A dark fear lurks inside the human heart, framed in the burning question: “What will happen to me when I die?”
   I have good news on this topic! God broke the power of death on the third day when He raised Jesus from the grave! He stripped Satan of the power he had gained through Adam’s sin. And that was when Jesus, fresh from His resurrection, said, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth” (Matthew 28:18, NASB).
   Jesus regained what Adam had lost. He paid the ultimate price—His life—to purchase eternal life for you and me. His resurrection from the dead declared He was the only Son of God. He is alive forevermore!
   Now do you see why the Resurrection is so important?
   That same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead can come to live inside of you! You can be transformed and born again from the inside out. The old you will pass away, and you will be a new creation in Christ Jesus (see 2 Corinthians 5:17).
   This is how you become a child of God! And this is why the fear of death should have no power over you! With Christ as your Savior, when your body is finally laid to rest, your spirit—the real you—will slip out of your body and remain alive forever with God.
   If you put your hand in a glove, that glove moves when you move. Once you pull your hand out of the glove, it lies motionless and empty. Your hand represents your “spirit man,” and your body is your “earth glove.” When the earth glove wears out, the same power that raised Christ from the dead also removes your spirit man from the empty body—and your life continues.
   That is the power of the Resurrection! Now you can live without the fear of death and fully enjoy life! Because He lives, you can live—with joy, peace, and right standing with God. Fear will release its grip on your life.
   “O Death, where is your sting? O Hades, where is your victory?… But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Corinthians 15:55, 57).
   During His stay on earth, Jesus showed that He had power over death. The report of one incident reveals His love and compassion toward those dealing with the painful reality of death:
    
And behold, there came a man named Jairus, and he was a ruler of the synagogue. And he fell down at Jesus’ feet and begged Him to come to his house, for he had an only daughter about twelve years of age, and she was dying.
   But as He went, the multitudes thronged Him.…
   While He was still speaking, someone came from the ruler of the synagogue’s house, saying to him, “Your daughter is dead. Do not trouble the Teacher.”
   But when Jesus heard it, He answered him, saying, “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be made well.” When He came into the house, He permited no one to go in except Peter, James, and John, and the father and mother of the girl. Now all wept and mourned for her; but He said,“Do not weep; she is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed Him, knowing that she was dead.
   But He put them all outside, took her by the hand and called, saying, “Little girl, arise.” Then her spirit returned, and she arose immediately. (Luke 8:41–42, 49–55)

But the power Jesus displayed over death did not disappear when He ascended to heaven. Just ask Heather.

Clinically Dead, Supernaturally Raised!
 
THE  HEATHER  ROSS  STORY

The family doctor thought he had a simple case with an obvious treatment when seventeen-year-old Heather came to his office.

    Heather’s mother had brought her in the moment she realized Heather’s symptoms were worse than usual. The doctor decided she had strep throat. “The doctor prescribed penicillin—even though everyone else in my family was very allergic to it. I told him I’d never taken the antibiotic before, but he wasn’t worried about it.”
   The doctor wasn’t worried, so Heather didn’t worry either. Once she took the penicillin, things took a sudden turn…“I got really ill and laid down. When I woke up, I felt like I needed to vomit so I started to get up, but I could barely stand.
   “When I started down the hall to the bathroom (about twenty feet), I was so unsteady that my head was bouncing against both walls. I finally made it, but as I began to vomit I passed out and everything lodged into my throat while I was unconscious.”
   The normal flow of oxygen to Heather’s brain had been interrupted. She was dying minute by minute. She passed out around 11:30 that morning, after her mother had gone to work. Her mother returned from work just after 4:30 p.m. and discovered Heather sprawled on the floor. Five long hours had gone by.
   Panic hit because Heather was a type 1 diabetic. Her mother feared that Heather’s blood sugar levels had dropped to dangerous levels. When none of the usual procedures she did seemed to work, Heather’s mother called the paramedics.                                                  
   Once the doctors at the hospital completed their initial examination, they came out with some shocking news: Heather was clinically brain dead. (Her mother remembers the doctors saying,“She is a vegetable.”) No one knew at the time that Heather was much more aware of her surroundings than anyone suspected. Heather said, “I could hear people around me talking! I remember the nurse who told my aunt and uncle, ‘You know, she’s pretty much gone.’                                              
   “During that time, God asked me,  What are you doing for Me? What are you doing with your life? What is the purpose of your life? And I didn’t have any answers.             ...

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  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0307459322
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press (April 13, 2010)
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  • Language: English
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 360 Life May 22, 2010
Format:Kindle Edition
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Chapter 4, "The Power of Your Words" is worth the price of this book. While I was reviewing this book I was going through a time that I was a little discouraged or maybe a better way to state it is to say that I was weary, tired, and just in need of a new perspective. I went to dinner just before an important meeting and I took this book along. I was on chapter 4 and I was reminded that what God says is what we are to focus on and not on what the world around us would have us believe. In this chapter he speaks about the importance of the words that we say, they way that we think and the words that we share with others. There is power in our spoken words and there is ultimate power in speaking the Words of God. The author give the illustration of flying in a plane and he is in fog. The plane begins to travel fast toward the ground and his thought is, I'm going to crash and die. Then he remembers that he can fly the plane through following the "Instrument Panel." God's Word is our instrument panel, when the world says we can't, God says we can. When the world gets us down we need to read Gods Word to see what He has to say and that is truth we can follow.

This chapter was just what I needed for that moment and what we all need to pattern our lives after. However this book is full of great information on all of the following topics as well.

Overcoming Anxiety
Good Samaritan
Resurrection Life
The Power of Your Words
Courage in the Midst of Change
Hearing God's Voice
What God Thinks of You
Rising Above
Second Chances
Restoration
Giving Thanks
Pressing On
The Promise of Eternity

This book is well worth your time to read and soak in the truth.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Faithful Folios Review of 360 Life May 2, 2010
Format:Hardcover
Vertical Reach = 4

I had never heard of Bill Daugherty before reading this book. I found his transparency refreshing and interesting. I think it would have been nice to learn more about him before he went to glory. I'm glad he God commissioned him to write this before He called the author home.

Ministry Message = 4

To live life to the fullest, you have to look at it from all degrees. I love that message. I donate most of the books I receive for reviews, but this message is one that should be kept for reference.

Craft = 4

Bill Daugherty was a pastor and multi published author. His gift and skill shine through well in the way he compiles and lays out the message in this book.

Aesthetics = 4
I believe this book would appeal to its target demographic. Having never heard of Bill Daugherty I would not have picked the book up based on the cover. The internal layout is well set and I enjoyed the change in format and color for the inserts.

Dollar$ & $ense = 4

For someone looking for the missing link to living a full life based on God's word and someone who has lived through many things, this book is a great resource.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Book Any Reader Can Understand April 27, 2010
Format:Hardcover
Billy Joe Daugherty's new book, 360° Life (Ten Ways You Can Live More Richly, Deeply, Fully), promises to explore how ordinary people, caught in the midst of difficult, dark, and seemingly impossible situations experience life-altering events as a result of simple faith, and help the reader finally break free from fear, doubt, rejection, and other roadblocks.

After the opening chapter on Resurrection, the chapters focus on:
Overcoming Fear and Anxiety
You Can Make a Difference
The Power of Your Words
Courage During Change and Uncertainty
Hearing God's Voice
What God Thinks of You
Rising Above Your Circumstances
Second Chances
Restoration
Giving Thanks.

It is written in a style any reader can understand and identify with, and includes not only gripping illustrations from Daugherty's (and his wife's) story, but also real-life testimonies of people whose experience proves the authenticity of the author's claims.

While there were no great revelations or new discoveries for me, that may just be the strength of the book: it is solid, simple Gospel. And as I read, I sincerely sensed the working of God's Holy Spirit in me.

The story behind the story is also gripping: the book contains an epilogue, written by the author's wife and family, detailing the events that led to Billy Joe's passing from earth to heaven in November 2009.

The book can be purchased directly from [...]. It is available not only in hardcover and ebook editions, but in economical ten-packs, which make it ideal for sharing with people who don't yet know the love of God in Christ.

This book was provided for review by the publisher, Waterbrook Press.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 360° Life by Billy Joe Daugherty April 30, 2010
Format:Hardcover
360° Life is about overcoming obstacles to thrive in a second chance with God. Each page offers you a guide to the tools that God has already made available to you so that you can rise above your circumstances. Full of rich and beautiful testimonies, this book is a great encouragement to those of us who are at a crossroads.

I selected this book because I read that the author had recently passed away upon completing it. I was incredibly interested to see what his last words were. I wondered what the legacy of his words contained. I picked it up and saw that he was the pastor of a 17,000 member church, on TBN, and his foreward was by Dodie Osteen. I worried as to what I had gotten into. I must say, I was more than pleasantly surprised by the far reaching impact of this man's life and his exhortation to press on in dire circumstance.

I went on to do some more research and read Billy Joe's biography. I am amazed at what one man could accomplish when he submitted his life to Christ in prayer. I highly recommend reading more and checking out 360° Life.
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Published 3 months ago by Francis R Hilton
3.0 out of 5 stars shipping and book was in good condition
The shipping was fast and the book was in good condition! The book really didn't get read as it wasn't as interesting as i thought it would be.
Published on December 16, 2012 by dlv1156
3.0 out of 5 stars Ten ways...
Ok, this book. First, I was sorry to hear that Mr. Daughterty passed away before this book was published. I have to confess, I wasn't sure what I'd think of it. Read more
Published on June 5, 2010 by Chautona
3.0 out of 5 stars Bridget's Review
Billy Joe's book gives insight to help readers look at life from every angle as a Christian. The Bible written so long ago that it's sometimes hard to incorporate it into everyday... Read more
Published on April 30, 2010 by bridget3420
2.0 out of 5 stars 360 Degree Life..based on what?
"I've lived as if my life was not my own, as if I have been bought with a price. My goal is to touch as many lives with the love of Jesus as I can in my brief journey through this... Read more
Published on April 30, 2010 by Cynthia Bailey
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty good read
I wanted to not like this book. I know people in the 'name it/claim it" movement and I thought perhaps Brother Daugherty was that way also...

I was WRONG. Read more
Published on April 30, 2010 by C. Miller
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the Whole Pie
Billy Joe Daugherty was a much beloved pastor in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He was known for his Bible Institutes, his work at Oral Roberts University, and the charity ministries his church... Read more
Published on April 30, 2010 by Chad Estes
3.0 out of 5 stars 360 Degree Life
When I saw that this book was available for review, I jumped on it. The author's name was familiar but I couldn't place who he was. Read more
Published on April 29, 2010 by Cassandra Land
3.0 out of 5 stars Good basic book of encouragement
This book is like Christianity 101. It's filled with scriptures and
personal stories of testimony. Choosing a section at a time works well... Read more
Published on April 29, 2010 by P. Hartzler
5.0 out of 5 stars 360 DEGREES LIFE
I Love THIS BOOK 360DEGREES LIFE OF PASTOR BILLY JOE. I GAVE IT TO MY FIANCEE AS a GIFT.IT HELPS HIM FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH.
Published on April 28, 2010 by Annabelle Cabellon
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