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5.0 out of 5 stars Transform your thought life & don't let it cripple you anymore!, October 10, 2012
This review is from: 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life: Living the 4:8 Principle (Paperback)
I have a history of being victimized and crippled by my own negative thoughts. Over-thinking and allowing damaging self-talk affects how we live and the quality of life. God knew this when He told us to take every thought captive, to renew our minds, and be thankful in all things. But practicing thought control has not been an easy task for me, so I was attracted to this book.

The cute happy face on the cover of the book might give the notion that this is a fluffy positive-thinking book with little depth, but it's not! The book is a companion to The 4:8 Principle, which I read a couple years ago, but either one can certainly stand alone. Basically, Newberry breaks down the same ideas in The 4:8 Principle into 40 short chapters of easily digestible chunks to help you absorb and exercise the concept of 4:8 thinking (based on Philippians 4:8 - Whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, praiseworthy, think on these things).

While this book is biblically based, it is not filled with Scriptures and the name of Jesus is not prolific, so I wouldn't substitute it for another devotional. (Interestingly, The 4:8 Principle is more explicit in its Christian-ness.) I read the book in a few days from cover to cover, but now I want to assimilate the principles into my life, so I am currently reading it again and working through the exercises over the next 40 days. This book is a constructive tool to use in transforming your thought life. I am hoping that being a 4:8 thinker will become a more natural habit in my life as a result of the Holy Spirit working in me through this book.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.
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