Bookfest Friday

This book got its start when the author, Tommy Newberry, simply started passing it out to his friends and family. Soon people were recommending it to others and passing it along to their friends. It gained popularity. The book got picked up by Barnes and Noble. Now, The 4:8 Principle is a New York Times Bestseller. (Love that.)

The premise of the book addresses the importance of our thought life and how ultimately, it leads to our success—or failure. Newberry states that research indicates the average person thinks approximately 50,000 thoughts per day. Each thought moves us either toward our

God-given potential or away from it. The book discusses how a joy-filled life can be found when we direct our thoughts to those characteristics found in the Bible verse of Philippians 4:8 where it reads:

“Finally, bretheren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy—meditate on these things.”

Our thoughts do affect us. Our thoughts affect us at our jobs, with our families, with our friends and neighbors. Everyday we are building ourselves up with our thoughts or breaking ourselves down— and others as well.

I don’t know of a single person who can’t be helped by a healthy reminder that our thoughts are absolutely influencing us on a daily basis. And, Newberry also tells you ways to change your thoughts if you don’t like what you’re thinking. Get the book. You’ll love it and benefit from the words inside.

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