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Extended Audio Sample The 4:8 Principle: The Secret to a Joy-Filled Life (Unabridged), by Tommy Newberry
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (227 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Tommy Newberry Narrator: Tommy Newberry Publisher: Success For Life Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2011 ISBN:
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In the audio version of this New York Times best seller, Tommy Newberry takes a single biblical principle and teaches us how one simple truth can magnify the joy we experience in our marriage, with our parenting, and in our life as a whole.

Unfortunately, we live in a society bent on nursing old wounds and highlighting what is wrong with just about everything. As a result, we have grown accustomed to viewing the world, our lives, and ourselves through a lens of negativity, and that negativity stands in direct contrast to the passionate, purpose-filled people God wants us to be.

This is where The 4:8 Principle grabs our attention. First, the author skillfully persuades us to acknowledge the link between the thoughts we choose to think and the joy we experience. Next, he shows us how we can grow our potential for joy by refusing to dwell upon the problems and pressures that are enduring and inevitable. Finally, he challenges us to pay the price of joy by becoming extraordinarily picky about what we read, watch, and listen to on a consistent basis.

The strength of the book, though, is in Newberry's ability to clearly explain how to put this principle into daily practice through a series of quick, easy, and even fun adjustments. The 4:8 Principle is loaded with specific suggestions and helpful advice for going beyond the ordinary and experiencing life as it was meant to be.

Here are the nine lessons:

  • Introduction: Thinking Like God Thinks and Session One: Life as It Was Meant to Be
  • Session Two: A New Beginning
  • Session Three: Wow, That's Me!
  • Session Four: Your Potential for Joy
  • Session Five: You Make Me So Mad
  • Session Six: Head Games
  • Session Seven: Your Personal Firewall
  • Session Eight: Junk-Proof Your Mind
  • Session Nine: Thanks for Everything

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 2/20/2014

    " Build your mental muscle. That's the main thing I took away from this book, that being joyful has to be intentional and takes practice. It's a simple book but it has practical applications that work. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew Carretto | 2/7/2014

    " Good takeaways, but this book was very repetitive. Good but not one that I would recommend to a lot of other people. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margie Ann | 1/27/2014

    " A must read! = ) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chad | 1/26/2014

    " It starts off a bit slow, but once you get past the first couple of chapters it becomes very insightful and full of practical advise and mental thoughts to help you live a joy filled life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacey Bailey | 1/25/2014

    " Good book. Positive thinking leads to a much more positive life. Using Phillipians 4:8 as a basis for being positive is a very good way to approach things. Recommend this to anyone looking for enlightened way to look at how they can effectuate a positive lifestyle. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura Peace | 1/10/2014

    " I can save you a lot of time and sum up this book in one short sentence. Joy is a choice. There. Now you don't have to read the book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dolly | 1/7/2014

    " This repackaging of age-old principles would have been better with more anecdotes about the struggles of real people. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 1/6/2014

    " I sometimes glazed over the super-religious parts ... but I really liked the overall concepts. It has some good tips for looking at things differently and how to change your outlook on things. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 12/25/2013

    " I chose this as my summer personal study. I took a lot away from it and it did change my perspective on how I view difficulties. There were some dry parts but I would recommend it as a good book for personal study and growth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathi | 12/15/2013

    " Simple and wonderfully written, a must read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark Bolle | 12/15/2013

    " Great self-help book about using your faith to better yourself. I highly recommend it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chuck | 11/20/2013

    " I really enjoyed this. My grandfather used to tell me, "what gets your attention, gets you." This is the study of that truth. Building on the Philippians 4:8 passage that encourages us to think on the right things, the author helps us take control of our thoughts. Inspirational and informational. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christi | 8/19/2013

    " This is a great book about finding joy in your every day life by using these simple principles. Great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanya | 6/3/2013

    " This is a wonderful book!! I highly recommend it! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 4/24/2013

    " This is a great book about finding joy in your every day life by using simple principles. I have read this book a couple times and still find new things to change and learn about every time i read it....It's defiantly a book to pass on!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy Austin | 4/20/2013

    " Keep reading past the self-help-y feel at the beginning...the concepts and ideas are really valuable. This is one I'd like to re-read in a few months. Would be a great book for discussion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kara | 3/31/2013

    " great book to elevate your thought processes and help you change your mental outlook "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stacey | 3/3/2013

    " Cherry cough syrup. Gotta take this medicine when I need it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina Herald | 11/7/2012

    " Dead on about how we allow our thoughts to take us in the wrong direction if we don't focus on them and focus on the 4:8 principle. Another great book to parter with a journal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharilee | 10/2/2012

    " This book has some very powerful examples that have literally changed my life regarding the way I view things, particularly when challeneges arise. The 4:8 principle is based on Phillipians 4:8 . . . anything that is virtuous, lovely . . . think on these things. In other words-- THOUGHTS matter! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marty | 4/7/2012

    " A very good read. "What you think of me is none of my business". I love it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charlie | 2/16/2012

    " A little to prescriptive for my taste. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tami | 1/14/2012

    " only read 2 chapters and am hooked! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scott | 11/24/2011

    " Great book using Phillipians 4:8 as a guide for life!! Read it at give it away. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 7/22/2011

    " Keep reading past the self-help-y feel at the beginning...the concepts and ideas are really valuable. This is one I'd like to re-read in a few months. Would be a great book for discussion. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 6/9/2011

    " Build your mental muscle. That's the main thing I took away from this book, that being joyful has to be intentional and takes practice. It's a simple book but it has practical applications that work. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gina | 4/19/2011

    " Dead on about how we allow our thoughts to take us in the wrong direction if we don't focus on them and focus on the 4:8 principle. Another great book to parter with a journal. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenni | 4/16/2011

    " A God-based book on the Law of Attraction. Loved it! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 7/11/2010

    " I chose this as my summer personal study. I took a lot away from it and it did change my perspective on how I view difficulties. There were some dry parts but I would recommend it as a good book for personal study and growth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mark | 3/20/2010

    " Great self-help book about using your faith to better yourself. I highly recommend it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andrew | 3/21/2009

    " Good takeaways, but this book was very repetitive. Good but not one that I would recommend to a lot of other people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dolly | 3/17/2009

    "
    This repackaging of age-old principles would have been better with more anecdotes about the struggles of real people.

    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Victoria | 12/11/2008

    " This book really speaks to how to face adversity and work to face life with a positive outlook. Effective reminders that help day to day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chad | 9/19/2008

    " It starts off a bit slow, but once you get past the first couple of chapters it becomes very insightful and full of practical advise and mental thoughts to help you live a joy filled life. "

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