Fix your thoughts on what is true and good and right. Think about things that are pure and lovely, and dwell on the fine, good things in others. Think about all you can praise God for and be glad about – Philippians 4:8
Newberry offers another book focused on thinking positive, uplifting thoughts to change reader’s lives. This book has a similar format to Newberry’s previous book – 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life: Living the 4:8 Principle, but with a twist. This one is geared towards teens. Some of the topics covered in this book are the Joy of Appreciation, the Joy of Words, the Joy of Daily Solitude, and the Joy of Owning It.
I recently read Newberry for the first time and fell in love with his writing style and his simple, yet effective way of communicating his ideas. He writes in an engaging, easy to understand and apply manner, with interesting stories and ideas.
In this book, I love the Work It sections. They are brief enough that teens are able to commit to completing them daily – to reap the rewards of consistent study and implementation. However, although they do not take too long to complete, they are relevant to the lives of teens today and issues that they struggle with. Teens today are faced with pressures that parents might not be equipped to understand, and this book might provide some support to teens.
I think this is a great book that could greatly benefit teens. Each day is a quick read and I think teens could easily commit to completing all the readings in 40 days. I enjoyed reading through it.
As far as my recommendations for this book, I highly recommend it. However, I would recommend that teens work through this book alongside parents working through 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life: Living the 4:8 Principle. Purchase both books and reap the rewards of a joy-filled life and a closer relationship.
One additional note, because of the writing component of this book, I recommend that readers purchase the print version of this book as opposed to an ebook. That way you can write directly in the book to complete the exercises.
I received a copy of this book from Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
- 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life by Tommy Newberry (lucky4jill.wordpress.com)