Book Review: Think 4:8 by Tommy Newberry with Lyn Smith

Philippians 4:8 says, "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things." (NIV) Today on April 8th, my son and I just finished reading Think 4:8 together. We used this 40-day devotional to get our homeschool mornings off to a positive start.

Think 4:8 is sub-titled: 40 Days to a Joy-Filled Life For Teens. My son is 12 so in the tweenage years, but most if it fit his life just fine. We both benefited from how the book turned our thoughts in a positive direction each day. Each day's reading begins with a Bible verse, followed by a reading on the day's topic. At the end of the reading are a few activities to do: "Work it," which offers ways to put the reading into action; "Talk it," which offers some guidance in talking more about the daily topic; "Stick It," which offers a short phrase to write on a post-it note as a reminder throughout the day; and finally, "Pray It," which is a short prayer to end each chapter. We found it all helpful although since we were using the book together, we often expanded on the daily prayer.

We needed a positive start to our homeschool day and this book fit the bill well. I would recommend it to anyone with teenagers, or close in age. It would also be great for an individual devotional for a teen. It could be a good gift for someone needed some encouragement. I highly recommend it. I also recommend Tommy Newberry's book, "The 4:8 Principle," to anyone wanted to change their life in a more positive direction.
I received this book at no charge from Lyn Smith as a prize from her Facebook party. I was not required to write a positive review.


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