• The 4:8 Principle

  • The Secret to a Joy-Filled Life
  • By: Tommy Newberry
  • Narrated by: Tommy Newberry
  • Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (324 ratings)

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By: Tommy Newberry
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Publisher's Summary

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

©2007 Tommy Newberry (P)2008 Tommy Newberry

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Keeps me positive!

Tommy Newberry has the most wonderful way of reminding me about what is most important in life! The 4:8 Principle puts it in front of me every day, as I listen on the way to work. The biblical passage upon which this book is based was my university's credo, but Tommy brings it to life in a way that I can live out on a daily basis. He really gets it right. I will recommend this book to my co-workers, church friends and family members, and I will continue to listen regularly, because I can never hear this message too many times.

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Outstanding message ....

This is an outstanding book about how we can renew our minds by changing the way we think, and how doing so can change our entire outlook, path, and life. Highly recommend this book to anyone who wants to achieve more hope, freedom, and joy in their lives. Putting the 4:8 principle into action can truly make a difference for anyone and everyone.

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Insightful and Practical

I loved the insights and Practical applications so much that I purchase the book. This book is an incredible guide to pursuing a life full of joy

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Stop reading my review and go get the book now and listen every waking moment you have free.

Stop reading this review, and go buy the book and start listening every waking moment you have. This book has changed my life forever. I’m starting it through for the second time starting tomorrow. Thank you Tommy… I praise God for you. Your gift has unlocked so much in me and subsequently in my family and for generations to come. I just turned 30 last week and this book has ushered me into this new decade… I’ve never been more excited in my whole life. Here’s to 30! Here’s to a LIFE OF JOY!

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Joy is so much more than this author sells

I wouldn’t read it if someone didn’t ask me to. This is one of those books that takes Word of God and spins it into a cheap, pop psychology to benefit our flesh. I am not sure if I would recommend it to anyone.

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Uplifting

Great book to help you refocus on the good things in your life. Everyone has good things in their lives!

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Great book!

I love listening to sports psychologists to learn about the mental game required for success. Most do not approach the topic from a Biblical viewpoint. Tommy does and his book is excellent.

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Training your thoughts

We all need help taking our thoughts captive and training our mind in a way of gratitude. Instead of scrolling put on your headphones and be blessed by this book.

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This is one of those books I think I would get more out of with a hard copy to sit and reflect on it than to just listen to it. Overall great information though

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WOW, really made me see my actions different.

loved it, enjoyed this book while driving home. children heard bits of it and liked it too.

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Unpleasant to listen

I listened to the first half hour of the audiobook and the number of times that the phrase "God" is mentioned made me think that I'm listening to the bible. For someone who's not a Christian this book will be likely hard to listen.