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Hope! It’s a powerful thing, But, do you know HOW powerful it really is? I read The Hop Quotient by Ray Johnston while on our family vacation last week. It was so nice to relax by the pool and enjoy this uplifting book. There were a few things that really jumped off the pages and into my heart! Here are my thoughts on this christian book.
Synopsis: Using seven years of research, powerful biblical illustrations, and compelling human-interest stories, Ray Johnston explains how these seven essential factors will support, sustain, and strengthen your hope. And when consciously built into your life, how they will unleash hope in your marriage, your kids, your career, your church, your community, and the world.
Here are the 7 factors that he features:
Factor 1: Recharge Your Batteries Nobody does well running on empty.
Factor 2: Raise Your Expectations You don’t get what you deserve; you get what you expect.
Factor 3: Refocus on the Future It’s time to throw away your rearview mirror. No one goes forward well when they are looking back.
Factor 4: Play to Your Strengths Be yourself; everyone else is taken.
Factor 5: Refuse to Go It Alone Never underestimate the power of support. Even the Lone Ranger had Tonto.
Factor 6: Replace Burnout with Balance Burning the candle at both ends isn’t as bright as you think.
Factor 7: Play Great Defense Avoid these five toxic hope killers that can threaten your future.
Johnston spoke about how hope does not fail or disappoint. Our emotions change, but hope stays constant. He tells a story of an amazing man who has been through hell. The worst things you can imagine, happened to him. BUT God and HOPE allow him to have the happy heart he has today.
The manner that he wrote the book, made this an easy read.
I like that he focuses on things that I do not hear everyday. He has a fresh look at hope. I finished the book with a renewed sense of self and hope. Knowing how powerful HOPE can be, I know that I am in battle with the most powerful weapon I can have! HOPE!
Get your copy of The Hope Quotient: Measure It. Raise It. You’ll Never Be the Same on Amazon or Thomas Nelson.
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