Let go of the things that hold you back

28 Dec

moving-forwardBook Review: Moving Forward: Overcoming the Habits, Hangups, and Mishaps that Hold You Back, by John Siebeling

Many of us move into the new year like a traveler with an overloaded car or suitcase. We want to move forward and make changes but we are carrying way too baggage. John Siebeling has written a helpful book for those who want to lighten their load.

Moving Forward: Overcoming the Habits, Hangups, and Mishaps that Hold You Back is designed to help the reader develop an uncluttered heart and focused mind in order to embrace the fullness of what God has called each one to be and to do. With an uncluttered heart, we can obey God’s commands, live by God’s direction and counsel, and carry out the purpose attached to our lives.

The author tackles 10 areas where change is needed: (1) taking responsibility rather than blaming others; (2) not letting emotions control your life; (3) gaining victory over worry; (4) controlling what you think about; (5) getting rid of bad habits and starting new ones; (6) getting rid of anger; (7) learning to forgive; (8) developing a stronger faith and working at it; (9) gaining financial freedom; and (10) learning to be patient.

The author combines biblical principles, personal examples and illustrations, quotes from business leaders, research studies, as well as practical exercises. While the book is easy to read, it would help if one slowed down and processed each chapter so as to put it into practice.

Disclosure: I received this book free from Baker Books through the Baker Books Bloggers program. The opinions I have expressed are my own, and I was not required to write a positive review.

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Posted by on December 28, 2016 in Books, Personal growth, Scripture


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