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Fully Alive: Lighten Up and Live - a Journey That Will Change Your Life
     

Fully Alive: Lighten Up and Live - a Journey That Will Change Your Life

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by Ken Davis
 

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“The glory of God is man fully alive.”
- St Irenaeus

That’s exactly how you were wired to live. Yet sadness, depression, and feelings of apathy and helplessness often characterize your life. You survive but not thrive. This book is a treasure map that leads from monotony to adventure, from boring mediocrity to thrilling risk

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“The glory of God is man fully alive.”
- St Irenaeus

That’s exactly how you were wired to live. Yet sadness, depression, and feelings of apathy and helplessness often characterize your life. You survive but not thrive. This book is a treasure map that leads from monotony to adventure, from boring mediocrity to thrilling risk. Here are detailed directions to take hold of the power to live the kind of life you were created for and your soul longs for.

Fully Alive uncovers signs of life that lead to physical, mental, social, and spiritual empowerment in Christ.

• Discover the adventure hiding in the middle of the mundane.

• Exchange the pain of unmet expectations for the joy of living with expectancy.

• Get unstuck and take the first step that leads to a new body, mind, and spirit.

• Kick guilt to the curb and experience real freedom.

• Drive a stake into the heart of your everyday fears and dare to live again.

• Tap into a power that will protect you whether you’re crawling through the valley or standing on the mountaintop.

Henry David Thoreau is credited with saying, “Most men live lives of quiet desperation.” Not you! Not today! Not ever!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785238270
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
08/26/2012
Edition description:
Internatio

Meet the Author

Ken Davis, best-selling author and frequent radio and television guest, is a sought-after speaker. As president of Dynamic Communications International, he teaches speaking skills to ministry professionals and corporate executives. Ken’s daily radio show,Lighten Up!, is heard on more than 1,500 stations in the United States and around the world. He and his wife, Diane, live in Tennessee and have two daughters and six grandchildren.

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Fully Alive: Lighten Up and Live - A Journey that Will Change Your LIfe 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
ScottW1 More than 1 year ago
I had heard about Ken Davis and Fully Alive on a podcast. This is a must read. It is life changing for all areas of your life; spirit, soul and body. Ken Davis has done a marvelous job with this book. We think that we are live until we get a wake-up call that lets us know that we are not. With the help of Ken’s life stories, we can avoid these wake-up call moments. Use this book as a guide for living, for living your life to the absolute fullest. Ken is both funny and serious at the same time, if that is even possible. You laugh, but at the same time you realize that you needed to hear what he had to say. This is a book that you will want to give to your friends as encouragement to them to start living their life fully alive.
gccbookworm More than 1 year ago
Today is the Day! Reading "Fully Alive" was like being in the audience and listening to Ken Davis perform. Once I started the book I could not put it down. The information in the book is right on target for people wanting to make a change in their lives-for better health, for better mental health, for a better relationship with God. If you are looking for a book to help you get started on the right foot for the new year then this is the one. As Ken so eloquently says, "If you want to live fully alive, now is the time to take action, and you are the only one who can do it." So what's stopping you?
mahez007 More than 1 year ago
‘Fully Alive’ is from the comedian Ken Davis. But, this book is not to be taken as a time pass material. It contains great insights and practical tips on how to change things for better in our life. Though there are several books in this genre already, this book is unique in the way Ken offers his advice. I found much of the suggestions implementable in my real life.  ‘Fully Alive’ was a great read for me to finish this year. It had given me the necessary boost to introspect and reflect upon myself. It would inspire the audience to get fit in all walks of life. Any reader would be kindled to challenge himself / herself as they read through the chapters. The book will encourage the readers to get out of their comfort zones.  One sample quote from the book which struck the chord with me: “If you look carefully, you will find people all around you who show few signs of life. They haven’t flatlined yet, but they stopped singing long ago. Rarely do their hearts race in excitement over the possibilities held by a new day. They lurch through the darkness like zombies, clinging to memories of what life used to be. But deep inside they long to live again.” And, in return, Ken himself provides the solution to this: “In this upside-down world you have only two options. You can choose to stand helplessly, waiting for somebody else to take care of you, or you can analyze the situation and do something yourself.” I would recommend anyone longing to live fully to pick up a copy and read it. I am confident you will not regret doing so. I would give this one five out of five stars. Please note that I received this book from Thomas Nelson through their book review program in exchange for an honest review. Also be informed that the opinions I have expressed are my own. I was not required to write a positive review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hey guys! I don’t know if yall knew or not, but one of my favourite Bible verses is John 10:10b: “I have come so that you may have life to live to the fullest.” (That may be a little paraphrased, but it’s the same general feeling.) Anyway, the new book I’ve gotten from booksneeze talks about that very verse.  “Fully Alive” by Ken Davis was an interesting read. It pulled me in quickly and Davis has a unique ability weave together personal stories and theological truths. He has a quirky sense of humour that I love and his truths were practical. “Fully Alive” is about living life to the fullest (pretty obvious, considering the title) the way God wants. I loved it. I’ve noticed a huge influx of books similar to this one. People aren’t satisfied with the Sunday-to-Sunday salvation. This book offers a way to live your faith day by day. It’s wonderful. Five out of five stars. Note: This book was given to me free of charge by the publisher through the Thomas Nelson Booksneeze Blogger programme in exchange for an honest review. I was not forced to write a positive review. This review is completely, 100% my true opinion. 
talp13 More than 1 year ago
I saw Ken Davis in person...if you can, see him! This book changed my life...made me realize how much I've missed. But TODAY is another day--start living! You must read this book if you want to live the way we were meant to live!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cover to cover, filled with great advice, ideas and humor.
RamblingMother More than 1 year ago
In full disclosure: I received this book for free to reveiw back in August 2012. All opinions are 100% my own. Ken Davis is a very funny man. I truly enjoy hearing him speak. That was why I thought I would enjoy this book. Let me just say that he is much funnier to hear speak than to read. The inflections he uses in his speaking is much easier to see when he is joking or trying to be funny than on a written page. The jist of the book is his dramatic life changing experience of seeing himself in a photo at the beach and realizing how his weight and lack of exercise were keeping him from fully enjoying his life. He started on a diet and exercise program that has truly made a difference for him. He now can see himself enjoying a much healthier and longer life with his family, particularly his precious grandchildren. He also recounts a story about camping with his wife and granddaughters when one of the little girls is lost. It is truly every parent/grandparent's nightmare. Not to spoil it but she was found safe but not until exhaustive searches were conducted and quite a bit of hope seemed to be lost. He retells of his desparate prayer to God to just let him take her place, and how she was found but he did not know that when he prayed. He later recounts a low point in his life with depression and how God brought him through even giving him the sign he requested. Sometimes it just helps to see something specifically asked for to validate God's movement and action in our lives; even though we know He does move on our behalf. Sometimes because of our circumstances we are shortsighted and cannot see God's hand and He is gracious to sometimes honor our request as He honored Gideon's request. This is Ken Davis' personal journey through discovery of God's purpose for him with encouragement to us to find out how to live in Christ and be Fully Alive.
EKParsons More than 1 year ago
We all go through those “I’m comfortable where I am” times in our lives.  Or, we aren’t happy where we are but believe “This is where I am and where I have to be and there’s nothing I can do about it.”  Ken Davis’ book “Fully Alive” encourages and inspires us to stop living the lie that we can’t do anything about where we are and challenges us to get up, get moving and do something more with our lives.  Ken’s message applies to all of us – whether we’re successful business people, public servants, or retired.  We all have a purpose and it’s time to start living it!  A book worth reading – over and over again!  -Eileen K Parsons, author of "The First Rose of Summer."
Kellie4 More than 1 year ago
Fully Alive: A Journey That Will Change Your Life, by Ken Davis was not exactly what I had expected. It was written like a “self-help” book and this is not what I was preparing to read. The author, Ken Davis, even said at the beginning of the book, “This is not a self-help book,” which for some it probably wasn’t. I really wanted to skip over the chapters about exercising and eating right in order to be “fully alive”, because I am a fitness instructor and found this part to be dry. However, when I look at it from other perspectives, I can see the benefits of writing chapters like this. The overall theme of the book, Living Fully Alive is a great one. Ken Davis talked about if you are not living Fully Alive, you are living Fully Dead. This can be an eye opener for anyone, no matter where you are in life. I read someone else’s review before choosing this book, and they mentioned that this book was funny. I did not see much humor in this book, but to each their own. As mentioned, this book was not what I was expecting, but the overall message of living your life Fully Alive was a powerful one. Thank you Booksneeze for the opportunity to read this book.
GimpyRoger More than 1 year ago
Fully Alive by Ken Davis is not a book that you can buy and the promise to read tomorrow. It is a book that you need to read right away. The book will make you laugh, cry, and give you incentive to begin to Live your life to its fullest. Ken tells stories of how he went from merely having a heartbeat and a respiration to being fully alive. He tells stories of real, living, people. Who, even though their life is full of adversity, decided to live a life that is filled with awe and wonderment. He tells us how living fully alive consists of more than sit and wait for God to send you that really big world, based on mam’s limited vision, changing project. Living fully alive means starting within ourselves to maintain/ improve our physical health, emotional health and our spiritual health so that we may honor him in all his glory and that we may live the life he has created us to live.
Sister-P More than 1 year ago
Have you felt depressed or unmotivated lately? Have you been thinking about getting back in shape and think it's impossible? Do you feel old and listless? Are you just going through the motions in life? Have you thought, is this all there is? If you answered 'yes' to any of the above questions, I strongly urge you to get this book. Fully Alive will challenge, convict, inspire and invigorate you to make positive changes your life. Have you felt depressed or unmotivated lately? Have you been thinking about getting back in shape, but think it's impossible? Do you feel old and listless? Are you just going through the motions in life? Have you thought, is this all there is? If you answered 'yes' to any of the above questions, I strongly urge you to get this book. Fully Alive will challenge, convict, inspire and invigorate you to make positive changes your life. After reading this book, I realize I seriously have no excuse. Ken Davis shows you how its done. You get the sense that if he can do it, you can do it. Ken Davis touches on various subjects, such as exercise, diet and faith. He writes from a holistic standpoint and leaves nothing out. Fully Alive will inspire, encourage and enrich your life. I highly recommend this motivating book to everyone. In conclusion, I want to thank Daniel Decker and Thomas Nelson for allowing me the opportunity to read and review a complimentary copy of this book.
ntp77 More than 1 year ago
If you like Andy Andrews then you will like Ken Davis. I have to admit I have not heard of Ken Davis, I happen to see on Facebook Andy Andrews recommend Ken Davis new book Fully Alive. If Andy was recommending it then it has to be good. And I was right. Ken Davis talks about how he himself was just living life, but not really living life. I like this part in the book when Ken says “ Shouldn’t we feel some of the excitement that comes from jumping off a fifty-foot cliff into the water when we jump out of bed to live as God intended.” This book will make you laugh, cry and just feel good after you read it. Much like Andy Andrews, Ken has lived life and has found what has worked for him. He found God and he lives his life as God intended for him to live. This is a great book I highly recommend this book and hope that you enjoy it as much as I have. Thanks to Thomas Nelson Publishing for my free copy. This review is mine and I was not told that I had to give a positive review to received this copy.