Choosing the Extraordinary Life: God's 7 Secrets for Success and Significance

Choosing the Extraordinary Life: God's 7 Secrets for Success and Significance

by Dr. Robert Jeffress

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Overview

Dr. Robert Jeffress is senior pastor of the thirteen-thousand-member First Baptist Church, Dallas, Texas, and is a Fox News contributor. His daily radio program, Pathway to Victory, is heard on more than 930 stations nationwide, and his weekly television program is seen on thousands of cable systems and stations in the United States and in 195 countries around the world. Known for his bold, biblical stands on cultural issues, Jeffress has made more than two thousand guest appearances on various radio and TV programs and regularly appears on major mainstream media outlets such as Fox News channel's Fox & Friends, Hannity, Lou Dobbs Tonight, Varney and Co., and Judge Jeanine; ABC's Good Morning America; and HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher. He is the author of over twenty books, including Not All Roads Lead to Heaven and A Place Called Heaven, and lives in Dallas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801075384
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/04/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 282,709
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Dr. Robert Jeffress is senior pastor of the 13,000-member First Baptist Church in Dallas, Texas, and is a Fox News contributor. His daily radio program, Pathway to Victory, is heard on more than 900 stations nationwide, and his weekly television program is seen on thousands of cable systems and stations in the United States and in 195 countries around the world. Known for his bold, biblical stands on cultural issues, Jeffress has been interviewed on more than 2,000 radio and TV programs, including Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, Fox & Friends, MSNBC, CNN, Real Time with Bill Maher, and Hardball with Chris Matthews. He is the author of Not All Roads Lead to Heaven and A Place Called Heaven and lives in Dallas.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

An Ordinary Person in Extraordinary Times 13

Secret #1 Discover Your Unique Purpose 31

Secret #2 Determine to Influence Your Culture 57

Secret #3 Wait On God's Timing 85

Secret #4 Burn the Ships 113

Secret #5 Unleash the Power of Prayer 139

Secret #6 Learn How to Handle Bad Days 165

Secret #7 Live Life with the End in View 193

A Final Thought 221

Notes 223

About the Author 229

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Choosing the Extraordinary Life: God's 7 Secrets for Success and Significance 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Who doesn’t want to live an extraordinary life? The author highlights that too often many of us settle for a lackluster life even though we long to discover the overarching purpose for our lives.The problem is we aren’t too sure how to discover our purpose. The author uses a combination of biblical stories, current events and as well as experiences from his life and ministry to illustrate his ideas. Using the biblical story of Elijah as a backdrop, Dr. Robert Jeffress walks us through how we can go about living a truly extraordinary life. While I have heard the story of Elijah quite a few times the author managed to bring another angle to the story which I hadn’t thought about before. He uses the story of Elijah to help draw a parallel to help the reader discover the divine purpose that God has for your life while navigating through periods of waiting and really bad days to ultimately living out God’s purpose for your life. Throughout the book he dissects seven secrets. While I wouldn’t necessarily call them secrets, the author shares with us seven steps towards transforming your life from ordinary to extraordinary. These seven steps are: Secret 1: Discover Your Unique Purpose Secret 2: Determine to Influence Your Culture Secret 3: Wait on God’s Timing Secret 4: Burn the Ships Secret 5: Unleash the Power of Prayer Secret 6: Learn How to Handle Bad Days Secret 7: Live Life With the End in View In discovering your unique purpose, the author teaches us that the beginning point for identifying our purpose should be grounded in saturating our minds with the commands of God. By spending time with God, you will gain a clear picture of what he expects of us. 1 Corinthians 10:31 reminds us that in whatever we do we should do it to the honor and glory of God. The author also provides actionable steps on how we can get a clearer understanding of our gifts. I particularly enjoyed chapter three as it was a friendly reminder that sometimes God takes us through a waiting period to teach us something. It might not be clear while we are going through it but often when we look back we can truly say, yes God knew what he was doing. We might question God’s rational but rather than question we should trust that the same God who led you to the point where you are currently at, will lead you away from there when he is ready. While I like the concept of the book and it had stories that helped to make the concepts easier to understand, a bit more in-depth details on how he found his overarching purpose would have been a welcomed addition.
summer_no9 More than 1 year ago
This book was very inspiring, motivating and compelling to read with also an challenging us to understand why God placed us on earth as Wells did and as Elijah did to rescue people. Our world and culture is decaying by fire and many will lose their souls by following false gods who offer no hope no escape, Jesus Christ is the only Way of escape from this world in to the next world and he will give us a mission to point as many people to Him as possible. The secret to an extraordinary life is to understand God’s purpose for our lives and then living it, like Elijah. Everyone have a choice why not choose your extraordinary life. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. “ I received complimentary a copy of this book from Baker Books Bloggers for this review”.
summer_no9 More than 1 year ago
This book was very inspiring, motivating and compelling to read with also an challenging us to understand why God placed us on earth as Wells did and as Elijah did to rescue people. Our world and culture is decaying by fire and many will lose their souls by following false gods who offer no hope no escape, Jesus Christ is the only Way of escape from this world in to the next world and he will give us a mission to point as many people to Him as possible. The secret to an extraordinary life is to understand God’s purpose for our lives and then living it, like Elijah. Everyone have a choice why not choose your extraordinary life. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. “ I received complimentary a copy of this book from Baker Books Bloggers for this review”.