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Book by Stanley, Dr. Charles F.

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Once again, Stanley has written a down-to-earth book with practical advice. The Lord's definition and way of success radically differs from the world, and Stanley encourages us to focus on how precious we really are to God.
Among the many excellent points Stanley offers are:
1. God's ways are different from the world's ways.
2. Principles of goal-setting.
3. Ask God for guidance and leadership when goal-setting.
4. Keys to good time management.
5. Time wasters to avoid.
6. Keys for successful believing.
7. Principles about persistence.
8. Trust God to order your steps and arrange the details of your life!
Again, these are just a few of the many excellent topics covered in the book. Highly recommended and is an excellent supplement to the Bible!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Reinforces God's Plan for each One of Us Jan. 27 2002
I really enjoyed this book! It was more of a devotional book than anything else, touching on the principles of reaching true happiness, success, and evils such as greed and being negative. Success God's Way reminded me that in order to have true success one has to put God first and everything else will fall into place. I have now adapted one of the techniques that Dr. Stanley stated in the ladder part of his book, which is prioritize the initiatives and goals that you want to accomplish for the next day on a flash card before you go to bed and then put it in your pocket throughout the whole day. It is amazing how much more one can stay on task. The true examination I believe that this book illustrates is are one's goals Godly purposed goals striving to go along with God's plan, or are they individualized goals that do not fit in God's initiative, which makes their purpose lost and unmeaningful? Definately read Success God's Way!!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Biblical Perspective on Success Dec 19 2001
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I really enjoyed Dr. Stanley's book about success. In it he gives a biblical perspective about success, and how to achieve it. I like the fact that he uses many different examples of success from the Bible, and tells you how to apply these lessons to your own life. This book has really made me take a hard look at my life, and the goals I have set for myself.
I recommend this book to anyone looking for a Christian perspective on success. Having said that, unlike others reviewers, this is not the best "how-to" success book that I have read. The Success Journey by John Maxwell provides better "tools" and "methods" for how to set goals, and achieve success. But Maxwell's book lacks a Christian perspective on the subject. Therefore, I recommend that those readers looking for books to help you plan your course along the pathway to success, look into both books, John Maxwell's and Dr. Stanley's.
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5.0 out of 5 stars By far the best success book I've ever read. Nov. 29 2000
This book is head and shoulders above any "success" book I have ever read. I have a virtual library of success literature by all the familiar authors, Norman Vincent Peale, Og Mandino, Zig Ziglar, et. al., but after adding this book to my collection I might as well throw all those other books away. Dr. Stanley does a splendid job of giving you the "nuts and bolts" of what it takes to live a successful life, presented in a straightforward, no-nonsense style. Unlike so much of the self-help junk on the market today, this book gives you PRACTICAL advice on HOW to achieve "success God's way." Buy it, read it, absorb it, and live it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars God is the only path to real success Oct. 11 2000
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What a terrific book. Dr. Stanley points out that the only way to truly be successful is to follow the Lord's plan for you. Pray. Ask the Lord what He wants you do. Pray for the strength and courage to do it. Listen. Follow. They are simple guidelines to being successful. Success is not always measured by wealth and material things. Those are nice and all, but without the Lord, it's like trying to "buy love"; it just doesn't work.
Dr. Stanley relates certain experience to Scripture in ways that truly reinforce the messages.
I am actually going to go back and re-read the part on goals. I will set mine with the Lord's guidance, for maximum success potential.
I am a Christian, but not a Baptist. Dr. Stanley writes his book not on Baptist ideals but on true Christian ideals---right from the Bible. I am actually looking at purchasing some of his other books for additional spiritual knowledge and growth.
I will be giving this book as a Christmas gift to my brothers and sisters!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Success God's Way. Oct. 6 2000
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This book bring the prosperty message into balance. It has made a life changing difference in my life. This is a must reading for all Christians. It makes so-o-o much sense! Dr. Stanley gives the Scriptures to back up what he is saying. Read it without religious traditions and preconcieved ideas.
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