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The 4:8 Principle

The Secret to a Joy-Filled Life
Narrated by: Tommy Newberry
Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins
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In the audio version of this New York Times best seller, Tommy Newberry takes a single biblical principle and teaches us how one simple truth can magnify the joy we experience in our marriage, with our parenting, and in our life as a whole.

Unfortunately, we live in a society bent on nursing old wounds and highlighting what is wrong with just about everything. As a result, we have grown accustomed to viewing the world, our lives, and ourselves through a lens of negativity, and that negativity stands in direct contrast to the passionate, purpose-filled people God wants us to be.

This is where The 4:8 Principle grabs our attention. First, the author skillfully persuades us to acknowledge the link between the thoughts we choose to think and the joy we experience. Next, he shows us how we can grow our potential for joy by refusing to dwell upon the problems and pressures that are enduring and inevitable. Finally, he challenges us to pay the price of joy by becoming "extraordinarily picky" about what we read, watch, and listen to on a consistent basis.

The strength of the book, though, is in Newberry's ability to clearly explain how to put this principle into daily practice through a series of quick, easy, and even fun adjustments. The 4:8 Principle is loaded with specific suggestions and helpful advice for going beyond the ordinary and experiencing life as it was meant to be.

Here are the nine lessons:

  • Introduction: Thinking Like God Thinks and Session One: Life as It Was Meant to Be
  • Session Two: A New Beginning
  • Session Three: Wow, That's Me!
  • Session Four: Your Potential for Joy
  • Session Five: You Make Me So Mad
  • Session Six: Head Games
  • Session Seven: Your Personal Firewall
  • Session Eight: Junk-Proof Your Mind
  • Session Nine: Thanks for Everything

©2007 Tommy Newberry (P)2008 Tommy Newberry

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  • Susan
  • 21-02-12

Keeps me positive!

Tommy Newberry has the most wonderful way of reminding me about what is most important in life! The 4:8 Principle puts it in front of me every day, as I listen on the way to work. The biblical passage upon which this book is based was my university's credo, but Tommy brings it to life in a way that I can live out on a daily basis. He really gets it right. I will recommend this book to my co-workers, church friends and family members, and I will continue to listen regularly, because I can never hear this message too many times.

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  • Emily G. Rodriguez
  • 07-11-19

WOW, really made me see my actions different.

loved it, enjoyed this book while driving home. children heard bits of it and liked it too.

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  • sojourner
  • 18-06-19

Positve thinking will get you everywhere

This guy takes scripture and twists it to his own purposes. Health and wealth gospel and The Secret all wrapped up in one bs offering. According to this book then, the apostles, disciples and martyrs all got it wrong and missed out on the life God intended they should have because they didnt think positively. Horse mannuer! I returned the book after the second chapter. Phillipians 4:8 is more in line with Stoic philosophy which is TRULY helpful to living an abundantly CHRISTIAN life in this world and is conducive to posessing "the peace that passes understanding." I recommend A Guide to the Good Life by William B Irvine to those who wish to discover how best to live a life in accordance with Phillipians 4:8. I dont recall Irvine's book actually mentioning the verse itself but it does, indeed, show how to live a life in accordance with it!

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  • Michele Shaw
  • 11-04-19

loved it

I love this book and was looking forward to hearing the audio I would recommend this book to anyone.

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  • iHeartAmazon
  • 06-01-19

See the world in a whole new way

This book opened my mind to the endless possibilities for creating joy on my life.

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  • Laura Robertson
  • 12-10-18

Must hear!

I have read or listened to this book 3 times & it won’t be the last. Thank you Tommy Newberry for helping me stay focused on Phil 4:8 & what matters in this life. I am so grateful for you & the way you used your gifts to write this book. It was life changing for me.

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  • Mark White
  • 28-01-16

Practical

Overall the book is very practical and gives you excellent biblical principles to follow. Well it doesn't clearly explain Philippians 4:8, such as what each of the words mean and how do I apply each one it does give the basic idea and how to think more biblically.

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  • Mendy Schneider
  • 05-01-16

This book changed my life

I loved this book it gave me so many pointers on how to act with my tongue love it!!!!!! 😻

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  • Bestin TheWorld
  • 05-11-15

Phenomenal book!

This book unlocked my thinking. I'm going to listen to it over and over. Exactly what was looking for! God want me to fully alive and full of Joy!

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  • KA
  • 17-09-15

Life changing

My mind thoughts and heart is becoming new. I see and think differently because of the 4:8 principles.