Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Book Review: The Power Based Life

In The Power-Based Life, Mike Flynt aims to help his readers achieve their dreams by introducing the concept of power bases - the centers of personal strength used to meet challenges - that once discovered and maximized lead to a more significant, satisfying, and successful life. The author offers twelve strategies for achieving success in life that center around the strengthening of a person’s body, mind, and spirit.

To emphasize his points Flynt uses a lot of sports analogies, which I personally couldn’t relate to, but I’m sure sports fans will find appealing. He also uses examples from his own life and weaves Scripture throughout the book. On one hand, I would have liked to have seen more Scriptures, demonstrating that the concepts are, in fact, biblically-based. On the other hand, the book reads in a non-preachy way that wouldn’t be intimidating for non-Christians.

My favorite chapter was Chapter 1: Playing to Your Strengths, perhaps because of where I am on my life’s journey. Flynt asks big questions to get you thinking about your life’s goals and dreams. He also reminds us that God created us for specific purposes and to live joyfully and passionately. I love that!

While there were some good points in the book, I think my younger brother (a college student) would have enjoyed the book a bit more than I did as a 30-something year old woman.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book through the publisher’s BookSneeze program in exchange for an unbiased review.

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