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Before You Get to Heaven: 8 Mighty Changes God Wants for You

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Some people would call this a "self-help" kind of book. The author prefers to identify it, in a sense, as a "Divine-help" book. The secret of self-esteem can never be completely found in the positive-mental-attitude approach. The fact is, if your relationship with Heavenly Father is good, you feel fine about yourself. Right here and now, before you get to heaven, you can l ...more
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published September 28th 2004 by Shadow Mountain (first published September 2004)
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Susan
Dec 08, 2016 Susan rated it really liked it
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I really enjoyed this inspiring book about the changes we all need to make before we die. Ogden is an excellent writer and has some profound things to say--and to think about.
Tawny
Jul 19, 2010 Tawny rated it really liked it
If you're looking for a spiritual mirror that will show you what you've achieved and what you're still lacking, this book will do the trick. Favorite lines:
1. "The temperature necessary to refine us is different for each person. Our refinement is customized for each of us by a perfect and omniscient Father" (15).
2. "When Satan reminds you of your past, just remind him of his future" (65).
3. "There is no room for God in a man who is full of himself" (126).
4. "Comparison is the root of all feeli
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Ed
Jan 02, 2012 Ed rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I will keep it by my bedside. It cuts to the chase and gets down to the heart of the matter real quick. These are characteristics that when I don't work on them I get further from God, and when I do work on them I get closer to God. This book helps me remember what is really important and helps motivate me to work on building these in my life. I recommend this book to anyone desiring to get closer to God and striving to get to heaven.
Heather
Aug 24, 2011 Heather rated it really liked it
Although this is a short read, it has some really key points that keep coming to mind weeks after I've read it. Some of the most memorable "changes" that I've thought about are--having the spirit, being strictly obedient, getting rid of pride, and having Christ-like love. I could see myself using this as a reference for future lessons/talks.
Joanne
May 27, 2011 Joanne rated it it was amazing
This was a gift to me. (should I take the hint?) It would not have been the type of book I'd normally buy, but what a great book! It's short and very insightful. It's scriptural based. It's also very well written. A definite 5 star.
Beth
Mar 09, 2014 Beth rated it really liked it
I enjoy reading D. Kelly Ogden. He has a strong scriptural and doctrinal base and yet writes like someone who it would be fun to talk with, not trying to show off his knowledge or intimidate. His writing promotes hope and optimism.
Linda
Jan 14, 2015 Linda rated it it was amazing
An amazing book - I learned so much from Bro. Ogden's thoughts in this book. I especially was impressed with the chapter on Pride and My Choice - but all of them had great information and thought provoking life changing suggestions. Highly recommend this book.
Scott Whitney
Jan 07, 2011 Scott Whitney rated it it was amazing
A beautifully written how to guide for this life. I will continue to use it as a reference manual. His experiences and knowledge are solid examples.
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Feb 07, 2012 Rebecca rated it really liked it
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I bought this book after hearing the author speak. Enjoyed the author sharing his personal scripture study guide on several topics at the end of the book.
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Oct 26, 2011 Denise rated it liked it
Read the book fairly quickly but wanted to go through all the scriptures in the 3 appendices so that took some time.
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David Ogden is a wonderful person. I enjoyed this book but not as much as his other books.
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