The Divine Center
All of us at some point search for an organizing principle in life, one that is simple without being simplistic, that offers enduring direction. The book introduces, explains, and illuminates such a principle - centering one's life on Christ. It examines twelve other "centers" and their effect on key dimensions of ou...more
It is never enough for me to hear, "Just read your scriptures, say your prayers, go to the temple, and don't forget to simplify!" For me, those phrases offer no motivation for my (pathetic, hard, small, little) soul to do and live and be better. This work eliminates those types of directives as it guides you to developing better relationships with our Savior and ...more
As the saying goes 'perception is reality' ... at least for that person. The more we realise that and start to understand that we need to look beyond the surface to where the other person is coming from the better off we all will be. Not that that was what the book was about but it's part of what I took from it. The book itself was basically giving you the ...more
I did not want to change. I liked how life was. I knew if I read this book, I woul ...more
Stephen R. Covey is very thorough and sometimes even repetitive as he explores many areas where people sometimes center their lives and why he believes the God/Christ relationship is the one that works to help you in all the other ...more
To the extent that I have done so, I have found peace and direction in achieving that balance that I so desire. It has often come at the expens ...more
Here's a synopsis of this book: All of us at some point search for an organizing principle in life, one that is simple without being simplistic, that offers enduring direction. The book introduces, explains, and illuminates such a principle – centering one’s life on Christ. It examines twelve other "centers" and their effect on key dimensions of our lives: our security, guidance, wisdom, and power. Although those other perspectives offer some value, only ...more
I pulled this book off my shelf to reread in honor of Stephen Covey, who died this summer. He wrote this before his highly successful 7 habits books, and some of his themes are similar. Parts of it seem a little dated, but overall I found it still provides a helpful way to view life and the choices we must make. The most impactful thing I learned (and still remember) from when I originally read this book had to do with Christ being our advocate with others, but only if we react to challenges wit ...more
Covey points out the various good things we can use as the anchor point (center) for our lives. Then, he explains why only one of those centers will NEVER fail us.
I highly recommend it.