The Hope Quotient: Measure It. Raise It. You'll Never Be the Same.
What’s at the heart of every thriving person, every thriving marriage, kid, and business?
The Hope Quotient is a revolutionary new method for measuring—and dramatically increasing—your level of hope. Hope is more than a feeling; it’s the by-product of seven key factors. When these are present in your life, they cause hope to thrive.
Factor 1: Recharge Your Batte...more
Based on 1 Samuel 17 the story of David and Goliath.
F- 1 Samuel 17:26 Focus on God
A- 1 Samuel 17:45-47 Anticipate God's help
I-1 Samuel 17:28-32 Insist on being involved
T-1 Samuel 17:38-40 Take time to prepare
H- 1 Samuel 17:51-52 Have an impact on everyone around you.
Worth reading. ...more
I honestly didn’t know how I’d like The Hope Quotient by Ray Johnston (Thomas Nelson, 2014) when I first received it for review. And I am more than happy to tell you that you’ll want to read it too. It’s a fantastic book.
Ray Johnston is a founding pastor of a megachurch in California (Bayside, which has multiple campuses) and the founder of Thriving Churches International. In The Hope Quotient, he discusses how essential hope is to every asp ...more
“What’s at the heart of every thriving person, every thriving marriage, kid and business? Hope! The Hope Quotient is a revolutionary new method for measuring—and dramatically increasing – our level of hope. Hope is more than a feeling; it’s the by-product of seven key factors. When these are present in your life, they cause hope to thrive.”
I wondered when I first decided to read this book if it was going to be just one more feel-good, pop-psychology book – Certai ...more
The title caught me. Hope is an intriguing subject matter to me for so many reasons. What makes the difference between two people in the same exact situation, one feels hopeless and the other hopeful? Sometimes they are even members of the same family! Hope is vital. It's what can keep us going when it is vibrant in our lives and when there is a lack of hope then it is the distress signal that something must change. Hope is a necessary ingredient for life.
I got 82 pages in, found som ...more
This was one of the September "Monthly Deals." When I first started listening, the author seemed to make a lot of statements like, "Most people . . ." and then proceed to say say something that is not true for anyone I know. And, "If you do (whatever), the result will invariably be (something unlikely) -- without citing any authoritative study. And it seemed redundant in places. But I kept listening. In the end, I did feel more hopeful -- and that's saying something bec ...more