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The Hope Quotient: Measure It. Raise It. You'll Never Be the Same.

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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

Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published May 13th 2014 by Thomas Nelson (first published May 1st 2014)
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Shirley Conley
The most interesting thing I found in this book was an acronym for increasing your FAITH.
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.
Nathan Hayes
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One of my top ten life changing books
Nov 27, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: i-can-t
Oh no.
Jul 24, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: inspirational
Hope is a very important thing in our lives, and in this book, Ray Johnston gives us an overview of why and what he learned after many years of experience in the field. I'm confident that this book has a lot to give many people, including me, but I'm not very impressed with it being a good book as such. The biggest weakness is that the book is a storytime overload, and lacks the theoretical fundament to keep the information grounded. Some examples are good, but other miss and other again are poo ...more
Nov 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Someone gave me this book as a gift, and I'm so glad they did. This book makes a solid case that our "HQ" (Hope Quotient) is a huge contributor to our well-being and success in life. There's so much wisdom and practical advice here -- for example, Ray and his wife decided that "if someone was too discouraging, we wouldn't spend much social time with them." What we're called to be and do as Christians is that important. We need to recharge our batteries; we need supportive people in our lives; an ...more
Elouise Sherwood
Aug 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Just what I needed to read

This book is full of Hope and Encouragement, you will not be disappointed if that's what your looking for .
Maria James-Shier
Aug 26, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good for the soul.
Deb Wolf
Feb 16, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! Hope is as essential as the air we breathe and raising our hope quotient can bless every part of our lives.
Oct 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love, love, love when a book exceeds my expectations.

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
The Hope Quotient takes you on a journey on how powerful hope can be in our life and why we need it operate in it daily if we really want to thrive. I have actually never really read a book solely on the topic of hope so I was a little skeptical on which way Johnston was going to about it. I was pleasantly surprised how interesting and informative he was on the topic and his writing style made it all come together very well. Never felt bored reading this book, but was always curious what other l ...more
A.C. Cuddy
Jul 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Hope Quotient by Ray Johnston

“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
Mary Lou
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
There is IQ, EQ, and now HQ—ways to gauge your intelligence quotient, your emotional quotient, and now your hope quotient. Ray Johnston’s book, HQ: the Hope Quotient, is a timely emphasis in our world of broken relationships, terrorism, systemic evil, and mind-numbing poverty. He describes the sources of hope in God in ways people can restore and nurture hope in their lives, their families, and their communities. He says “Hope is more than just an emotion you feel. It’s a state of being you cre ...more
Beth Peninger

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
Apr 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is a good read - the basic idea being that Christians have the verse about "faith, hope and love" - and we talk a LOT about faith and love but not very much about hope. People that are hopeless give up on marriages, jobs and their futures, but people full of hope never do. This book is about how to improve your "hope quotient" so that you are full of hope and therefore have a better outlook on life. There is also a code on the back of the book so that you can take a quiz and see what your H ...more
Jan 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Looking for hope? Facing difficult circumstances or extradorinaiy challenges? Sometimes life throws us huge curve balls and the things we know to be true go flying out the window because we react instead of being proactive to the situation. The Hope Quotient offers fresh perspective on hope with a biblical perspective in mind. It offers a positive spin and a way to get rid of the negative naysayers from your life, thoughts and un healthy patterns you may have allowed into your life. Finally, I f ...more
Ellen Christian
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really learned quite a bit from reading The Hope Quotient. Some of it I already knew, like I hold onto mistakes for too long and beat myself up over them. It also reconfirmed that I am often tired and work too hard. What I really liked, though, is that it told me how to deal with those issues and it gave me the scriptural backup I needed to do so. If you want to be more successful in your different areas of your life, read The Hope Quotient by Ray Johnston, take the test and learn what you nee ...more
Donna Parker
Oct 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Glad I Listened to the End

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
Oct 14, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: audio, never-finished
I didn't finish this book, I liked the theories on increasing and measuring hope, but found after 2 discs I was probably a positive person already, I can recommend it for anyone who finds themselves down in the dumps often . Good Stuff ...more
Bruce Baker
Jan 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed this book. Ray is infectious and full of life. Appreciated his insights, encouragements and challenges. I'm not a 5 of this, 4 ways to do that, 3 of these type of guy, but the book is a good read for all. Check out your HQ! ...more
Lynn Dickerson
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
I read this book over an extended period of time, taking it in slowly but deeply. It was excellent. Well written with humor and many real life examples. While it's definitely a Christian book, it's not preachy I liked it very much ...more
Christa Cordova
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This is an awesome book - perfect for anyone going through some sort of a major trial, or just facing all the minor trials that any given day brings. I highly recommend it to anyone who needs a shot of hope and encouragement.
Erica Shier
Aug 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Wonderful. This book makes so much sense. Hope is at the center of it all. There's nothing that a little uneven of hope cannot help to make better. ...more
Jul 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Very hope filled! Loved the perspective her brought to helping to fill your life with hope. Some great takeaways. Definitely one I will re-read!
Karla Osorno
Oct 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Especially enjoyed the examples and stories in this book.
Charles Thornton
Jul 22, 2015 rated it liked it
Good but not great.
Kimberly Smith
Jul 14, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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“What is the difference between people who thrive and people who decline over a long period of time? It’s not that they don’t get knocked down; it’s that they bounce back up. Every successful person I can think of has had to come back from discouraging circumstances. That’s true of people I know personally and those I read about in the Bible. As a matter of fact, every single person in the Bible is a comeback story from something.” 2 likes
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