The Ultimate Life-Change Handbook – Thirty-Three Lessons That Will Change Your Life
The Ultimate Life Change Handbook will change your life if you let it. It will also improve your relationships—marriage, parenting, small group, the local church, and other community contexts where you are connecting with people.
I wrote these chapters with practicality in view. At the end of each chapter is a call to action (CTA) opportunity that will challenge you to do something with what you read.
It is best to read this book with someone you can talk to about the content. If you’re married, your spouse is the perfect candidate. Perhaps your small group is looking for solid, practical, sanctification content. You have found it. Share this book with your friend. I’ve divided the chapters into eleven categories:
Making the Most of the Journey – Chapters 1 to 2
Your Self-Help Book – Chapters 3 to 4
Discipleship Worldview – Chapters 5 to 6
Personal Struggles – Chapters 7 to 13
The Change Process – Chapters 14 to 17
Helping People Change – Chapters 18 to 22
Communication – Chapters 23 to 25
Marriage and Family – Chapters 26 to 30
Work to Rest – Chapter 31
A Praying Life – Chapter 32
Time to Apply – Chapter 33 to 34
Perhaps you’re looking for something on communication. You can skip the first six categories and read the three chapters on communication. Maybe you want to get into the heart of your marriage struggles. Great. You can start with section eight. There are five chapters for you to read.
The most effective way to read this book is to understand the whole process of change; thus, starting with the first chapter, “Making the Most of the Journey,” is the best place to begin. The categories are set up logically with one building upon the next one.
Regardless of where you jump into this book, the key to your transformation will be how often you use the book. Reading it once and moving on to the next thing is not the intended purpose of this book. It will take you years to master this material.
Let me restate that: it will take years for you to be mastered by this material. Read it often. Grab a nugget. Let that be your meditation for the day. Share your daily thoughts with a friend. Talk about it. Practice what you read daily. Teach someone what you learned.
The teacher always learns more than the student. If you can teach others what you are actively practicing in your relationships, you will be the master of and mastered by the content.
Let this life-transforming journey begin today.
About Rick Thomas (Greenville, South Carolina Author)
Rick Thomas leads a training network for Christians to assist them in becoming more effective soul care providers. RickThomas.Net reaches people around the world through consulting, training, podcasting, writing, counseling, and speaking. In 1990 he earned a BA in Theology, and 1991 he received a BS in Education. In 1993 he was ordained into Christian ministry, and in 2000 he graduated with an MA in Counseling from The Master’s College in Santa Clarita, CA. In 2006 he was recognized as a Fellow of the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). He also received certification by the International Association of Biblical Counselors (IABC). In addition to writing for his website, he also publishes on Medium, the Biblical Counseling Coalition, Covenant Eyes, and The Courage.