On a scale of one to ten, how would you rate your life? is the subject of the book Ten written by Terry A Smith. “I don’t think many people launch their lives wanting to be average,” writes Smith. “Our true Creator births visions and ideas in our minds and gives us the will to do something about it.”
In his book Ten-How Would You Rate Your Life? Smith refers to John Chapter 10 as the basis for living life at it’s fullest. He sees this as God’s intention for our lives. John 10:10 says “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” So my questions is…are you living your life to the full..or are you settling for a number less than ten?
Ten-How Would You Rate Your Life? is an inspiring book about living beyond your limitations. It will challenge you to become the leader God created you to be and motivate you to help others get better at theirs. The book is divided into 7 topic sections- Awaken, Discover, Imagine, Grow, Act,Lead and Go. Each section ends with reflection questions to consider. The book includes references to both scripture and history, with many quotes and examples to support the author’s point.
The author Terry A Smith served as lead pastor of the Life Christian Church for 20 years, in the New York City metro area. Smith shares his testimony of ministering during and after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. He also shares personal stories of people he’s encountered during his ministry.
Ten-How Would You Rate Your Life? reads like a sermon chapter by chapter with life lessons based on scripture. I found the format of using large arrows to mark a new chapter a bit distracting…as I read the book the arrows would lead my eyes right off the page! While the concept is innovative, the application was ineffective and distracting.
My Amazon Rating 4/5