Book review: Instinct by Bishop TD Jakes (Podcast #91)

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Modern life can seem like being lost in a jungle. With distractions and dangers emerging from every direction, it’s easy to lose focus. Over time, we lose touch with one of our most powerful, purposeful, God-given attributes – the desire to be fruitful and multiply, what Bishop T. D. Jakes calls our “instinct for increase”.

Combining historical, cultural, and personal examples with biblical insights, in Instinct Bishop Jakes outlines how to rediscover your natural aptitudes and reclaim the wisdom of your past experiences. When attuned to divinely inspired instincts, you will become in sync with the opportunities life presents and discover a fresh abundance of resources. Knowing when to close a deal, when to take a risk, and when to listen to your heart will become possible when you’re in touch with the instincts that God gave you.

Bishop T. D. Jakes – iconic preacher, best-selling author, and entrepreneur – has inspired millions of people around the world. Here he writes from the peak of his personal power about how to experience the satisfaction of a life well lived. If you long to conquer the jungles of life, Instinct offers the personal and professional tools needed to navigate your course successfully and according to God’s design.

Book Review: Make It Stick (Podcast # 90)

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To most of us, learning something “the hard way” implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners.

Memory plays a central role in our ability to carry out complex cognitive tasks, such as applying knowledge to problems never before encountered and drawing inferences from facts already known. New insights into how memory is encoded, consolidated, and later retrieved have led to a better understanding of how we learn. Grappling with the impediments that make learning challenging leads both to more complex mastery and better retention of what was learned.

Book Review : Gifted, Hunted and Haunted by Hosea Ramphekwa (Podcast #89)

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Every good and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights in whom is no variableness neither shadow of turning. (James 1:17 KJV)

The above verse from the book of James speaks volumes concerning the Giver of gifts and the nature of gifts He gives. There is at least six major points from the above text:

1. Every gift is good.
2. Every gift is perfect.
3. Every gift comes from above and comes down.
4. Every gift is from the Father of light.
5. In whom there is no variableness.
6. Neither shadow of turning.
This verse unveils that when the Almighty endows His children with gifts He will never change His mind. The mind of the Lord is immutable when bequeathing gifts to His children.

After downloading the above verse precept upon precept, line upon line, here a little and there a little, it is my pleasure to turn my attention to the author of this book.

Hosea Ramphekwa displays virtuoso style and tactic as he approaches the subject of gifted life from an enlightening and practical angle. Not only does he reveal the nightmares that torment gifted people, but he also provides remedies that will aid them in their misery.

In this book Ramphekwa unleashes much needed wisdom, illumination, admonition and guidance to gifted people everywhere. His book will, without a doubt, produce winners and champions in our generation and generations to come.

Decoded 7 : The Dragnet (Podcast #86)

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Matthew 13:47-5047  Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind:48  Which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away.49  So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just,50  And shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.

Book Review: Think by Bishop Tudor Bismark (Podcast #83)

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“How do we go back to thinking the way God intended?” What will it take for our thought patterns to be in tune with God’s? The answer is that it will take a transformed mind. It will take an understanding that we cannot afford to continue living passively, allowing the environment to shape who we are. It will require us to recognize the power that lies within us that enables us to reconstruct the environment and bring the change that we desire to see according to God’s will. Change, however, can only come when we control what is in our hearts, for truly “as a man thinks, so is he…” THINK is “the idea” around belief, applied faith, concepts, innovation, creativity, strategy and long-term planning. Think is written to convey systematic methods of order and of strategic thinking, with the attempt to provoke the reader to develop a culture of deep nonconventional thoughts that are results and performance oriented and focused. “As a person thinks, so is he.” So we are pushing behavioral changes that will ultimately bring about a different culture that promotes success, prosperity, health, security and wholeness. In THINK, Bishop Tudor Bismark explores the human mind, and how our thought patterns, behaviors and cultures are products of years mental conditioning. He also tackles the New Normal that every one of us has been conformed to exist under, and how we can be set free by the Transforming of our minds.