The first book I reviewed was How to Reach Your Full Potential for God by Charles F. Stanley. This book took me a couple of months to get through and was a hard read. Not because it was a hard read but because it prompted me in spirit to set the book down and pick up and read my Bible. This book made me want to reach out to God and have him counsel me.
One of the first concepts of the book that really touched me was when the author talked about having a "settled-for" life. This concept was explained as people settling for what they have and never striving for the best that they can be or the best that God can give them. I look around at myself and the people closest to me and I realize we have all done this. We have all settled. Whatever the reason for it, fear or stubbornness or any other emotion, we all settle when we don't have to.
There were a few chapters in this book that I had a hard time with. The chapter about a balanced schedule seemed, to me, to go around in circles. I had a hard time with this chapter because I felt I didn't really get anything out of it. It was as if the author was trying to say the same thing in multiple ways.
Overall, I thought this was a very well written, thoughtful book that had a lot of suggestions for seeking to have the Lord in the forefront of your life.