Wednesday, January 11, 2012

How Would You Rate Your Life?
By Terry A. Smith


Terry A. Smith has served as a lead pastor of the Life Christian Church for twenty years. TLCC is a nondenominational faith community in West Orange, NJ, serving the New York City metro area. Terry is a cofounder of the New York City Leadership Center and an instructor in its Leadership Fellows program. A gifted communicator, Terry speaks in a variety of venues nationally and internationally. He is passionate about challenging, developing, and encouraging leaders.

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Many of us dream of living a richer and more significant life—the kind of fulfilling life that, when rated on the scale of one to ten, would score a definitive ten. Inviting us to awaken to the TEN Life is the theme of a new book by Terry A. Smith, lead pastor of The Life Christian Church in West Orange, New Jersey. A gifted communicator, Terry is a national and international speaker with a passion for challenging and encouraging others, especially those who are completely unaware of their own unique power and potential.

Based on the tenth verse of the tenth chapter in the Book of John, Ten: How Would You Rate Your Life? (Higher Life Development Services, Inc) is a guide to living the life God dreams for us. “We can only know life in all its fullness,” he explains, “if we live the life God dreams for us. And part of the TEN experience is to try to figure out what that means for each of us as individuals.” Smith’s easy-going style of writing, coupled with his broad scope of reference, makes the book appealing to any reader wanting to create a richer quality of life.

MY REVIEW:  I agree with Ken Blanchard, author of The One-Minute Manager, who said, "If you are looking for significance in your life, this is a must-read." This is an instructive and inspiring book and will challenge you to grow. Terry Smith is a gifted communicator. Frances Hesselbein, Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of The USA (1976-1990) said, "Ten is the guidebook for the journey--the wisdom for the future--for those who serve and those who seek to serve." This book will inspire you to create the best possible future for yourself and others. I was impressed and amused by what Priyan Feernando, President and Chief Operating Officer for American Express Business Travel said about the book: "Terry Smith inspires us to think and act more boldly in our personal, professional, and spiritual journeys. I read this book on the plane. Despite some great in-flight movies, I couldn't put it down."

I recommend this book. Your faith will become stronger.