Awaken a Better You: 4 Simple Steps to Create the Life You Want

Awaken a Better You: 4 Simple Steps to Create the Life You Want

by BJ Thompson, Lecrae Moore

Narrated by Chinua Hawk, Lecrae Moore

Unabridged — 5 hours, 10 minutes

BJ Thompson
Awaken a Better You: 4 Simple Steps to Create the Life You Want

Awaken a Better You: 4 Simple Steps to Create the Life You Want

by BJ Thompson, Lecrae Moore

Narrated by Chinua Hawk, Lecrae Moore

Unabridged — 5 hours, 10 minutes

BJ Thompson

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Unlock the person you've always wanted to be with four practical steps to lasting change, from life coach BJ Thompson.
“BJ Thompson lives what he preaches. And we might just live a little longer for having listened.”-Beth Moore, Living Proof Ministries

Is there a change you've been wanting to make, but you don't know how? Have you tried it all and still can't figure out how to move forward? BJ Thompson has been there.
Born to a teenage mother on the gang-permeated streets of Dallas, BJ understood that as a Black man, his starting place was disadvantaged, under-resourced, and unequipped. But then one day he decided to stop allowing life to “just happen” and to rise above the obstacles set before him. He transformed his life and became a global leader, coaching tens of thousands and influencing millions on their way toward building better lives.
Now, BJ wants to help you unlock greater mental, spiritual, relational, and emotional health with a simple four-step process:

1.¿desperation-identify a problem you desperately want to change
2.¿information-research the problem, unlearn built-in ideas, and vet data
3. application-build a practical plan and take active steps to make the change
4.¿transformation-celebrate change and embrace a mindset of continual growth
With BJ as your guide, you can start on the path to create the balanced, holistic life you've always wanted. Make the choice to become the person you've always wanted to be. The only person you're waiting on is you.

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Publishers Weekly


This upbeat if vague program by life coach Thompson (A Better Him) explores how to become the person that “God intends you to be.” God gives people all they need to better themselves, Thompson contends, detailing the four stages one must go through to become the “best version of yourself”: desperation, information, application, and transformation. He illustrates the process with the story of a client who, feeling aimless, began to set goals for himself and started reading books and seeking mentors, becoming more confident and socially fulfilled; however, the conspicuous lack of details limits the anecdote’s utility. Riffing on the 1978 film The Wiz, Thompson warns readers to beware of “wizards” and explains that one doesn’t need a wizard to make one’s dreams come true because everyone already has that power within themselves. However, the author’s failure to describe what real-world “wizards” might look like again leaves readers in the dark. Thompson also emphasizes the importance of keeping a healthy diet, describing it as “good stewardship of the one body God gave you.” The straightforward style makes the advice easy to digest, though the lack of specifics for many of the suggestions make it difficult to tell how to put them into practice. The results are hit-or-miss. (Jan.)

From the Publisher

I know this guy. With my own two eyes, I’ve watched God prepare BJ Thompson, equip him, raise him up, and use him remarkably to help people thrive. What I’ve had the privilege to receive from this gifted author in bits and pieces across restaurant tables, through phone conversations, and text exchanges, you now get to glean in full through this book. BJ Thompson lives what he preaches. And we might just live a little longer for having listened.”—Beth Moore, Living Proof Ministries

“In Awaken a Better You, BJ Thompson masterfully shows us how it is possible to experience transformation in every realm of life. This book contains the wisdom and practical steps necessary to truly thrive in life. No matter where you are on your life’s journey, Awaken a Better You will help you reach the next level.”—Christine Caine, founder of A21 and Propel Women

“BJ has a unique ability to synthesize large ideas into simple and applicable ways that I’ve never seen before. He is committed to his own growth and development, alongside helping others on their transformational journey. He cares for himself and his friends in a way that makes Awaken a Better You another extension of what he already does for so many.”—Andy Mineo, recording artist

Awaken a Better You is the book we need today and tomorrow. With the world feeling like it’s on fire, we all need to take deep breaths, pause, and know that we are truly loved even in our messiness. To create a better world, we must create a better us. This book is the beginning steps to transformation and holy inspiration.”—Latasha Morrison, founder and president of Be the Bridge

“There are so many individuals that take on the expert title without having paid the price, but BJ Thompson has done the work. You can trust his voice and wisdom in the areas he has in fact lived.”—Sam Collier, lead pastor of Story Church Atlanta and founder of A Greater Story Ministries

“BJ Thompson has written a must-read book for anyone tired of waiting for their life to start. His own story will give you confidence to believe that youare more than what has happened to you. It’s time to Awaken a Better You in ways you didn’t think were possible.”—Heather Thompson Day, author of I’ll See You Tomorrow

“BJ draws from his own real-life experiences to guide readers toward a better life. I feel like I’m being advised by a close friend. Each lesson is concise, memorable, and actionable. I recommend Awaken a Better You to anybody who is looking to grow into a more aligned version of themself.”—Michell Clark, author of Keep It 100 and co-founder of The Creative Summer Company

Product Details

BN ID: 2940175464314
Publisher: Penguin Random House
Publication date: 01/10/2023
Edition description: Unabridged

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