The person I choose to critique was pastor Joel Osteen. On one 0f the speeches he recently gave, which tittle ‘’Have a positive image of yourself’’. The general purpose of the speech was to persuade the audience to have the right image in the inside not just outside. He started by saying how we see ourselves determine what kind of life we are going to live. I agreed with the statement he made, because the way we view ourselves impact the decisions we make in our life’s. He didn’t established credibility, but he went on to give many examples. Which indicates he has done extensive research on this topic. He also gives a preview of the main points, as well as quite a few supporting material. Although he had various of supporting material, I would
Identity is the beliefs and values that a person holds that makes them different from others. One’s identity forms who they are, what they do, and why they do it. In my life, I have found my identity from my Christian faith, which stands on the teachings of Jesus Christ, who taught believers to always serve and love others. These lessons have shaped my identity into what it is today. A large part of my identity is my passion for serving and supporting others and I believe that what I have learned as a Christian has shaped my desire for placing others before myself.
To have a view, or way of thinking, about something, you must first have a combination of information and experiences. To have a worldview, you put together these pieces of information and experiences, and add on to it education, culture, personal background, and in some cases, religion. A Christian Worldview, or any worldview at that, is made of both positive and negative experiences: achievements, disappointments, celebrations, struggles, and grief.
Dr. Adam L. Hughes is the Dean of Chapel and Assistant Professor of Expository Preaching at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. With over sixteen years of pastoral experience, Hughes’s practical experience and academic prowess not only make him the perfect professor, but also the perfect Director for the Adrian Rogers Center for Expository Preaching.
There are a few books I have read that have impacted my life. Although, I think Tuesdays with Morrie had great impact in my life. This book touched my heart by the way the words were wrote and how it was introduced to me. It changed how I looked at life and touched me because I had experienced a similar situation. This book made me realize that I should not taking anything or anyone for granted.
Every book as a meaning for being written, and every teacher has a specific purpose for a book to be read by their class. Each book presented to this class provided a multitude of life lessons to take from them. These books are Choosing Powerful Words, Outliers, and How to Win Friends and Influence People. Each book was assigned for a given purpose whether it be to teach the class the eloquence of words, how to use those words to influence others, or just being successful in life. Choosing Powerful Words was written by Ronald Carpenter and is a source for tips about speaking and using your words to better present your message to others. In his book, he states that two ways to do this are emphasis and metaphor. In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell provides examples of successful people who’s achievements ‘fall outside normal experience”. In this he explains the ten thousand hour rule as well as the Matthew Effect. The final book for reading is How to Win Friends and Influence People, written by Dale Carnegie. Originally published during the depression, Carnegie gives tips for being a leader as well as techniques in handling people. Two key components of this are to not criticize, condemn, or complain. One aspect of being a leader is to praise every and the slightest of improvements. Each of these components of each book are important and can be related to parts of every person’s life in some manner.
The first quote that I really liked said “What can I do to change the world”? I like this quote because something I ask myself that question too. I am sick of all the things that going on in the world for example I hate that people are dying for what religion they belief in. I also hate that people are fighting among themselves for no reason. And how police officers are taking away young African American life. I swear if I could make change in the world today my change could be for everyone to get along. Even if that doesn’t work I just want the world to be a better place where people can feel safe. Another quote that I like from the book said “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” This quote is saying that even though I can’t do anything to change the world, but I can find a way to help that will make the world a better
Today I read books like no tomorrow and I learn quite a lot from them. I never knew books could reflect your life or even share experiences that other people might feel or have been through. It all began in high school, my second year of school and my class was beginning a new book called Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. After reading the book, I learned it is explicit in its warnings and moral lessons aimed at the present. I could not care less about the world but after reading Fahrenheit 451, I became more aware of the world now. Another book that inspired me to read more was called Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, learning about how we should not forget the fundamentals of what makes human a human. These kinds of books impacted my life to
Through out this book I feel it is going to teach me how to change my inner judge. How to except myself and the things that I do. Society, parents and religion are not always right. You can make your own morals and your own values. I will have to continue on to the next chapter to find
What was the most significant truth you learned from this book and what makes it so significant? How will you apply this new knowledge to your future?
While perusing this book, I additionally could investigate myself also. It truly made me consider my association with my brother. This truly made me think how there are minutes when I truly am clashed about our relationship, however at last I understand that I show improvement over most children out there. It likewise made me consider what's truly out there. I started to end up contemplating a place where I can go to discover my self-confidence and peace. This book is significant to me essentially in view of reality of the story. The story and story of Chris McCandless and how he carried on with his life. It made me truly consider the amount he and his family experienced, most importantly, what they should at present be experiencing. It made me truly acknowledge and acknowledge how essential fraternity and family truly is to me. Family is something that can't be supplanted and ought to be held imperative above everything. I read this book just about a 2 weeks prior regardless it makes me consider what I am doing each day. It truly made me consider that family is super imperative and ought to be dealt with all things considered. It made me understand that on the off chance that you need anything, you should procure it
You: an introduction written by Michael Jensen is a great book that goes into depth to answering questions such as, “Who are you really?”, “What are you supposed to be like?” and “What-or whose-purpose do you serve?” (Page 7). Jensen is a very knowledgeable with the way he talks in his book and was also a Church Planter at Moore College. He relates greatly to the Bible and his own sources of knowledge, including quotes from other people “a guy called Walter Truett Anderson says ‘Consumption is now inseparable from identity’” (Page 10).
I think that this book has taught me to focus on every little thing, every little habit of quirk someone has, because I may never see it again. I have become more observant of my surroundings and the people I am with. I live life like it is everyone else’s last
A book I have read that impacted my life was American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880-1964 by William Manchester. I came across this book when I was required to find two books to `read that will help me with my presentation in US History. I hated the book because it was a book, and I don’t like to read books. The book was tedious and about Douglas MacArthur, a United States General. Even though I hate to read, Manchester’s book caused me rethink my stance on reading books from being pointless to being maybe worth something.
I haven’t read very many books in my life, so the selection to choose from to find one that changed my life is very slim. Among those books is the Bible and none of the others have had anywhere near the impact this one has had on me. By reading the Bible, it caused me to have a better life by strengthening my relationship and connection with God.