Tankard wants his readers to live life at full throttle while also keeping the fuel level steady. He offers lessons he has learned on his way to living the life he enjoys, the life God meant him to live.
He covers seven key areas: DESTINY. Dreams, Environment, Subconscious, Time, Inspiration, Network, You.
Tankard wants us to dream, unleashing our imagination. He advises write them down and creating a vision map. He covers the environment of our belief system and the importance of our thoughts. He asks us to face our subconscious fears and push ourselves out of our comfort zone. He suggests good use of time by prioritizing and noting the progressive nature of God's plan. He reminds us we need to keep our inspirational tank full and helps us build our confidence. He suggests having a network of wise people around us and gives ideas for finding mentors. He lastly covers the power of our own human mind, our expectations and decisions.
This is an encouraging book for someone who is ready to start over again, is ready to dream and begin the journey to a full life. It is like a beginning workbook as space is provided to writes down answers to the questions Tankard asks. There are lots of encouraging personal and biblical stories as well as inspiring quotes.
I recommend this book for those ready to dream, get motivated, and make general plans. Tankard's life has had many setbacks so this book is encouraging for someone ready to bounce back from discouragement. You'll not find specific information or detailed worksheets but instead more general encouragement for life change.
Food for thought: “I'm convinced any success I've achieved is the result of God blessing my efforts to be all that He made me to be and sharing my gifts with the world.” (136) “At the end of the day, your Full Tank Life is found in Christ alone...” (185)
My rating: 4/5 stars.
Ben Tankard is the founder of gospel jazz music and has sold over four million copies of his award winning instrumentals. He has written, arranged and produced for well known artists. He authored Faith It 'Til You Make It in 2002. He and his family star in a reality show. He is a motivational speaker for the NBA and pastors, along with his wife, a fast growing church outside of Nashville, Tennessee.
FaithWords, 208 pages.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of an independent and honest review.