A significant life has positive meaning and value beyond individual success. It means contributing to the lives of others and showing compassion. In this book, Jack McDowell shares the six keys to a life of significance: Find your calling, learn from your experiences, acquire habits that build character, discover the joy of generosity, build relationships for life, and don't retire. Each chapter contains specific actions that will help readers master the six essentials. These steps are the harvest of Jack's own experiences and they are, he says, "the gifts of a providential God to this seeker after a life with deeper and more lasting meaning."
Giving is man's God-ordained purpose. This book will provide encouragement and resources for the journey to a more significant life. It is a personal invitation to discover that there is far more to life than just making a living.
About The Authors:
Jack C. McDowellwas born in
A very easy to read book with tons of ideas to make your life one of significance. I especially loved these questions McDowell asks the reader on page 23, when talking about Finding Your Calling:
What Are You Passionate About?
What Are Your Strengths and Talents?
Also, on page 91 he talks about how self confidence is the fruit of self acceptance and gratefulness. McDowell reminded me to "see yourself through God's eyes...as His absolutely unique creation, as His son or daughter He adores, as someone born for significance." I LOVE THAT!!! What a wonderful reminder. This book is so full of little tidbits like that one.
Here is one more (among many) quote that struck me:
"Look back over your own life and in gratitude and recall the persons
and experiences that helped you the most.Then look to your future.
You can't predict the future but your gratitude for the past can
help you visualize what the future can become. Believe that
the God that has cared for you and given you a wonderful life
will continue to lead you into a future worthy
worthy of your highest expectations and hopes"
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