Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Hope Quotient by Ray Johnston

I can’t say enough about The Hope Quotient by Ray Johnston. I absolutely loved this book!  I would call it life changing. There are times in life when you read something and you immediately feel like the words are speaking directly to you. That is how I felt reading this book.  From the very first section called “Read This First”, the author captured my attention. This book has inspired me to work toward a more hopeful existence. 

Part one of the book shares with the reader what hope is and what hope is not.  The most unique aspect of the book is that there is an access code on the book jacket that the reader scratches off. You enter the code on a website and take a HQ assessment.  At the end of the assessment, you are given a personal HQ score. The overall score is further broken down into seven different categories. I found my results to be very accurate; pointing out three areas where I needed help to improve and two areas that I scored quite high and had a solid foundation.

The second section of the book helps the reader learn how to elevate each of the seven different essential life practices that the author refers to as hope factors.  It is a wonderful detailed teaching tool to help the reader begin to make changes and improvements. This is where the real heart of the book lives. 

The third section helps the reader to unleash an attitude of hope in various aspects of his or her life. In marriage, career, family, church, community and even into the world. Our society and many people we all know and love often struggle with depression, worry, fear, anxiety and discouragement.  This book is a bright light; offering a way to dig out of that mindset and work toward a bright, hopeful future. 

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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