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8 Steps to Create the Life You Want:
The Anatomy of a Successful Life

by Dr. Creflo A. Dollar
read by Leonard Dozier

      As senior pastor and founder of World Changers Church International, Dr. Creflo A. Dollar has aired a television ministry that has been seen by one billion homes in nearly every country of the world. This month, Dr. Dollar is presenting a new book in which he has distilled the biblical principles for creating a rewarding life. An abridged version of the book has been published by Hachette Audio in three audio CDs and was the version I enjoyed.

Unlike many other ministers who preach what has been called prosperity theology, Dr. Dollar tells listeners from the beginning that the Bible and God's plan for our success isn't magic. We just don't wait for God to do for us. We have to do our part. With that focus in mind, he sets forth to teach us how to grasp the concepts and practical ideas that will help us reach full prosperity in our lives, whether it is good health, sound finances, or satisfying relationships. All of this is based on principles Dr. Dollar has unearthed from the Bible. The teaching is sound and detailed, even though the audiobook is an abridgement. Though there are eight basic steps in Dr. Dollar's plan, there are many smaller steps within each one for listeners to work on. Dr. Dollarís teaching encourages listeners through the whole process, without overwhelming them by theological ramblings. This is simple, down-to-earth advice.

In addition, Dr. Dollar shares his own personal stories. One was seeing what he thought was his lifeís purpose sidetracked, only to find that God had another plan for him if he would listen. Another was his own battle with cancer and how he overcame it. More than a simple how-to, this audiobook goes into deeper issues. The subtitle, The Anatomy of a Successful Life, shows what Dr. Dollar has done. He has analyzed what elements make for a satisfied, godly life and then offered that to his listeners as the eight steps.

My only regret about this 3 1/2 hour CD collection is that it is not read by Dr. Dollar himself. The accomplished actor and singer, Leonard Dozier, handles the material well, but it would have been a special treat to hear Dr. Dollar because he is a skilled speaker and minister.

If you are looking for a change in your life or want to find your purpose, get a copy of 8 Steps to Create the Life You Want by Dr. Creflo A. Dollar and see what scripture can offer you.

The Book

Hachette Audio
January 2008
Abridged audiobook, 3 CDs / 3 HRs
160024064X / 978-1600240645
Religious Self-Help
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The Reviewer

Janie Franz
Reviewed 2008
NOTE: Reviewer Janie Franz is the author of Freelance Writing: Itís a Business, Stupid!and co-author of The Ultimate Wedding Reception Book and The Ultimate Wedding Ceremony Book. Coming Soon: The Ultimate Wedding Workbook.
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