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The I Factor by Van Moody

The very first book I reviewed for BookLook Bloggers was The People Factor by Van Moody. In his follow up book, The I Factor, Van Moody focuses on how building a relationship with yourself is the key to a happy, successful life.

I knew I would love this book considering how much his previous book poured into my life. This book is full of biblical stories and scriptures to help you build a great relationship with yourself. Each chapter has what he calls “Internal Building Blocks” and are essentially a review of the major points of the chapter; a feature I found very useful. The chapters also contain reflection questions to help apply the principles and concepts shared throughout.

This book is definitely one I suggest you take a good amount of time to read and re-read and not just run through it. One of my favourite sections is where he talks about the importance of knowing your identity and defining clearly your foundation to live your life from. If you are struggling to find your identity or where to start on how to build a successful relationship with yourself and with God, I would recommend you give this a read.

Favourite Quotes:

“From God’s perspective, the wilderness is the proving ground of our identities; it’s the place where we pass or fail the test of knowing who we really are.”

“Until we understand and live out of our identities, we can easily become our own worst enemies and set up stumbling blocks for ourselves, often without even realizing it.

“God is so committed to His will for your life that He will not release you to your next step of destiny until He knows you are ready and until you have proven your readiness to yourself.”

“Your identity is the compass that guides you through every aspect of your life and keeps you grounded and centered in the things that matter most to you.”

Book 6: The People Factor by Van Moody

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The People Factor

The People Factor

One of the best books I have read on how to build great relationships. Van Moody, a pastor from Birmingham, Alabama explains that “there are no neutral relationships.”  The People Factor provides you with clear steps on how to approach relationships and to build them to be stronger than ever. He covers the laws that govern relationships and asks thought-provoking questions to help you enhance your “relational IQ”.  This book illuminates God’s word in magnificent ways and allowed me to gain a greater understanding of the different types of relationships used throughout the Bible. By using examples from the Bible, Van Moody demonstrates that whenever “God wants to do something in a person’s life, He usually does it through a relationship.” Whether you are looking to define what to look for in a healthy relationship, find out if you are in a toxic one or learn how to end a relationship that is hurting you; this book covers it all. The People Factor not only taught me a great deal about myself, it made me incredibly grateful for the friends and support system I have surrounded myself with. It made me grateful for the relationship I have with God and that I can seek his word to find help on relationships that is still relevant in today’s world! I encourage you to take the time to read this book and watch as it transforms your relationships.

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