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Book Review: Diamond of Life

The Diamond of Life book by Mick Owens

This is the second of a four-part series examining the four main chapters in Mick Owens’ Diamond of Life.

Chapter 2: “First Base: Getting Your Whole Life Together: Physical, Mental, & Spiritual.”

You may have heard the expression, “When you have your health, you have everything.” Diamond of Life author Mick Owens would tweak that expression a little bit and say, “When you have your spiritual health, you have everything.”

In the book’s second chapter, Mick recounts a personal story of having two strokes in rapid succession when he was 64. He discusses the physical challenges that followed and recalls how blessed he was to have his wife, kids, their spouses, grandkids, and others regularly praying for his recovery.

“A client once told me, ‘if money can fix it, it’s no big deal,’” Mick writes, “It’s the things money can’t fix that matter most.”

Diamond of Life: The Five P’s of Success and Significance is a four-chapter book written by Mick Owens, founder of Creative Financial Centre ®

Part 1 – Physical

“As a financial professional, I don’t want to help people accumulate wealth and not have the health to enjoy it,” Mick writes. He encourages readers to schedule regular check-ups and commit to an exercise program. If you’re looking for an idea, Mick says to check out the Daily Dozen, an exercise program popularized during World War I. Part of the appeal is that the exercise program can be completed in less than 10 minutes and requires no equipment.

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.” Matthew 28:19-20

Part 2 – Mental

Mick acknowledges that mental and emotional health issues can require just as much attention and treatment as physical issues. He explains that negatives constantly bombard us, and we need to realize that “Satan will attempt to destroy us in any way he can.”

Part 3 – Spiritual

The ultimate health is spiritual health. Mick writes, “Spiritual health comes from the same activity that leads to strong mental health: accepting the grace of God and listening to the promptings of His Holy Spirit. Don’t become vulnerable to neglecting God! He is the Source of true health!”

Mick then discusses the steps to consider on your journey toward spiritual health. He takes readers through 10 steps, and supports each phase with a Bible quote.

One step is “Commission,” and Mick explains that as you accept the grace of God, “friends and others will see change in who you are. Others will feel a difference. They will be attracted to your peaceful servanthood. Share the source. Teach others to observe His teaching and commandments.”

In the second chapter, the reader begins to understand the depth of Mick’s profound faith and how it guides the choices he makes in his life. Mick’s faith is infectious, and he encourages faithful readers to continue to follow the Lord’s path. After reading Chapter 2, others questioning their faith may be inspired to recommit to the Lord’s teachings.

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