If you are looking for significance in your life, you must read Live Ten. Terry Smith will show you how God works with you and through you to open up possibilities you never knew existed. This book is full of hope.

Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One, Minute Manager and Lead Like Jesus

This challenging book will raise the bar for leaders in every walk of life.

Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor Willow Creek CommunityChurch; Chairman of the Board, Willow Creek Association

Live Ten by Terry Smith is a must-read for coaches, players, leaders, or anyone who doesn’t want to settle for an average or just okay future. It inspires and reveals deep truths and strategies that will help us understand and move toward our potential in Christ to create a better future for ourselves and others.

Willie Alfonso, Chaplain, New York Yankees and Brooklyn Nets

There is no way in the world you can read this book without being challenged. You will want more, be more, and do more. Terry has struck a note—a chord—for leaders and potential leaders. Live Ten is a part of the natural order that often people miss because they limit themselves. This book will put you in the right orbit so that you will reach your full potential.

Archbishop LeRoy Bailey Jr. the First, Cathedral, Bloomfield, Connecticut

Just when it seems everything has been said on leadership, Terry Smith starts a new conversation. Live Ten dares each of us to reach for God’s design—to actualize our potential to influence our own and others’ futures. This uniquely hopeful voice will change your perspective on your need for significance. We devoured it! Definitely one of the best books we’ve read in years. A must-read.

Steve Bell, Executive Vice President, Willow Creek Association; and Valerie Bell, author of a Well-Tended Soul

If you’re looking for a book that will help you live a more abundant life, you’ve found it. This challenging message from my lifelong friend Terry Smith will encourage to live a life that’s fuller and richer.

Phil Munsey, Chairmen Champion Network Joel Osteen Ministries

The words in Live Ten are not just meant to inspire. They are meant for action. Terry Smith challenges us to change our lives by living to our full potential- a potential that God has so uniquely purposed us for. This book is a game-changer.

Tommy Barnett, Senior Pastor, Phoenix First Assembly; Founder, Los Angeles Dream Center

Terry Smith does not do boxes. When we first met in the early '80s, I learned very quickly this guy was simply not going to be boxed in. Regardless of size, shape, construction material, he's not going to fit your box. Any box that narrows definition, any box that diminishes or limits thinking is simply going to be flattened in his presence. Terry Smith believes in a better way to live and that pursuing that better life is worth every effort. Settling for less for any reason is not an option. He strives to live the best version of his own life - and now with Live Ten he offers all of us the opportunity to let the boxes walling us in crumble that we might find the best version of ourselves.

Scott R. Jones, Senior Pastor – Grace Church Houston, Texas; Chairman – Global Network of Christian Ministries

Listen. Listen carefully. Listen with your heart. Hear God calling to you. He wants your God-inspired dreams to come true. He wants you to help make His world all He knows it can be. He is for you. Cheering for you. And if God is for us, how can we do anything but believe that our best possible future is within our grasp?

Pastor and leadership expert Terry A. Smith has seen the transformation. From fear-based hesitation to faith-based confidence. From conventional, not-quite-fulfilling life to proactive, best, abundant life.

It is possible for you.

But Smith is not asking you to take his word for it. From the Old Testament to Jesus, from Augustine to John Calvin to Eugene Peterson, from Peter Drucker to Seth Godin, Smith has assembled a dazzling host of stories and ideas to support his proposition: We are each called to reach our full potential, to marshal all our resources and step out in faith.

We can Live Ten, and it will not just change us; it will change the world.

Live Ten is an insightful book on how to create a fuller future for yourself and yourfamily. Terry Smith shows us how to want more than the ordinary—to not settle forwhat we have. I first heard of the reverend from my father, who said this young man was going to do a lot of great things—and he was right.

Richard J. Codey, former New Jersey Governor; Senator, State of New Jersey

Terry Smith has been my friend for more than twenty-five years. Early on, I came to realize that his skills as a communicator were something uniquely special. His creative thinking and innovative perspective have challenged me to become a better leader, a better husband, a better father, and a better Christian. It is now my hope that by reading this book you will discover Terry’s unique gifts as well.

Dan Dean, of Phillips, Craig, and Dean and Senior Pastor, The Heartland Church, Carrollton, Texas

My father was a Nazarene pastor. He taught us at a very young age not to believe in men but in God. But when I heard Pastor Terry Smith preach for the first time, I felt that God was communicating through man. My faith became stronger.

Wyclef Jean, Grammy Award–winning artist and humanitarian

Pastor Terry Smith shows us that getting to know God is also about getting to know ourselves. He inspires us to think and act more boldly in our personal, professional, and spiritual journeys so that we become the leaders God longs for us to be. I read this book on the plane. Despite some great in-flight movies, I couldn’t put it down!

Priyan Fernando, Executive Vice President, American Express Global Business Services

If you want more out of life but have not found the right key, you must read Pastor Terry Smith’s book Live Ten. This book is a must-read for counselors, teachers, pastors, and individuals searching for the right combination of things to get people where they want to go. Smith shows how God is the answer to getting one to the next level.

W. Wilson Goode Sr., DMin, director of Amachi and former mayor of Philadelphia

If you are passionate as I am about creating a better world, then this book will instruct and inspire you. Terry's ideas have motivated and helped me. You are going to love Live Ten.

Cory Booker, Mayor, Newark, New Jersey

Terry Smith’s Live Ten introduces the concept of “Area of Destiny” – one of the best tools for career and life planning I’ve ever encountered. This robust, practical, Christ-centered book can change your life!

Suzy Welch, New York Times best-selling author of “10-10-10: A Fast and Powerful Way to Get Unstuck in Love, at Work, and With Your Family”, and co-author of international best-seller “Winning” with Jack Welch

Terry nailed this one - a book that will get you excited about life again. Learn how to live audaciously, using your own imagination to do incredible things, in line with God's will for you-uplifting.

Bill Rose, President & CEO DRM Sports Mgmt; minority owner, New York Yankees

Many of us fight a daily battle - a powerful force pulling us to settle, to choose the comfortable and predictable, to believe the voices that tell us we cannot truly make a difference or embrace the abundant life promised by Jesus. Terry Smith has the audacity to call us to another way, stirring us through the wisdom of Scripture and his own life lessons to refuse to accept anything less than the remarkable story God has planned for us.

Nancy Beach, Leadership Coach, SlingShot Group; Author of An Hour on Sunday and Gifted to Lead: The Art of Leading as a Woman in the Church

About the Author

Series Resources


Children's Curriculum:
Stephanie Landrud
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Video or Weekend Creative Elements:
Russ Thompson
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Speaking Engagements/Bulk Ordering:
Cristiane de Lima
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