Make Life Work in a Fast-Paced World

Non-Fiction - Inspirational
184 Pages
Reviewed on 01/19/2016
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Author Biography

Pastor Errol Beckford is the Senior Pastor of celebration Tabernacle Church in Cocoa, Florida. For over twenty years, he has been discipling men and women, under any circumstances, on how to succeed in life. He brings individuals and families to Christ, sees them become active members in churches, get their family lives in order, obtain gainful employment, and go on to evangelize. Using his experiences as a reference, Errol Beckford Ministries, Inc. (his personal ministry) published a book, “Make Life Work”, which uses examples from his life as well as other people’s success stories to distill the secrets of turning failures into successes and fulfilling one’s purpose in life.
Originally from Jamaica, Pastor Beckford graduated from the University of New York with a degree in business. God has utilized his knowledge in this aspect to build His Kingdom. Pastor Beckford is CEO of “Marketplace Ministry” which keeps local funds in the area by placing volunteers in christian based businesses to teach them necessary on the job skills to utilize for gainful employment. Marketplace Ministry also employs individuals with “undesirable” backgrounds such as criminal histories, lengthy stretches of unemployment, or no experience in job skills, to become employed and gain experience while being provided an income. Marketplace Ministry blankets the retail stores: Celebration Used Furniture and Appliance, Celebration Thrift Store, and Celebration Pizza and Pasta.
Pastor Beckford’s real estate aquisitions have taken dilapadated, crime-harboring, and deteriorating properties to restructure them into functioning pillars of the neighborhoods they were erected in, raising property values and inviting outside commerce into the areas. He has renovated two residential properties for individuals in transition as well as five, low income, single family residences. These properties provide stability for individuals and families in transition on their path to successful living as well as concentrating efforts on changing the face of the neighborhoods that the residences are located in. He is also President of Alternative Behavior Services, Inc. which is a mental health and substance abuse counseling center. An advocate for empowering people to take control of their lives, he is dedicated to sharing his experiences and knowledgable concepts that help people make positive changes. He also sits on the Board of Economic Development and the Strategic Planning Board for the City of Cocoa. He certainly has a heart for Cocoa, in the heart of Cocoa!

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

Make Life Work in a Fast-Paced World by Errol J. Beckford is a useful tool that guides readers to turn the failures in their lives into successes, thereby leading an enriching life. The insights in the book will stimulate the thinking of readers and help them to succeed in life without cutting corners. The clear cut direction the author suggests will guide everyone to a stress free and peaceful life. The book will help everyone find their own successes in the life which God has planned for them. To all those living in defeat and pain, this book will inspire and motivate them to look at life with a different perspective, and to make their respective lives work better in all areas.

The chapters discuss the main challenges everyone faces and how to use the tools to make changes and uncover the secrets of successful living. The author's words are simple and can be understood by anyone. These are easily incorporated into one's life and the power and presence of God is reiterated. With the help of success stories and examples from his life, the author connects with readers in a good way. I found the book profound and insightful and it will help everyone understand what they are looking for in life and attain it without breaking any rules. This book is definitely for all those who have an open heart as it will help them discover new ways to unlock the doors of success.