Sunday, March 3, 2013

"You're Made for a God-Sized Dream" by Halley Gerth

This book is pretty self explanatory.  It's kind of a Christian self-help book for people who are pursuing dreams.  While anyone can read this book and be encouraged, I kind of got the impression that the book was geared towards women.   Some aspects of the book were very girly, and most of the examples of God-sized dreams given were from women.  This book is nice in that it has space to write in, little exercises here and there to get readers motivated, and little letters in chapters to make readers smile.  Some Bible stories / characters are mentioned, and some Bible verses are quoted.  However, this book is mostly a self-help book.  It is a nice read, and it is very encouraging.  It's good that this book reminds readers to have dreams that are reasonable, realistic, and aligned with Scripture.  For instance, a dream to rob a bank may not be from God, and it wouldn't be worth pursuing.  However, a dream of being a kinder person or donating food to homeless shelters would be worth pursuing.  That's another thing I like about this book.  It puts what we'd consider "small things" on the level as "God-sized dreams."  And, it's true.  You don't have to achieve world peace or become a CEO to fulfill your dream.  Big or small, you can go into the world and make a difference.

*Available March 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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