Monday, March 18, 2013

Book review - You're Made for a God-Sized Dream by Holley Gerth

Life changing.


A gift direct from the Hand of God.

Holley Gerth is a God-gifted Encourager. If you need some boosts in spirit, take it by the page-fulls in her new book You're Made for a God-sized Dream.

Cover ArtHello, you . . . The one looking for more purpose and listening for God’s plan. Here’s what that restlessness is really all about: there’s a God-sized dream knocking on the door of your heart. Before you think that sounds too big, let me assure you, God-sized dreams aren’t really about size at all. They’re about the desires God places within you that perfectly fit your heart. God-sized dreams are an essential part of who you’re created to be and what you’re called to do. They lead to more meaning, joy, and connection with the One who gave them to you. In the busyness of life, it’s easy to ignore them or let fear shut them out. But this is your moment. Now is your time. The “more” your heart is longing for has been there all along. Let’s open the door to all God has for you together.
With this life-changing message, Holley Gerth invites you to discover the dreams God has given you-and then dare to pursue them. She takes you by the heart and says, “Yes! You can do this!” and guides you forward with a loving hand. Along the way, she provides insightful questions and offers action plans that will help you take the next steps toward making the deepest desires of your heart a reality.

I loved this book from page 1 to page 213. It was exactly what I needed to hear, exactly when I needed to hear it.

There are oodles of helpful ideas and hints for
battling fear, busyness, setting plans and trusting God throughout the entire book. Each chapter has things for you to do - share, pray about, consider. It is very interactive. Holley's hope was to sit down for a cup of coffee with each woman reading her book and listen to them share their heart about the dream they are clutching. It almost feels like she accomplishes this. Every word she gives is personalized and encouraging. Every page is geared towards you and your goal. Which leads me to my favorite part of the book; Holley's personal notes to me.

Well, not just me - they are for you too.  But they felt like they were for me. Every once in a while a "handwritten" note is included within the pages of the chapter meant to lift you up right where you are at. She did a beautiful job of hitting the thoughts of my heart bang on. It was the icing on the yummy cupcake for me.

I give this book an all out thumbs up! A ***** rating of incredible. It is an easy read - the time it uses up will be in the heart processing stages. Take your time, do the exercises and be blessed.

Be inspired by one of my favorite quotes of the book:
"If you're in a place where it feels like what you've undertaken is much harder than you imagine, take heart. If God has called you to this, then he will get you through it. Here's a secret: God-sized dreams are invincible when we are obedient. He always wins in the end. Does that mean the result will look like what we had in mind at the beginning? Most likely not. But whatever purpose God has for your dream, he will bring to pass. Your job is to not quit no matter what happens. God will take care of the rest." (Chapter 2, page 45; You're Made for a God-sized Dream, Holley Gerth).

Blessings my fellow Dreamer!

Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.