This book will play a key role in unlocking the door toward your dreams. It is a loving and straight-forward "how-to" book; cheering you on to follow the Lord's lead. Holley serves as a knowledgeable and approachable mentor...offering valuable insight as you put feet to your dreams. Whether your dreams are big or small, you will be encouraged to take the next step in them- for God's glory. Holley unpacks wisdom through personal experiences, sensible advice and intentional questions. I highly recommend this book- it is a valuable asset and needed manual for dreamers like yourself. I am better equipped for this exciting journey having read these heartfelt words from a "friend".
Holley Gerth is a God-gifted Encourager. If you need some boosts in spirit, take it by the page-fulls in her new book.
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 share 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.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc., in exchange for my honest review.
Holley Gerth in her new book, "You're Made for a God-Sized Dream" published by Revell helps us Opening the Door to All God Has for You.
From the Back Cover: Hello, 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.
We all have things we're afraid to tell anyone, hopes that feel silly, dreams that seem like dares and quiet longings of the heart that get especially loud sometimes. Holley Gerth believes that those our God-sized dreams. God-sized dreams mean more of Jesus, more of what He has created us to be, more of what He's called us to do. It's time to not give up on those dreams. If it a God-sized dream then God is dreaming it along with you and He wants it just as badly as you do. In eleven chapters Ms. Gerth walks us through the steps we need to take to realize just what our dreams are and what to do to make them a reality. Ms. Gerth knows about God-sized dreams. She has them also. She knows what we need and she is willing to walk with us to achieve our dreams. If you have ever had a desire in your heart that just will not go away then this is the book for you and now is the time for that desire to come to pass. You are going to enjoy this book and your dreams are going to become a reality.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
Available March 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
A God-sized dream can be scary. Sometimes it's hard to know where to start--or even when. But when the seed of a God-sized dream is planted, nothing matters except finding a way to make it happen.
Holley Gerth is a certified life coach whose book "You're Made For a God-Sized Dream" shows you how to discover your dream and how to take the steps to make it a reality. In order for her advice to be of any value, you have to work...and work hard. People won't always believe in your dreams. They won't always offer support. They may even criticize you. What you must realize is that your dreams can't come true if you don't work hard and respond when God opens the door.
Reading Holley's book won't automatically help you fulfill your God-sized dream, but it will help you make a solid start. The Go Deeper Guide at the end of each chapter will help you discover more about yourself and your dream. Many more resources can be found on Holley's website.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Litfuse Publicity Group as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
I think we all remember the dreams we had as children of what we would be when we grew up. Then they slowly faded away as the realities of life took over and our dreams took on a different form. In You're Made for a God-Sized Dream, Holley Gerth talks about making dreams a reality and how to do it. No dream is too big for God!
This book is so inspirational and full of hope. It opened up my eyes to a new perspective on dreaming. It isn't something we should give up on as adults. If anything, this is the time to actually pursue them and bring them to fruition. There are things I wanted to do in my life and I fell into the trap of fear and give up before I even start thinking it's too late. But there is no age cap on dreams!
What I liked about the book is she takes you step by step through how to make your dreams happen. At the end of each chapter is a Go Deeper Guide. Here she proposes a list of questions connecting to the chapter to relate it to you and your personal journey. This was really thought provoking and made me dig deep down to answer some questions I'd never really thought about before.
Each chapter covers steps to take along the way, obstacles that you will surely face and how to overcome them. I like that towards the end of the book she shares real stories of people that have made their God-Sized dreams come true. It inspired me to dig up my dreams that had long since been forgotten.
Just as no problem is too large for God to handle, no dream is too big. You're Made for a God-Sized Dream is an in-depth look into what that means for you and your life. It's inspirational, hopeful and best of all, practical!