Life Can Be Hard.
"God gave you a specific desire, an assignment to complete, and its something that will be larger than you, but its something that will fulfill you completely. He allows us to be a part of His redeeming work, bringing a lost world back into communion with Him. God has a dream for our world, for humanity, and He has a dream for you and me. We have the capacity to reach those dreams, but its crucial that our desires lead us to the God-dream for our lives... Our greatest pursuit will be that dream." Philip Wagner
Your dreams are calling. Will you answer?
We all dream. The capacity for dreaming and pursuing those dreams is a gift given to every individual. But many people cannot even begin to describe their dreams, much less figure out how to bring them to fruition in the face of frustrating obstacles, distractions, and setbacks.
In Unlock Your Dream Philip Wagner will inspire you to engage in lifes greatest quest: discovering and reaching Gods purpose and dreams for your life. Youll be empowered, equipped, and freed to give life to your dreams and to live with joy and expectation for an adventurous future.
Why Are You Really Here?
This question reveals the deepest longing of the human hearta desire for meaning and significance. We recognize that we are on this earth for a purpose. Discovering that purpose is our lifes work and the key to unlocking our greatest dreams.
With contagious passion and humor, Philip Wagner blends biblical truths and real-world insights to invite you to:
* Reach beyond the ordinary to find the extraordinary gifts God has given you
* Disentangle yourself from lesser goals and embrace a God-size dream
* Navigate inevitable setbacks, disappointments, and distractions
* Build the ultimate team to energize your dreams with support and encouragement
* Discover your true calling and forge a unique path to an adventurous life
Whether youre a student, a parent, or a professionalno matter your background or your lifes current seasonits never too early or too late to uncover your God-given purpose and move boldly in the direction of your dreams!
Philip Wagner is the lead pastor of Oasis Church in Los Angeles, a vibrant, innovative, and culturally diverse church with a strong focus on humanitarian efforts. Philip is the founder and CEO of Generosity.org, an organization dedicated to ending the clean-water crisis in developing countries, one community at a time. Philip is the author of Marriage Makeover and Love Works. Philip and his wife, Holly, have been married for more than thirty years. www.philipwagner.com
"Everybody has a dream, but few know how to make it a reality. Let Philip Wagner be your guide! Hes a man who can help get you where you want to be, because he knows how to trust God for the impossible."
Rick Warren, pastor of Saddleback Church and New York Times best-selling author of The Purpose Driven Life
"Philip Wagner has been a friend of mine for a long time. I like a lot of things about him, but right at the top of the list is that hes a dreamer. Dreams can be brain-candy that take us away from the present, but the best dreams are the ones that launch us into the future. This book is a conversation with a trusted friend about what could happen if we traded in our small-sized dreams and ambitions for some of the big ones Jesus talked about."
Bob Goff, New York Times best-selling author of Love Does; founder of Love Does, a nonprofit human rights organization; and Honorary Consul for the Republic of Uganda to the United States
"Everyone dreams. As we get older, realities of life adjust our dreams, usually downsizing them. In Unlock Your Dream, my friend Philip Wagner reignites the dream, helps us understand why we have rationalized our dreams away, and gives us pragmatic steps to dream once again."
Sam Chand, leadership consultant and author of Leadership Pain
"So many of my God-dreams have been realized because I have applied Philip Wagners teachings to my life. Reading his wise words in Unlock Your Dream on surviving through hurt and betrayals has been a soothing balm to my soul. I am excited for you to unleash the power of your God-dreams, the same way Philip has, with Gods hand, shown me."
Sherri Shepherd, former cohost of The View and star of NBCs Trial and Error
"We all have difficulties in figuring out what our purpose is on this earth. Philip Wagner has found a way for us to whittle away the parts of our dreams that are selfish and focus on the dreams that are God-centered. If you are looking for God to use your life for His glory and to have a great and fulfilling time along the way, this book is for you!"
Barry Zito, Cy Young Awardwinning pitcher and three-time All-Star for the Oakland As
"We all dream of a life that matters. We have a desire to make a real difference but often dont know how. In Unlock Your Dream, Philip Wagner will inspire you to push past your doubts and give you the confidence you need to reach your God-dream."
Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church and New York Times best-selling author of #Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World
"Unlock Your Dream breathes new life into that stirring in your heart you so desperately want to pursue. Philip identifies the challenges well face in launching our God-given dreams while also providing the encouragement we need to keep moving forward."
Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times best-selling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries
"I believe the Holy Spirit has sovereignly ordered the steps of your life to the intersection of Pastor Philip Wagner. In his book, Unlock Your Dream, Philip humbly reveals the divine purpose and destiny assigned to his life: Its part of my dream to release you so you can reach your dreams too. Through practical vignettes of dreams, dreamers, and dream-makers, every page both pushes and calls you to dream and dream big!"
Bishop Kenneth C. Ulmer, DMin, PhD, Faithful Central Bible Church and former president of the Kings University, Los Angeles
"Unlock Your Dream will not only encourage those who read it to remain faithful to their dream, but it will also provide insight about how to do it."
Al Kasha, two-time Academy Awardwinning songwriter and composer
"Not many people youll meet will be as genuinely inspiring as Philip Wagner. Hes lived an extraordinary life as a husband, dad, and pastorand now hes penned a practical but personal guidebook for us to reach our highest God-given dreams along the real and sometimes rocky roads of life. Hes a modern-day happy sage with stories to tell and wisdom to share."
Judah Smith, lead pastor of the City Church and New York Times best-selling author of Jesus Is_______.
"Culture has always been created and grown through dreamers who dare to dream big. In Philip Wagners book Unlock Your Dream, you will discover that setbacks and past hurts dont have to keep you from the dream God has put in your heart. Philip is honest and transparent about the challenges he has faced and gives us a glimpse into his personal journey, which will encourage and inspire you to dream again."
"With thirty years of ministry, my good friend Phil Wagner has become one of the most effective and influential voices in the world today. He is passionate about his mission and has encouraged millions to discover their true potential and realize their God-given dreams. In his new book, Unlock Your Dream, Philip will help you discover the true purpose God has for your life, along with the means to bring it about. If you dream, this book is for you."
"Dreams are your view of the future. Dreams are the substance of great achievement. In his new book, Philip Wagner shares the events in his life that taught him how to unlock his dreams and face the future with anticipation and excitement instead of hopelessness and apprehension. It will change your life!"
A. R. Bernard, founder, senior pastor, and CEO of Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, New York