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Thomas Nelson / 2008 / ePub

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Format: DRM Protected ePub
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 9781418566487
ISBN-13: 9781418566487

Publisher's Description

The alarm sounds. Your feet hit the floor and carry you into another day. But what does that day hold for you? Will you be punching your card at work, catching up on TV at home, and crashing into bed before you rinse and repeat the next day? Or will you dare to dig deep and discover the incredible potential lying dormant within us all?

In Wide Awake, renowned speaker and church visionary Erwin Raphael McManus challenges us to put an end to all the sleepwalking and settling, for each of us was created by God for a reason. He has called you to live as Jesus did—a heroic life, void of monotony, teeming with danger, adventure, and the unknown. Living wide awake is about realizing that the world desperately needs you to live up to your potential.

There is a future that needs to be created, and it is waiting for us all to wake up and get out of bed. The alarm has sounded, and it is time to shake off the slumber.

It’s time to live, to create, to imagine, to dream . . . Wide Awake.

Author Bio

Erwin R. McManus (BA, University of North Carolina; MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as lead pastor and cultural architect of Mosaic, a diverse, multi-ethnic church based in Los Angeles, California. As founder of Awaken, an entrepreneurial community, Erwin collaborates with a team of dreamers and innovators who specialize in the field of developing and unleashing personal and organizational creativity. A national and international consultant on culture, change, leadership, and creativity, he partners with Bethel Theological Seminary as a futurist and distinguished lecturer. He is the author of the ECPA Silver Medallion Award-winning book, An Unstoppable Force, and Seizing Your Divine Moment, Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul, and The Barbarian Way.

Publisher's Weekly

Emergent church pastor McManus (Soul Cravings) encourages readers to “dream wide awake”—in other words, to live their dreams. From McManus's perspective, the salvation that Christianity offers is not only redemption from sin but also an invitation to a much bigger life. Each chapter focuses on a skill dreamers need, including focus, creativity, the urge to discover, a willingness to adapt and joy for life. He encourages readers to get out of jobs that simply pay the bills and do something meaningful—which may mean moving “to Tibet or maybe India or South America.” There's nothing new here, and McManus relies on clichés, though he writes simply and with energy. Christian readers attempting to figure out how to pursue their dreams would do better with Max Lucado's Cure for the Common Life. Some readers, though, may be more comfortable with McManus's pop psychology approach to the scriptures, where Daniel becomes the poster child for adaptability, Jesus represents a focused life and Isaiah's prophetic, “Arise, shine; for your light has come” becomes a call to “[live] up to your potential.” (July) Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

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    LOVE! Stirring up zeal in me and killing apathy
    January 8, 2014
    Shelly
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    This review was written for Wide Awake: The Future Is Waiting Within You.
    Love how it is creating anticipation and fight within me.leading a women's small group in this now and it in turn made another gal want to do the same book for a small group she is leading. Tidal wave of awesomeness about to occur!
  2. 4 Stars Out Of 5
    February 10, 2009
    Natalie Won
    This review was written for Wide Awake: The Future Is Waiting Within You.
    I loved reading this book. Erwin McManus shows you that every gift and talent that God has given you no matter how small it feels is significant for the glory of God. Our dreams can feel so vivid, but many of us live out those dreams, and Erwin shows us how. Very artistic approach to serving the Lord God. There are several word typos in the book, but it can be overlooked if you get rid of a perfectionistic mindset.
  3. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 10, 2008
    Roberto Carlos Torres Nevarez
    This review was written for Wide Awake: The Future Is Waiting Within You.
    Its a really good book for people that have dreams from God and want to move by faith and see them come to life.Its really blessing me a lot...Keep dreaming God believe in us!!!
  4. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 8, 2008
    Rick Williams
    This review was written for Wide Awake: The Future Is Waiting Within You.
    Brilliant, inspiring, challenging and motivating. Enough adjectives? McManus does not disappoint. He always gives you a great combination of the practical, the inspiring and the thought provoking kind of books that could be read quickly but I wouldn't advise it. There are plenty of gems to pick up on the way.
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