Item description for Life Wide Open: Unleashing the Power of a Passionate Life by David Jeremiah...
Overview The bestselling author of "Escape the Coming Night" and "Fathers and Daughters" now challenges readers to put the pedal to the metal and live life wide open.
Publishers Description Most Christians sense that something vital is missing from their walk with the Lord. We are easily discouraged and bogged down in busyness, boredom, mediocrity, and routine. In this energizing new book, Dr. Jeremiah opens our eyes to how we can live a life that exudes an attitude of hope and enthusiasm . . . a life of passion . . . a life wide open
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Ingram Advance - 04/01/2005 page 123
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Studio: Integrity Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.6" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2005
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1591452864 ISBN13 9781591452867
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More About David Jeremiah
David Jeremiah is senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California, where he also serves as president of Christian Heritage College. He has authored more than a dozen books, including Turning Toward Joy and the best-selling Escape the Coming Night. Dr. Jeremiah is a regular speaker at Bible conference and at professional sports chapels. He and his wife, Donna, have four children.
David Jeremiah currently resides in El Cajon, in the state of California. David Jeremiah was born in 1941.
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Great Challenge to Live Passionately for God Oct 4, 2008
"Life Wide Open" centers around living a life of passion for God and not settling for mediocrity.
Among the points covered in the book include:
1. Examples of people who lived or currently live passionate lives (Billy Graham, Hudson Taylor, George Beverly Shea, Cliff Barrows, etc.). 2. Living for a passion for knowing God more intimately. 3. Living a life of passion means that you take risks instead of settling for your own personal comfort and happiness. 4. When you passionately pursue life, there will be obstacles in the way (particularly people who want to dampen your enthusiasm, self-pity). 5. Enjoy the journey - don't be so focused on the goal that you forget to enjoy the process of either attaining or coming close to attaining your goal. 6. We never fully arrive until we reach heaven through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. 7. Passionate people have initiative instead of watching life pass them by.
Be encouraged and challenged to live passionately for Christ and make a positive impact in this world for His glory! Now get going!
Ambition is not a bad thing Sep 6, 2007
Living life to the fullest is not just for non-Christians. A common misconception is that Christians should have no ambition as this would be prideful. If done merely for the self, this book indicates that it would be prideful, but if done to glorify God, then it is okay.
Dr. Jeremiah, senior pastor at Shadow Mountain Community Church in California, gives us scripture to back up the premise that we should live our lives to the fullest. As with many of his books, his explanations are not just biblical exegesis, they are solid, common-sense explanations. He uses everyday examples to help the reader internalize the information.
This book is a call to action, any action. This book is designed to help empower the reader to go after her dreams.
Inspiring! Motivational! Instructive! Exciting! Nov 26, 2004
Dr. Jeremiah is on an adventure and he's sharing the passion with fellow-travelers. The journey is filled with significance and this book sheds light on some of the mysteries of the ongoing adventure of a life well-lived, i.e., the abundant, eternal life granted by Jesus Christ. Some of the insights of a book of this nature could only be penned by an author who writes from experience. No pie-in-the-sky, theoretical perspective here, Dr. Jeremiah shares principles he's experienced first-hand from God's Word, the Bible.
In reaching the crescendo, his excitement is contagious as he tells us, "I want to be a pioneer who pushes further and further into that last frontier--the transformaing presence and power of God." He goes on to tie his passion with that of fellow travelers from previous generations, when he adds, "for above all, I want to glorify God and enjoy Him forever."
One of the sections that particularly spoke to me was on opened doors. There's a connection between seeing an open door from God and pursuing the opportunities within that door. "God's open doors are often disguised as problems" he tells us. Something happens to us in the process of seizing those God-given opportunities. It is God's way of changing us. This book is packed with encouraging insight for an immediate hands-on application. It will help you to discover your "God dream" and pursuit it with passion.
Truly Awesome Book!! Dec 13, 2003
I was inspired by every chapter. Every time I picked up the book I was encourged. My attitude toward my work has greatly improved and I am now excited to go to work as God gave my job and I now have a renewed passion for my work. This is a great book!!
More than an inspiration Nov 4, 2003
First, let me comment on the fantastic cover. The bright colors and sharp design alone kept me returning to the content. :)
There is nothing complicated about this book. It's a simple read -- Dr. Jeremiah's style is casual and encouraging, not at all intimidating as you might think a book written by a Bible scholar would be. It is practical and down-to-earth, but also exciting and stimulating. It cheers the reader on like a football coach on the day of the championship. And at the end I was ready to run off the sidelines and on to victory! I recommend this book to everyone who desires a fuller, more passionate life.