Item description for The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson, David Kopp & Heather Kopp...
Overview A modern-day parable explains how to achieve one's dreams and overcome the obstacles that stand in the way of leading the life God intended.
Publishers Description Bestselling author Bruce Wilkinson shows how to identify and overcome the obstacles that keep millions from living the life they were created for. He begins with a compelling modern-day parable about Ordinary, who dares to leave the Land of Familiar to pursue his Big Dream. With the help of the Dream Giver, Ordinary begins the hardest and most rewarding journey of his life. Wilkinson gives readers practical, biblical keys to fulfilling their own dream, revealing that there's no limit to what God can accomplish when we choose to pursue the dreams He gives us for His honor. Are you living your dream-- or just living your life? Welcome to a little story about a very big idea. This compelling modern-day parable tells the story of Ordinary, who dares to leave the Land of Familiar to pursue his Big Dream. You, too, have been given a Big Dream. One that can change your life. One that the Dream Giver wants you to achieve. Does your Big Dream seem hopelessly out of reach? Are you waiting for something or someone to make your dream happen? Then you're ready for "The Dream Giver." Let Bruce Wilkinson show you how to rise above the ordinary, conquer your fears, and overcome the obstacles that keep you from living your Big Dream. "You were made for this. Now it's time to begin your journey. "
From Publishers Weekly Like Richard Bach's 1970 classic, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, this little guide by the bestselling author of the Prayer of Jabez franchise is a story about pursuing one's dreams. But it aims to be a "practical and innovative guide to achieving your Big Dream" as well. The first part of Wilkinson's slender book is the fable of person searching for what's missing in his life. A "Nobody named Ordinary [who] lived in the Land of Familiar," he decides, finally, to pursue his higher calling; he encounters-and overcomes-many obstacles along the way. In the second part of the book, Wilkinson plays the role of a Dream Coach, counseling readers on how to achieve their own Big Dreams though facing their fears, enduring hardships, surrendering to God and realizing their full potential. Looking back to moments in the tale of Ordinary, Wilkinson reemphasizes and reiterates the lessons learned by his everyman, employing personal anecdotes, scripture and impassioned prose. The book speaks plainly of achieving lofty goals and overcoming conflict, and the message of the parable may touch the hearts of readers who need a spiritual push. But it may also strike some as overly simplistic, since the tone veers towards childish at times ("We've all seen how Bullies work. Remember, they react primarily because you have disturbed their Comfort Zone. They feel threatened. They feel losing something important-their security or routine, their assumptions about success. Maybe they feel that they're losing you"). That said, those who need warm, enthusiastic encouragement should find it here. Copyright 2003 Publishers Weekly
Citations And Professional Reviews The Dream Giver by Bruce Wilkinson, David Kopp & Heather Kopp has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 11/01/2003
Christian Retailing - 10/06/2003 page 20
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More About Bruce Wilkinson, David Kopp & Heather Kopp
Author and narratorDr. Bruce Wilkinsonis the #1 New York Times best-selling author of over sixty books, includingThe Prayer of Jabez. Bruce currently leads Teach Every Nation, a Bible training movement educating church leaders whocannot access or afford traditional institutions.Dr. Mark E. Strongis the lead pastor of Life Change Church in Portland, Oregon, and the author of Church for theFatherless and The Divine Merger."
Bruce Wilkinson currently resides in Atlanta, in the state of Georgia. Bruce Wilkinson was born in 1947.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Dream Giver?
The best book I ever read Nov 22, 2008
This book was recommended to me...3 times before I ordered it. Once I got it, I couldnt put it down. As I read it, I felt like it was about me, and realized why people were recommending it to me. This book is a real eye opener to those who are "stuck" in their ordinary life.
Eye opening Sep 24, 2008
Makes you take a good hard look at what is important, and not to let things get in you way to reach you dreams and goals.
You Must Read! Sep 24, 2008
A friend of mine borrowed this book to me, and I'm thankful that she chose to share it with me. It's an amazing book! One filled with life lessons, what life is all about, and about the roads we take. I totally believe in all that was said. I was so moved by this book, I've shared it with many people. My only wish would be to have the money to purchase a copy for everyone that matters in my life.
An Insightful, Delightful, and Quick Read Sep 15, 2008
This parable is about a person, 'Ordinary' who decides to leave his hometown of 'Familiar' to follow his dream. He is presented with many obstacles, which anybody pursuing their dream will encounter, and the book is written in an easy-to-follow and quick-to-read style.
Though the author writes from a Christian perspective, the only time this is apparent is for a little while mid-way through the book. Generally speaking, you can replace 'God' with any other universal energy that resonates with you and the words will still feel right... because having dreams is universal to all people.
A friend recommended this book to me at a pivotal time in my life... a time when I am pursuing my dream to help people grow spiritually. I am grateful to have found it when I did, and I am sure that one of you reading this right now will also find it to be the right book at the right time in your life.
The Dream Giver Sep 11, 2008
I love this book! It is sooo amazing. It is very true. I have a dream and so do you. If you let it, this book can change your life. I highly reccomend it.