This is THE BEST BOOK I've ever read. I had initially bought a copy at my local bookstore and as I was reading it, couldn't stop telling others about it. They all want to read it now so I bought 2 more copies to loan out. I'm now reading my copy again. This book has caused me to think about me dreams and move towards making some of them happen. And since reading the book, I've even walked a marathon -- all 26.2 miles -- which is amazing considering my weight. Not normally one to mark up a book, I have notes all over this book and half of it is highlighted. It is a must read!!!
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Review 4 for Believe That You Can: Moving with faith and tenacity to the dream God has given you - eBook
You might call Jentezen Franklin's new book a a self help book. But don't worry, it's not one of those "7 Simple Steps to Peace and Perfection" books. It simply but powerfully states, by its title, what we all want to know when we feel we can't go another step: Believe that You Can.I needed this book's message and I needed to read this author's personal accounts of times when he almost laid down his dreams and his calling because he thought he was all done in. Jentezen Franklin isn't just a good author or pastor. He's also a dreamer. Not a dreamer in the sense of pie-in-the-sky but more like "how to have a dream when there's mud in your face". I wasn't looking for eloquent language or powerful complicated principles. And that's not what I found when I read this book. What I found was hope and a bit of a kick in the pants. A loving one.Lately I haven't been thinking much of my dream. I've been trying to survive instead. It's been tense- the anxiety and the confusion about where we are, where we are going, and where did we get off track- if we did get off track. 'Cause after reading this book, maybe - I'm thinking- maybe we're just "three days from nowhere" as Franklin writes. Maybe we're closer to a breakthrough than we realize. And maybe we're not giving God enough credit for wanting to show up...at just the right time.Here's a simple but powerful quote from this book- and it comes right after he talks about the seasons of our life when we have no answers, no clarity about where we are anymore, and no lack of hurt and pain either:"Let me give you a little pastoral advice. The biggest room in your brain had better be reserved for things you don't understand. If you have to understand everything before you will trust and serve God, you don't understand the concept of faith!"Your faith will be fueled if you read this book. It's a powerful boost to any weary dreamer.