God-Sized Dreams: A Book Release & Playlist

This week marks the release of Holley Gerth’s latest book, You’re Made For A God-Sized Dream. 

I’ve been a  dreamer by nature for as long as I can remember, and to that end, I am gleaning so much wisdom from this book.

Holley is a writer, speaker, e-coach & creativepreneur  who has a gift of imparting practical and heartfelt knowledge.  I first heard her speak at a Blessings Unlimited conference last summer, and I couldn’t take notes fast enough.  I feel the same is true when I read her printed words.

I believe everyone has God-sized dreams.  It’s not about how big or small they are, because He creates each one to perfectly fit the size of your heart.

From practical questions to answer on provided lines in the book, to the deeper questions posed at the end of each chapter, Holley gives practical and hard earned wisdom to the God-sized dreamer who is willing to do the work, wait on God, and believe, despite the trappings of fear.

You, my friend, are a warrior.  Every day you dream, you fight back the darkness and add a little more light to the world.  When you keep your heart open, the kingdom wins.

I’ve been doing my best to take steps toward my God-sized dreams these days. 

I’ve auditioned for a few regional theatre productions, conducted interviews with a variety of professional creatives for my blog and worked some blogging conferences into my schedule.

I’ve done the daily work of putting myself in front of the computer and the piano keys for daily practice in my writing and my singing.  I’ve prayed and talked out my questions and frustrations.

I’ve been deliberate in my  day to day work on my God-sized dreams.

When I’ve been tempted to just about give up on those dreams, Holley’s words have been there to comfort and encourage:

…Those desires in your heart?  The ones you know are from God?  They will be fulfilled.  He’s not teasing you, toying with your heart, making you long for something He doesn’t intend to provide…

 

Holley’s words serve as beautiful manifesto for the journey of a God-sized dream.

This is a rich and important read, my friends.

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To celebrate the release of You’re Made For A God-sized Dream, I’ve put together my own God-sized dreams playlist.

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 A God-Sized Dreams Playlist
  1. Dreamer – Bethany Dillon
  2. Dream – Priscilla Ahn
  3. Dream – Roy Orbison
  4. Dreams – Brandi Carlile
  5. Don’t Give Up – Bruno Mars
  6. Through Heaven’s Eyes – Brian Stokes Mitchell
  7. Dreams – The Cranberries
  8. Follow That Dream – Bruce Springsteen
  9. The River of Dreams – Billy Joel
  10. You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates

 {I am honored and grateful to have been a part of this book’s launch team.  Find out more about the other members of Holley’s Dream team here.}  I’ve also written a few other posts about God-sized dreams and Holley’s new book: find them here and here.  I was graciously given a copy of Holley’s book for review, but all of my gushing and happy thoughts about her words are my own.}

You’re Made For A God-Sized Dream is available March 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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