Every little boy has a dream of one day doing something great. But by the time that boy becomes a man he will likely feel disillusioned by the mundane details and failures of everyday life. In his new book, DREAM, Kenny Luck, men’s pastor at Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, and founder of EveryMan Ministries, turns a common misconception about God’s vision for our lives on its head.
The world, even popular thinking in Christian circles, tells men that their lives are meaningful when they have achieved something noteworthy for themselves or for the kingdom of God. But what about the everyday guys --- the night janitor, the accountant, the guy in the minivan picking his kids up from school? The likelihood of the average man doing anything the world will truly recognize or remember is slim. These men begin to wonder: Am I significant? Where is the glory in my life?
"Reality says that 5 percent of life is extremely satisfying. Another 5 percent is extremely disappointing," says Kenny. "The rest --- the other 90 percent --- is just life, plain peanut butter and jelly. Many men think their dreams and the glory that goes with them reside somewhere else, far away from the peanut butter-and-jelly life. In Africa maybe. But the truth is that God's dream for us is not something we chase. It's something we become."
Kenny Luck possesses a unique gift for communicating biblical truths in a manner that speaks specifically to men. DREAM is Kenny at his best, written from a humorous perspective and filled with memorable stories and illustrations that will inspire men to release the dreams they have created for themselves, embracing instead the biggest dream of all --- becoming God's man and living the life He envisioned for them. God's man will:
- Decide to let God decide
- Reside in the glory of his reality
- Exchange his vision for God's
- Accept God's process
- Move his boundaries in continual growth
Kenny believes that God is waiting to help faithful men recapture, expand, and fulfill their God-given dreams. In RISK, the previous book from the God's Man series, Kenny encouraged God's men around the world to take stock of their faith and let God be big-really big. DREAM is written for the man who has discovered how big God is. It's about becoming a great man who seeks glory by joining God's personal process of becoming like His Son, leaving fantasies of greatness behind, and choosing to embrace his everyday reality to bring Him glory.
Kenny is the coauthor of six widely successful Every Man books, including the best-selling EVERY MAN, GOD'S MAN. DREAM is the second in the God's Man series, a bold new collection of resources for men who are ready to go to the next level in their faith. An accompanying DREAM WORKBOOK offers an easy-to-use, hands-on guide for personal or group study.
DREAM: Have You Caught God's Vision? © Copyright 2007 by Kenny Luck. Reprinted with permission by WaterBrook Press. All rights reserved.
DREAM © Copyright 2011 by Kenny Luck. Reprinted with permission by WaterBrook Press. All rights reserved.