Holley Gerth is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, certified life coach, and speaker. She loves connecting with the hearts of women through her popular blog and books like You're Already Amazing. She's also cofounder of (in)courage and a partner with DaySpring. Holley lives with her husband, Mark, in the South. Hang out with her at www.holleygerth.com.
You're Made for a God-Sized Dream: Opening the Door to All God Has for Youby Holley Gerth
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We all long to live with more purpose, passion, and joy. Yet in the middle of our hectic lives, the God-sized dreams that have the potential to lead us into all God has planned for us are the ones that tend to get lost. With her intimate, approachable style and constant encouragement, popular blogger and author Holley Gerth invites women to rediscover the big dreams God has given them--and then dare to pursue them.
With the enthusiasm and honesty that we all want from our closest friend, Holley encourages women to overcome excuses--too busy, too late, too far out of my comfort zone--and believe that their God-sized dreams can become reality. She takes readers by the heart and says, "Yes! You can do this! Let's go!" and then guides them forward with a loving hand. A licensed counselor and certified life coach, Holley insightfully combines inspiration with practical application in this positive book.
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I absolutely am in love with this book. Holley writes as so she is next to you helping you through this time. This book is perfect for anybody, especially those who need encouragement to chase a dream! I have reread this too many times to count. This book has brought me closer to God and closer to myself. I highly recommend this book!
I really love the simple nuggets Holley shares. I am slowly strolling through this garden of words & ideas as great sources of encouragement whose fragrances draw me in during my stroll. Don't miss out.
Life changing. Inspiring. A gift direct from the Hand of God. Holley Gerth is a God-gifted Encourager. If you need some boosts in spirit, take it by the page-fulls in her new book.I loved this book from page 1 to page 213. It was exactly what I needed to hear, exactly when I needed to hear it. There are oodles of helpful ideas and hints for battling fear, busyness, setting plans and trusting God throughout the entire book. Each chapter has things for you to do - share, pray about, consider. It is very interactive. Holley's hope was to sit down for a cup of coffee with each woman reading her book and listen to them share their heart about the dream they are clutching. It almost feels like she accomplishes this. Every word she gives is personalized and encouraging. Every page is geared towards you and your goal. Which leads me to share my favorite part of the book; Holley's personal notes to me. Well, not just me - they are for you too. But they felt like they were for me. Every once in a while a "handwritten" note is included within the pages of the chapter meant to lift you up right where you are at. She did a beautiful job of hitting the thoughts of my heart bang on. It was the icing on the yummy cupcake for me. I give this book an all out thumbs up! A ***** rating of incredible. It is an easy read - the time it uses up will be in the heart processing stages. Take your time, do the exercises and be blessed.
Best book I've read so far.
Holley Gerth in her new book, “You’re Made for a God-Sized Dream” published by Revell helps us Opening the Door to All God Has for You. From the Back Cover: Hello, you . . . The one looking for more purpose and listening for God’s plan. Here’s what that restlessness is really all about: there’s a God-sized dream knocking on the door of your heart. Before you think that sounds too big, let me assure you, God-sized dreams aren’t really about size at all. They’re about the desires God places within you that perfectly fit your heart. God-sized dreams are an essential part of who you’re created to be and what you’re called to do. They lead to more meaning, joy, and connection with the One who gave them to you. In the busyness of life, it’s easy to ignore them or let fear shut them out. But this is your moment. Now is your time. The “more” your heart is longing for has been there all along. Let’s open the door to all God has for you together. We all have things we’re afraid to tell anyone, hopes that feel silly, dreams that seem like dares and quiet longings of the heart that get especially loud sometimes. Holley Gerth believes that those our God-sized dreams. God-sized dreams mean more of Jesus, more of what He has created us to be, more of what He’s called us to do. It’s time to not give up on those dreams. If it a God-sized dream then God is dreaming it along with you and He wants it just as badly as you do. In eleven chapters Ms. Gerth walks us through the steps we need to take to realize just what our dreams are and what to do to make them a reality. Ms. Gerth knows about God-sized dreams. She has them also. She knows what we need and she is willing to walk with us to achieve our dreams. If you have ever had a desire in your heart that just will not go away then this is the book for you and now is the time for that desire to come to pass. You are going to enjoy this book and your dreams are going to become a reality. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.” Available March 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
Ever brainstorm an idea to take your hobby to the next level or maybe look into some type of venture, be it a small business at or away from home, or start a ministry? There are many things that we each feel a personal desire to explore and pursue and so few of us sometimes take it from being a dream to a reality; Reading, "You're Made for a God-Sized Dream" by Holly Gerth, I found the book inspiring and like a personal cheerleader, that encourages the reader to ask themselves, what is it that they would really like to try their hand at and take a chance at pursuing it, at some point in their lifetime. Truthfully, we are all created with different gifts and skills that God manifests in some ways in our lives, maybe its just the simple gift of comfort that we could take to another level and volunteer our time at shelters, nursing homes, or to the community at large; If we have a desire toward reaching out, finding ways through our church and community to utilize that drive to be there for others; Whatever that drive is, Holly Gerth, gently shares encouraging words to motivate and prompt us to go....what is it that we can do for God. The title of the book, reminds me of a photo that has been floating around, showing all the ways God has used everyday people for big tasks, so its inspiring to think of the small and big ways, we can reach out and discovered the dreams that God has in stored for us. Maybe its not to write a book or we may not be the world's next great inventor, but that doesn't negate the fact that we still have ways to make an impact with the people around us and with our neighborhood and community. Like Holly addressed in her book, "You're Made for a God-Sized Dream", this isn't about becoming a celebrity or an athlete, this is about making the most of what we are created to do in the areas we are strong in, where we are and if it takes us farther, to God be the glory, but that doesn't make our dreams less, but instead focus. Focused on what it is that we are capable of doing, and making the impacts where we are able to do without losing sight of the big picture. Sharing basic encouragement (addressing the need for getting quality sleep, taking care of ourselves physically, mentally and spiritually to name a few things), Holly's book isn't a self help book, or read this and be a success, but encouragement...straight, gentle encouragement that we all sometimes need to get from....keep dreaming about whatever it is we are dreaming about and how can we move beyond our personal fears and self doubts to taking a chance to see where God may take us. Reading the book, I came away from reading, "You're Made for a God-Sized Dream" with encouragement to do the things that I may have been afraid to take a chance on or to try for the first time and that is something this book is geared toward: Taking away fears and the "I could never do that" and instead, share through personal anecdotes, examples and scripture that through God, all things really can be possible, both in small ways and sometimes, surprisingly big ways. Available in both hardcover and e-book, this was a very motivating book to encourage us to look beyond the "can't", "shouldn't" and "don't" and instead focus on the "try it", "take the first step" and "take a chance". **Thank you to Revell Publishing for the opportunity to read and review this book***
If you have a dream in your heart - I HIGHLY recommend this book by Holley Gerth!! It is like eating a decadent dessert you don't really want to finish -- I sit down to read several chapters - and I have to stop because the truth, the encouragement, the practical exercises, the beauty of her words causes my soul to simply pause, reflect and soak it all in. Her book is giving me momentum and so much encouragement towards my dreams! You won't be disappointed! :) I think I have dog-eared and highlighted more pages in this book than not! Oh, and warning - you will find yourself smiling to yourself as you read this book - it's like a hug from your BFF!