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Posted May 14, 2008
When some guidance is needed...
Chazown is a wonderful book with many thoughtful examples and tools to guide you in finding your purpose in life. When I first picked this book for a project, I didn't know what to expect. At first I was a bit nervous if I had made the wrong choice but it turned out I found something very though provoking. The stories Craig tells me helped illustrate some points he was trying to show and even had some pages where I could check off what I had in my life and what I was missing. I didn't have any trouble understanding what I was missing as Craig does bring attention to the reader keypoints with the use of different colors and large text. There are many metaphors, allegories, similes, and even things that refer back to previous pages if you forgot what he was talking about. There is a lot of usage of bible passages and it is related to what he's talking about perfectly. Chazown also brings some friendly humor to the table with a few funny headlines and titles along with some situations which just make you laugh. But the core thing that made me like the book were the stories and how much it made me think about a feww things weren't working and how I had to make them right. Craig often tells you that things may happen, but they don't happen on purpose. That much is true, too many people just sit around and wait for things to come. If you are looking for a little help in exploring yourself and improving your life then I totally recommend this book!
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Posted June 5, 2012
A Phone Tree Book Review Chazown by Craig Groeschel was a highl
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Chazown by Craig Groeschel was a highly interesting read. This book offered scriptural perspective, enthusiastic motivation, straight talk, and practical how-to tips. The author did a great job of providing questions, statements and exercises to help individuals identify that which is unique within them. The theme of defining your vision, pursuing your passion, and living life on purpose was covered well.
Attracted to the concept of vision, I elected to read Chazown because I was interested in clarifying my life vision and I wanted to better align myself with God's plan so that He could receive my best fruit in every way possible. I wanted to appreciate where God would lead me if I only I surrendered my once upon a time vision for His more perfectly determined one. This book and the numerous resources associated with it helped me more than I can say in acheiving my aim.
I would recommend this book to anyone seeking direction, encouragement, and an in-your-face plan of action for life change...and vision.
Phone Tree Rating: 4/5 Stars ****
Posted January 7, 2012
Posted May 9, 2011
figure out what God wants with your life!
I know, weird word huh? Chazown. It means vision. And in his book, Chazown, Craig Groeschel talks about how to find God's vision for your life. In many ways, this book is really similar to Andy Stanley's Visioneering, but probably for a younger crowd. Groeschel's writing style will probably be good for college students or people who need some humor when reading a book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Groeschel explains the three parts of chazown- our values, spiritual gifts, and past experiences. Most people who have been around the church for very long will probably find little "new" information, but it's packaged in a way that is easy to move through as you journey to finding God's vision for your life.
There is one thing about this book that I love.. and that is the writing exercises that Groeschel leads the reader through at the end of each section. He asks really good questions that would be really helpful to walk yourself, or someone that you are mentoring, through.
In addition, Groeschel has a website for the book that is helpful as well. And it's FREE!
I would particularly recommend this book for college age students and those working with college students!
Thank you, Multnomah books for giving me a FREE copy of this book to review in exchange for a book review. I was encouraged to give my honest opinion- whatever that may be!
Posted February 25, 2011
Find Your Vision
Chazown is Pastor Craig Groeschel's look at an ancient Hebrew word that has a lot of cultural relevance in the 21st century. Groeschel asks every reader that is human to decide the kind of life that they want to live. The choice stands between a life of existence or one that truly reaches beyond the ordinary. Particulary compelling are the "Five Spokes of Chazown" that Groeschel addresses. Taking a look at ourselves and how relationships with god, people, finances, health and work, he shows how God doesn't desire for us to simply accept life. Written in an easy manner, this book provides helps at the end of each major section that force the reader to look deeper in to themselves and also helps them to practically apply it to the vision that God has for them in their lives. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review. All opinions are my own.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 1, 2011
Great book if you ant to find yourself
Finding your own path, a very interesting book. Chazown meaning "vision". I love how Craig Groeschel has constructed you to take a look back at your life and re-examining everything with god in mind. the author helps you reshape your vision with examples and gets you involved in finding your own path. The spiritual gifts, past experiences and core values gives you an platform to get to your vision through each one. Many wonderful bible quotes and not to preachy.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.