Between Heaven and Hollywood: Chasing Your God-Given Dream

Between Heaven and Hollywood: Chasing Your God-Given Dream

by David A.R. White


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ISBN-13: 9780310345947
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 10/25/2016
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 516,603
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

David A.R. White is an actor, writer, director and producer in Hollywood. Though he has many credits to his name, White’s career hit new heights with the release of the blockbuster film God’s Not Dead, in which he also starred. He is currently the most visible actor/producer in faith films, having starred in and produced over forty films. When he’s not producing, acting, or writing, White is sharing his message of encouragement, inspiration, and humor at conferences and churches around the country. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Andrea, and their three children.

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Between Heaven and Hollywood: Chasing Your God-Given Dream 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
malmal0505 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed reading Mr. White’s book. He gave great advice, spiritual insight, encouragement, and enjoyed reading his story that was intertwined within the pages. I highly recommend this book to everyone!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love the man and his book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great book which inspires, is uplifting & always points to making Jesus Christ Lord of our life.
metzgersix More than 1 year ago
Have you ever wondered if God has a purpose for you? Have you ever wondered if the dreams you have are God given? Have you wondered how to go about these dreams? Wondered if you were on the right track? Or wondered if this setback was God's way of telling you to stop pursuing your dream? Friend, you are not alone! David A.R. White knows exactly how you feel. In his new book Between Heaven & Hollywood, Chasing your God Given Dream, David shares his own personal experiences of his own dreams, his God given dreams. Growing up in a Mennonite home on the wheat fields of Kansas, David knew God had a big purpose. David assures you that your dreams might just be the most important part of your life. He tells you that while your dream might be in your heart, it didn't start there. It started with God. And he encourages you how to pursue your dreams in a Biblical way. "If you live God's dream for you, nothing is impossible." David A.R. White is an actor, director, writer, producer, and co-founder of PureFlix. But first, David is a man of God, husband and father. Join David on this journey Between Heaven & Hollywood and pick up his book today!
4ACarter More than 1 year ago
In his new book Between Heaven & Hollywood, David A.R. White touches on a common problem when "chasing your God given dreams" - FEAR. Many of us struggle with "fear of failure" and it can hamper our direction of fulfilling what God wants us to accomplish. I love the way David A.R. White speaks so openly and honest about his path in life. He speaks as if we are having coffee at a local coffee shop, sharing what he has learned about fear and how to be bold in faith to overcome it. He plainly writes how to determine if your dream is from God, something I wish I could've read in my late high school years/early college years since I did not grow up in a "church" family. This book is a blessing and I highly recommend it to everyone!
Brother_Sears More than 1 year ago
When you first look at Between Heaven and Hollywood your first impression may be something like this “well this is just a self-help book” or “this is just another one of those preacher boys trying to make money off me by making me feel good.” Bluntly speaking, this is far from the truth. David A.R. White shares with the readers his journey of leaving home and the journey he took to find out what God has called him to do. Granted there are elements in which David wishes to imbue upon the reader practical advice about chasing their dreams and how God has shown him over the years how to reach that point, but it is not about the health and wealth Gospel. Mr. White spends time actually connecting with the reader in a way that makes them feel comfortable reading his journey, and makes them feel as if he was sitting next to them carrying on a conversation. Between Heaven and Hollywood makes for an easy read, filled with candid and humor filled stories from Mr. White’s youth, and early days in Hollywood, to very candid stories about where he had experienced failures and setbacks. He shares with the readers his times of weakness and his back-sliding, and times of restoration and rejoicing. He uses each of these opportunities to reflect on the Gospel message and explaining to the readers that failure is not necessarily the end, but may be God redirecting your focus in life. I personally think that Mr. White shows a genuine concern for the reader in how he delivers his message, and that this will be utilized in many ways, and not just a book that was written with self-help in mind but as a tool to minister to the un-saved world, as a whole, and to encourage the Christian to follow God’s calling in their life. It is in my humble opinion that every Christian should read this book, especially if they are a fan of PureFlix, this explains the humble beginnings of that company and how God had directed Mr. White to that destination. I have seen it said of this book, that it is not the self-help book that you think it is, and nothing can be farther from the truth. Pick up a copy of Between Heaven and Hollywood: Chasing Your God Given Dream and see what God is saying to you through David A.R. White’s journey. You never know, you may end up pursuing your own God-Given dream after the conclusion of the book. May God bless each of you as you read this book, and pursue your dreams.
DeniseSw More than 1 year ago
This is an incredible book filled with inspiration and Insight into following your God-given dream; all based on Scripture. Follow David A.R. White's journey through Hollywood, from his time on Evening Shade to the making of the God's Not Dead movies; see how God's hand has directed his path, and how David continues to seek God first, and lives out his God-given dream all for his glory; this book will definitely encourage you and will help to reignite the flame to follow your God-given dreams. A must read...
MelissaKNorman74 More than 1 year ago
I was selected to be part of his book launch team and was able to read the PDF of it first then I received the advance reader copy and really enjoyed the book and would recommend it for everyone, David takes you on his journey in life and in his career, his ups and downs, the book is very inspiring and his love for Jesus and living for His Glory are very much present in this book and in his life. He is co-founder of PureFlix movie company/entertainment and actor/producer/writer/director of many Christian films for PureFlix including God's.Not Dead films. God and Jesus are definitely shining through in this book. He tells you how to find, pursue and motivate you to go out and life your God-Given dream for God! David's and God's wisdom is present when reading this book. I have purchased some copies to get to family and friends to read and probably will buy a few more copies in the next week or so. An amazing book so please buy it, You won't be sorry that you buy it!
JustinaConfer More than 1 year ago
I am a member of the launch team for David A. R. White. I received an advanced copy of his book. I was surprisingly so deeply effected by his story. It moved me to tears. We have a lot of similarities in our backgrounds. I appreciated his honesty in telling his story. It is so true that we may have an idea of what the plan is for the dream God has given us but in the end, God's path will stand. Proverbs 19:21 I believe you will find this book as an easy read and very inspirational. I know I did. David has inspired me to get back to the dream God has given me. Thank you so much for sharing your story, David!
Stan_S More than 1 year ago
Another years in the making "overnight success" story! If you like to read and learn from someone else’s life journey, learn from others’ successes and failures then Between Heaven & Hollywood by David A. R. White is a book you should add to your library. If you have a dream you have yet to live then this is definitely a book for you. The sub-title is Chasing Your God-Given Dream. If you have heard of Pure Flix Entertainment and enjoyed and been moved by the God’s Not Dead movies (if you haven’t seen these I highly recommend them as well) you will recognize Pastor Dave and I expect will enjoy reading about where he came from, how he made it to Hollywood (probably not an example all will want to follow), and how he has ‘made it’ after reaching Hollywood. It is another ‘years in the making’ overnight success story. It may inspire you to pursue and realize your God-given dreams or you may be forced to accept one of the five reasons you may never realize your God-given dream. After reading this book you will want to go back and watch some of his previous work. Even if you don’t “know” him he has that look of familiarity that makes you wonder, “Where have I seen him before?” Maybe it was on TV in Evening Shade in the early 1990’s with Burt Reynolds or in one of his other movies such as Revelation Road. In any case, you will be entertained and learn something from this book and that is what I look for in the books I choose to read. It met those goals for me. A few of lessons from the book: 1) Why you should not have a Plan B and what to do when your Plan A doesn’t work. 2) Look at any calendar and you will notice that 'someday' is not a day at all. 3) Your dream is your ministry. The thing that burns in your heart and keeps you up at night is God's calling on you. 4) Why some never achieve their God-given dream A few of my favorite quotes from the book: “I always say you should try to push yourself to be comfortable in the uncomfortable.” “A moral compass without the principles of God's word is useless and ineffective.” “Oftentimes we Christians believe we are entitled to a lifetime of undefeated seasons.” “Never let success go to your head. Never let failure go to your heart.” How did the son of a Mennonite Minster from Kansas become a successful Hollywood actor and director? See the role rock picking, garden weeding, wheat farming, Rocky III, Barney the Dinosaur, the school librarian, Walter Payton, and Burt Reynolds played in David’s journey. They are all there. It’s all inside and ready for you to discover. Make your purchase today. When it arrives you will be glad you did. Your dream might not include Hollywood but this book might just inspire you to chase your God-given dreams wherever that leads P.S. I was fortunate to be part of the Launch Team for Between Heaven & Hollywood in exchange for my honest review. Since I have finished reading my honest review is what you see above. The best endorsement I can give you is after I read the book I bought more copies to give away as gifts. Join me and get your copy today.
BJP17 More than 1 year ago
I was given the opportunity to be a part of the book launch team for this book, which was an honor, because I admire David A.R. White as a Christian Hollywood star. This book has greatly impacted my life and I know it will inspire yours! "Between Heaven and Hollywood: Chasing Your God-Given Dream" is a book you will not regret buying. This book has truly been a tool that God has/is using and has given me hope and courage to pursue my own God-given dreams. David A.R. White is an inspirational writer/actor/producer that honestly deserves every award, for this incredible book. David A.R. White takes you through his personal life as a Christian following his God-given dream & calling. The stories, advice, and valuable lessons he shares in the chapters will motivate and inspire you. This is a great read to add to your bookshelf.
booklovingmomof5 More than 1 year ago
I had seen David A. White in movies and was excited to be selected to receive an early copy of his book, Between Heaven and Hollywood. However, I had no idea whether or not the author really had a story to tell or how well he could convey it if he did. Well, I need not have worried! Between Heaven and Hollywood is a masterfully written, compelling story that touches every emotion. One minute I was laughing as David shared a funny story from his life, but the next moment I was shedding a tear and contemplating my own walk with God. This book is one of those rare gems you don’t want to put down as it is a sheer joy to read. It is a wonderful reminder that, although our dreams may differ greatly, we all have a God-given plan for our life, and we need to listen prayerfully for his guidance as we seek it. I highly recommend Between Heaven and Hollywood for personal reading and also as a wonderful gift to bless someone with this holiday season – or for no occasion at all!
Pastor_C More than 1 year ago
I received an advance copy of BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HOLLYWOOD and enjoyed reading every chapter. While the book is partially autobiographical and partially motivational by design it is purely entertaining and informative. David A. R. White tells all about his life giving us a glimpse behind the success (and failure) of the GOD'S NOT DEAD producer/actor. Having had a dream to act from an early age, David walks the reader through his mistakes in such a way as to help motivate others with any dream avoid the same. This would be a great read for anyone chasing their dream but finding the chase more difficult than they thought. It would also be a great gift if you know someone struggling, doubting their dream or calling and it is just an entertaining and enjoyable read for anyone just wanting to get to know David's story. You won't be bored or disappointed.
gewarc More than 1 year ago
I have the privilege of being a part of David's launch team for this book so I was able to read it prior to it's release date. The first word that comes to mind is "WOW". The book is entertaining, motivating, sad, funny, inspirational, helpful and impossible to put down. I stayed up way past my bedtime on a couple of work nights because I didn't want to stop reading. I have wondered for many years why some people have a God-given dream and embark on a journey to fulfill it while I never seemed to have any motivation at all. By the time I finished this book I realized that I do in fact have a God-given dream and it was right in front of me all the time. I just needed to listen to God. So thank you David A. R. White for allowing God to use you to help me. -Ginger Christopher
Hope4Broken More than 1 year ago
I received an advance copy of this book and after reading it, I purchased multiple copies to give to others. I thoroughly enjoyed reading "Between Heaven and Hollywood". David A.R. White is humorous and self-deprecating while sharing touching moments, hard earned wisdom, sound advice and great Biblical truths. The author knows from experience that the path to success is not a straight line, but is full of unexpected twists and turns. He reminds the reader of the importance of faith and remembering that God is in control, even when it doesn't seem like He is. The author encourages us to trust that God will lead and guide us as we look to Him and that in God's economy, waiting time is not wasted time. David's experiences are a testament to Romans 8:28 and the promise that God will work all things together for those who love Him. David is well known for being a great story teller who brings hope and encouragement through his skills as an actor, director and producer. He is equally compelling and gifted as an author. I found this book to be a great source of hope and encouragement and highly recommend it. Debbie Kay