As pastor and writer Jeff Manion shares in Dream Big, Think Small, truly great lives are built on the foundation of a holy redundancya persistence and determination to move faithfully in the right direction.
Dream Big, Think Small will provide:
- The plan for extraordinary living for ordinary life. Big dreams are achievable through steady progress over time.
- The motivation you need to stick with it for the long haul.
- The tools necessary for passionate longevity. You can faithfully lead, serve and love others over a lifetime without sacrificing your passion.
So many believers want their lives to count, but they are impatient with the slow pace at which goodness grows. Many of us struggle to embrace the faithfulness required to show up day after day after day. In Dream Big, Think Small Manion helps to reveal the joy in the small, seemingly inconsequential actions you take every day. Ultimately, you will learn how small persistent steps lead to tremendous and lasting results.
Filled with Manion's trademark inspiring stories and insightful biblical teaching, Dream Big, Think Small challenges you to explore the spiritual prescription of steady faithfulness. Following the principles of perseverance, intentionality, and discipline outlined in this book, you will see lasting and astonishing results in your spiritual health, within your marriage and family, in the quality of your work, and in a more authentic ability to honor God with your life.
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Table of Contents
Introduction: The Myth of Overnight Success 9
How to Read This Book 13
Week 1 A Case for Steady Movement
Day 1 A New Kind of Hero 17
Day 2 Ant Power 22
Day 3 Mister Rogers 29
Day 4 The Mobile History Lesson 35
Day 5 The Twenty-Mile March 41
Week 2 Refilling an Empty Tank
Day 6 Quitting before the Finish Line 49
Day 7 Aid Stations 54
Day 8 The Art of Rest 59
Day 9 A Life-Giving Rhythm 64
Day 10 Recovery 72
Week 3 A Healthy Heart
Day 11 The Highlight Reel 83
Day 12 A Dialogue with Your Soul 89
Day 13 The Power of a Thankful Heart 94
Day 14 Remembering Who You Are 99
Day 15 You Can't Do It All 104
Week 4 Life-Giving Relationships
Day 16 The Gift of Long-Term Friends 113
Day 17 The Circle 118
Day 18 Samuel's Circuit 125
Day 19 Dinner. Bath. Bed 130
Day 20 How We Heal 137
Week 5 Stress Fractures
Day 21 The Finish Line 147
Day 22 The Foundation 152
Day 23 The Fall 157
Day 24 Avoiding a Fall 163
Day 25 Who Are You Fighting For? 169
Week 6 Revisiting Success
Day 26 The Tabitha Factor 177
Day 27 When Nobody's Watching 184
Day 28 The Big Event 189
Day 29 The Wall and the Weeds 196
Day 30 Goodness Grows Slowly 202
Conclusion: Narrow Your Focus and Begin 209