Dream Big, Think Small: Living an Extraordinary Life One Day at a Time

Dream Big, Think Small: Living an Extraordinary Life One Day at a Time

by Jeff Manion
Dream Big, Think Small: Living an Extraordinary Life One Day at a Time

Dream Big, Think Small: Living an Extraordinary Life One Day at a Time

by Jeff Manion


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How do you build a life of significance?

As pastor and writer Jeff Manion shares in Dream Big, Think Small, truly great lives are built on the foundation of a holy redundancy—a 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310328575
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 01/31/2017
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 516,035
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jeff Manion (jeffmanion.org) is the senior pastor of Ada Bible Church in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he has served for over thirty years, and is the author of The Land Between and Satisfied. His great joy is digging deeply into Scripture and passionately teaching the story of the Bible in a clear and relevant way. Jeff enjoys running, cycling, and hiking. He and his wife, Chris, have three adult children.

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

Acknowledgments 213

Notes 215

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