Reach Beyond Your Grasp: Embracing Dreams That Reflect God's Best for You -- And Achieving Them

Reach Beyond Your Grasp: Embracing Dreams That Reflect God's Best for You -- And Achieving Them

by M. Blaine Smith

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A new job or career? Marriage? A lifestyle change? Mastering a skill? A creative accomplishment? An athletic triumph? Your dreams are often far more within your reach than you realize. God has ordained each of our lives to certain accomplishment, Blaine Smith stresses. He has given us the capacity to dream big -- and those dreams that stand the test of time are often a vital indication of what he wants us to do with our lives. We must not be too inclined to “play it safe,” but need to stay open to new steps of faith.

In “Reach Beyond Your Grasp” Blaine Smith provides a strong mix of encouragement and practical help for taking these steps and putting your dreams in motion. He examines the positive role of desire in the Christian life, which so often is neglected in Christian teaching. He looks carefully at problems we face in finding permission to embrace our heart’s desires. And he encourages us to continue to think big and pursue fresh dreams for as long as God gives us the ability.


• Identify which of your dreams are most important to pursue

• Successfully set goals to achieve your dreams

• Understand how faith and hope relate to your success

• Draw on others’ help effectively

• Pray appropriately about your dreams

• Handle setbacks and move beyond them

• Deal with fears of failure and success

“Reach Beyond Your Grasp” will give you the heart to reach that new horizon, and the know-how to do it. It’s time to expand your sights and embrace God’s bigger picture for your life!

M. Blaine Smith, a Presbyterian pastor, is author of ten books, including “Knowing God’s Will”, “The Yes Anxiety”, and “Should I Get Married?”. He is director of Nehemiah Ministries in the Washington, D.C. area

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014539654
Publisher: SilverCrest Books
Publication date: 04/24/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 655 KB

About the Author

Blaine Smith’s long career has included giving seminars and lectures, speaking at conferences, counseling, and writing. He is author of nine books, including "Knowing God’s Will" (original and revised editions), "Should I Get Married?" (original and revised editions), "The Yes Anxiety," "Overcoming Shyness," "The Optimism Factor," "One of a Kind," and "Marry a Friend," as well as numerous articles (all books except Marry a Friend published by InterVarsity Press). These books have been published in more than thirty English language and international editions. He is also lecturer for Guidance By The Book, a home study course with audio cassettes produced by the Christian Broadcasting Network as part of their Living By The Book series.

Blaine served previously as founder/director of the Sons of Thunder, believed by many to be America’s first active Christian rock band, and as assistant pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, then for 30 years as director of Nehemiah Ministries, Inc.

Blaine is a graduate of Georgetown University, and also holds a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary. He and Evie live in Gaithersburg, Maryland. They’ve been married since 1973, and have two grown sons, Benjamin and Nathan.

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