Sunday, September 13, 2009

You Were Born for This by Bruce Wilkinson w/David Kopp

This is my kind of book: a combination how-to/inspirational/Christian Living. This is the kind of book I have to read with pen and paper beside me because I get a lot of ideas, not only for my own writing, but for my life. Another reason this book appeals to me is because I believe in "miracle-specific signals" (tho I've never called it that) and that if we learn to read them, then we can definitely respond to them. I believe God puts opportunities in our path and if we're in-tune with God, then yep, we're blessed over and over and over again. And we can bless others.

I'm giving away one copy of You Were Born for This by Bruce Wilkinson. If you want to be tossed in the basket for a drawing, leave a message.


Summary:
His New York Times phenomenon The Prayer of Jabez changed how millions pray. Now Bruce Wilkinson wants to change what they do next.

Anyone can do a good deed, but some good works can only happen by a direct intervention from God. Around the world these acts are called miracles—not that even religious people expect to see one any time soon. But what would happen if millions of ordinary people walked out each morning expecting God to deliver a miracle through them to a person in need? You Were Born for This starts with the dramatic premise that everyone at all times is in need of a miracle, and that God is ready to meet those needs supernaturally through ordinary people who are willing to learn how Heaven works.

In the straightforward, story-driven, highly motivating style for which he is known, Wilkinson describes how anyone can help others experience miracles in such universally significant arenas of life as finances, practical help, relationships, purpose, and spiritual growth.

You Were Born for This will change how readers see their world, and what they expect God can do through them to meet real needs. They will master seven simple tools of service, and come to say with confidence, “I want to deliver a supernatural gift from God to someone in need today—and now I know how!”

Author Bios:
One of the world’s foremost Christian teachers, Bruce Wilkinson is best known as the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller The Prayer of Jabez. He is also the author of numerous other bestsellers, including A Life God Rewards, Secrets of the Vine, and The Dream Giver. Over the past three decades, Wilkinson has founded several global initiatives, including organizations that recruited and trained thousands of Americans to address hunger, AIDS, and poverty in Africa. Bruce and his wife, Darlene, have three children and six grandchildren. They live outside Atlanta.

David Kopp has collaborated with Bruce Wilkinson on over a dozen bestselling books, including The Prayer of Jabez. He is an editor and writer living in Colorado.

7 comments:

Debra Harris-Johnson said...

"The Prayer of Jabez" was life altering for me. I still say it often. As a result God has enlarged my territory greatly. I've got my blog, writing friends,& a column & much more. Yep put me in the hat. Sounds like a keeper.

Trish Perry said...

Thanks for the info about Wilkinson's latest, Jess. I've always enjoyed his focus on our striving to be vessels for God's work. A great way to live one's life. I'd love to read the book.

Tina Dee Books said...

Very interesting. Sound like a lot of great learning can be had from this read. I like your idea about having a pen & pad at hand to take notes as God speaks into your heart as you read.

sunnij said...

I LOVE Bruce's books. A life changer for me is "A Life God Rewards". Also The Dream Giver. We've given countless numbers of these books as gifts.

Mae Nunn said...

I'd love to have a copy of Bruce's new book! Mae Nunn

Debby Lee said...

"The Prayer of Jabez" has had such an impact on my life. I refer back to both the book and devotionsl often. I can't wait to read this book. Thank you for the opportunity to win it.

jess said...

Thanks to everyone who left a comment. All names were put in a basket and my daughter plucked the name of . . . Debby Lee.

And I did NOT procrastinate. The book was put in the mail on Wednesday. :)