Monday, September 14, 2009

You Were Born For This and giveaway


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Title: YOU WERE BORN FOR THIS
Author: Bruce Wilkinson
Publisher: Multnomah
September 2009
ISBN: 978-1-60142-182-1
Genre: Inspirational/Christian Living

YOU WERE BORN FOR THIS is an inspiring book full of the way God has worked in Mr. Wilkinson’s life, and the lives of some of his acquaintances to work miracles. All they had to do was be open to the voice of God asking them to step outside the ordinary, and they followed.

Bruce Wilkerson says that he wrote this book to help us see that the land of personal, everyday miracles in your home turf. He also wants to help us believe that God will use us to deliver a necessary miracle to someone in need. YOU WERE BORN FOR THIS.

Many people believe that if God still works miracles He only performs them through a select group of people. But the truth is, that even us common people can be used of God to help accomplish His will, in sometimes miraculous ways.

Inside the pages of YOU WERE BORN FOR THIS, Bruce Wilkinson asks questions such as:

 Why are experiences of the miraculous so rare for must people?
 What if God wanted you to experience them on a regular basis?
 And what if ordinary people like you and me are invited to partner with God to deliver them to others?

If you believe that God can use you, inside the pages of this book you will learn how to make a life-style of predictable miracles you new normal. And you will see relationships change. Finances, families, and spiritual lives change. And God can use you.

YOU WERE BORN FOR THIS is an inspiring book that helped me believe that if only I am brave enough to act when God whispers, then maybe He can use me to perform His will. But sometimes, taking that step requires massive amounts of faith, and sometimes, the willingness to make a fool of yourself, as illustrated by some of the stories in this book. Still, this book is one to be read slowly, in small increments, so you can absorb all that Bruce Wilkerson is trying to teach us. I’m giving my copy to my pastor husband who told me he’s wanted this book. This is definitely a book you’ll want to read if you want to be used by God but aren’t sure how to go about it. $22.99 hardcover. 224 pages.




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 .

2 comments:

Goosegirl said...

Oh I want this book so badly!!! I hope I win it. The review was great! I am ready for our miracle!

Chanelle Degraff said...

This seems like a good book to read...thanks for the review.