My pastor and major spiritual influence in my and my family’s life, Bil Cornelius, has published his second book, I Dare You to Change! This book was published in September of 2010, and it has already become a national bestseller. People are being empowered to grow in the image of Christ, and lives are being radically changed all around me. It truly is a Holy Spirit breathed movement.
The byline of this anointed book reads, “Discover the Difference Between Dreaming of a Better Life and Living it.”
What is a better life? What should be the goal of every Christian? How big should we dream? Jesus answers these questions with a simple yet profound promise: “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father” (John 14.12 NIV).
With one sweeping statement, Jesus declares that every Christian should have just as much influence on this world as He. This is a bold thought, and many Christians push it away as ridiculous. But I believe that God’s favor, promises, anointing, and glory are not limited. I believe that God has more than enough imagination to weave billions of beautifully tailored destinies into His Master Plan. He loves all of us equally, and He has an amazing purpose for every life that He creates.
However, our purpose is great, and it is beyond our current capability. We will have to change in order to achieve it. Change is extremely difficult, but I have found that change is made easier when it is demonstrated. Just as a child learns by modeling his parents, we learn by modeling others. My change for Christ greatly increased when my husband and I started attending Bay Area Fellowship Church over five years ago. I am growing in my God-given purpose because my pastor cleared a path for change. This is why Pastor Bil’s book is so important — it helps make change personal and possible for every person.
Pastor Bil will be doing a Book Blog Tour for the next couple of months. I am honored to be his first stop. To celebrate, we will be giving away a copy of I Dare You To Change! signed by Pastor Bil. Every comment gets entered into the drawing, but I do encourage you to invest in this book….your dreams are worth it! If you would like to read a sample chapter, visit here. Deadline to enter is midnight 10/30/10.
The next stop of the tour will be at Woven by Words.
Favorite quotes from I Dare You to Change!
“Everything you need is available for your future if you will see what God already sees, especially since He created you to achieve at a level beyond anything you ever dreamed possible.”
“In order to discover God’s best for you life, you have to admit that you have been settling for less.”
“If you’re a parent who feels God calling you to be a godly leader to your children, you may have to look at your family’s lifestyle and make hard decisions about what needs to change.”
“Trusthworthiness cultivates credibility. Credibility creates trust. Trust builds strong teams.”
“What I’m trying to say is that we need to learn to trust God, even when we don’t understand everything about what He is asking us to do.”
“When successful people fail, they think about what went wrong and what they can do differently the next time.”
“I have been repeatedly given grace through Jesus Christ.”