Author: Joshua Gagnon
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Publish Date: February 25th, 2020
Today is my stop on the TLC Books blog tour for It’s Not Over by Joshua Gagnon. I’m so excited to share this book with you – it’s quite timely.
When I received the invitation for this tour our world looked very different. There were hints of coming adversity but what I imagined looks quite different from the realities of today.
Disappointed with your life? Worried you’ll never achieve your dreams? Don’t be discouraged; it’s not over!
As children, we dream of someday being a superhero or an astronaut, a parent or a business owner, an actress or a sports star. The more outrageous the dream, the more sure we are that it will happen! Yet as we mature, hardships, hurts, and failures chip away at our dreams. Our past longings can seem like the naive wishes of childhood instead of the foundation of the life we were meant to live.
In It’s Not Over, pastor Joshua Gagnon, founder of the Next Level Church network, reminds us that we were born to dream—and to dream big. In fact, our dreams have the power to shape our lives. Join Joshua in discovering the answers to these questions and many more:
- How does dreaming help you discover your purpose?
- How do you identify whether a dream is even worth chasing?
- How do you overcome resistance, criticism, and doubt?
- How do you pray bold prayers when you don’t feel like praying at all?
- How do you finish strong on the journey toward your dream?
If you find yourself minimizing your dreams or feeling defeated by inner or outer resistance, there is good news: it’s not over! As long as you have breath in your lungs, God has a dream for you to chase. It’s what you were created for. And you can start today.
Hope. Who doesn’t need some hope right now?
This book was a reset button for me. It gave me the much needed reminder that dreams met with resistance are still worth pursing. I was also reminded that dreams can shape who we are – for me it’s not just about the achievement, it’s about the person I become in the process.
Which brings us to today. This book was written and published before COVID-19. And now we are all in a situation we never imagined. I can’t think of a time where everyone, on some level, is experiencing similar life changes. The last chapter is all about managing expectations, worrying about what is within your control, and finishing strong. Timely.
If there was a way to distribute the last chapter to the world, that would be great.
Unfortunately, that’s not possible so I would highly encourage you to grab a copy of this book. The author is a gifted communicator and I would definitely pick up another book by him. The writing is succinct, it is a quick read, and whatever your spiritual leanings are there is something in this book for everyone.
Thanks to TLC Book Tours and Thomas Nelson for a gifted copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
About Joshua Gagnon
Joshua Gagnon is the founding and lead pastor of Next Level Church, regularly recognized as one of the fastest growing churches in America. He is known for his uniquely authentic communication style that makes the hope found in Jesus relevant to people of every background. He and his wife, Jennifer, raise their two sons in New Hampshire.
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