I remember hearing about this book from my former boss, Rick Chromey, when I graduated college. It was in his insanely large book collection and I remember thinking, I'd like to read that someday.
Well, today's the day I can say I've read it!
I really like Stanley's writing style. He is clear and to the point. He does not beat around the bush and has great illustrations to make his point.
This book goes through the story of Nehemiah, who had a great vision for the city of Jerusalem.
"Without a clear vision, odds are you will come to the end of your life and wonder. Wonder what you could have done -- what you should have done" (kindle location 106).
Throughout the book, Stanley encourages us to dream dreams that are unique to us.
I related to Nehemiah a lot. Nehemiah was a "man with immense leadership ability who awoke every day to do a job that tapped little or none of those skills" (kindle location 358). Don't call me out for pride; I'm just relating to the fact that he was not living in a dream world with his dream job.
At the end of each chapter were simple exercises you could go through to help define and redefine your vision.
As with all of Stanley's books, it's worth a read.
I reviewed this book for Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers Blogging for Books. I received this book for free in exchange for a review of the book.