Emergent church pastor McManus (Soul Cravings) encourages readers to dream wide awake—in other words, to live their dreams. From McManus's perspective, the salvation that Christianity offers is not only redemption from sin but also an invitation to a much bigger life. Each chapter focuses on a skill dreamers need, including focus, creativity, the urge to discover, a willingness to adapt and joy for life. He encourages readers to get out of jobs that simply pay the bills and do something meaningful—which may mean moving to Tibet or maybe India or South America. There's nothing new here, and McManus relies on clichés, though he writes simply and with energy. Christian readers attempting to figure out how to pursue their dreams would do better with Max Lucado's Cure for the Common Life. Some readers, though, may be more comfortable with McManus's pop psychology approach to the scriptures, where Daniel becomes the poster child for adaptability, Jesus represents a focused life and Isaiah's prophetic, Arise, shine; for your light has come becomes a call to [live] up to your potential. (July)
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Erwin R. McManus (BA, University of North Carolina; MDiv, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) serves as lead pastor and cultural architect of Mosaic, a diverse, multi-ethnic church based in Los Angeles, California. As founder of Awaken, an entrepreneurial community, Erwin collaborates with a team of dreamers and innovators who specialize in the field of developing and unleashing personal and organizational creativity. A national and international consultant on culture, change, leadership, and creativity, he partners with Bethel Theological Seminary as a futurist and distinguished lecturer. He is the author of the ECPA Silver Medallion Award-winning book, An Unstoppable Force, and Seizing Your Divine Moment, Uprising: A Revolution of the Soul, and The Barbarian Way.
This author should be on Oprah…he is that good. Best kept secret in Hollywood. A must read for every follower of Christ!Published 11 months ago by Deborah L.
If you have an entrepreneur spirit or passion in life, then this book is a must read!!! It gave me a whole new perspective on how to approach life and what to do with my passions... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Panda Miranda
This is one of my favorite books. I re-read it every once in a while, to remind myself where I fall short of "dreaming wide awake. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Teikvah
Wide awake is well written, spiced with humor and biblical references, it allows you to think "outside the box" regarding personal choices in living a spiritually geared... Read morePublished 23 months ago by James H
I bought this book as a gift for my sister after reading it myself......Erwin Rahael McManus is an anointed communicator.....what can I say?.....read the book...Published on December 26, 2012 by Eki
This book is amazing. I was already a fan of Irwin McManus, but this book sealed the deal. You couldn't ask for a better book to get you focused on getting your life on track to... Read morePublished on December 24, 2012 by S. George
This book contains a very positive message about God's intentions for us, and how we should live our lives. Read morePublished on June 1, 2012 by Michael Travis Jasper
In this book Erwin McManus seeks to motivate his readers to dream wide awake by encouraging them to see their potential and step outside their comfort zones. Read morePublished on August 1, 2011 by L. Williams