- Hardcover: 224 pages
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson (July 16, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 159555484X
- ISBN-13: 978-1595554840
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 167 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #283,460 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author
Phil Cooke, a writer, speaker, and filmmaker, is changing the way business, church, and nonprofit leaders influence and engage the culture. Christianity Today calls him a “media guru.” His media company, Cooke Pictures, advises many of the largest and most effective churches and nonprofit organizations in the world, and his books and blog (at philcooke.com) are changing the way they tell their story.
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Hope and encouragement are what Phil Cooke offers up all through his great tome, and he offers it, not from the condescending heights of one who has made it big pontificating to us lowly wandering peasants, but as a lowly wanderer himself who longs to help his brethren by offering irreplaceable instruction and essential direction to help us too get out of the hazy maze of "What was I made to do?".
Freedom, Cooke offers, and--like a G.P.S. for finding life's purpose--Cooke coaxes you onto the road you, personally, are to take to find EXACTLY what you, personally, are made to do.
Essential, common sense advice is another keystone Phil Cooke provides in his passionate, self-imposed mission to help you find your One Big Thing. The following is one of my favorite common-sense excerpts from OBT that kept me excited about turning to the next page:
"Take notice. Take notice of the types of projects you request at work. Take notice of the books you buy, the movies you see, and the TV programs you view. Take notice of the types of friends you have, the conferences you attend, and your magazine subscriptions.
"While it's certainly not true in all cases, your daily decisions are a window into your struggles, your passions, and your dreams.
"What you buy and how you live your life reveals more about you than you realize."
We all have gifts from God, Cooke tells us; the crucial task is finding what they are by learning, among other things, what our natural desires and abilities are.
We are the folks standing in line at The Antique Road Show holding items we think (think, but are not sure; which is why we are in line) are of great value; OBT helps us determine if it's a jackpot or if we need to go back to the attic and find the one that is.
Thanks, Phil Cooke, for an essential book that encourages its readers, gives clarity to our journey; and, more than anything else, gives hope to everyone hungry to find their One Big Thing!
One Big Thing is a game changer in my current decision making process - I'm asking the right questions now to get the right answers. This is a thought provoking and life changing book for anyone who seeks to find a dream they can call their own. I can think of no other author who can hit this subject with such truth and impact. I know I'll be talking about this book for a long time and recommending it to others for years to come.
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