Friday, January 07, 2011
The Cause Within You by Matthew Barnett
Founder of The Dream Center and author of The Church That Never Sleeps is back to mentor you into your own personal dream. What is that one thing you were born to do? How do you identify it and pursue it?
Whether we realize it or not, each of us was created for a great cause—and we will never be truly fulfilled until we find and pursue it. Matthew Barnett, son of a well-known megachurch pastor, discovered his great cause when he relinquished his dream of building a big, successful church like his father’s and began listening for God’s dream for his life. Sensing that God was calling him to serve the poor and powerless of Los Angeles, Matthew founded the Dream Center, a beacon of hope for homeless families, drug addicts, abused women and children, victims of human trafficking, teen runaways, gang members, and many others whose lives were filled with brokenness.
If you are hungry for a life full of passion instead of apathy; if you are ready to use your specific gifts and abilities to make a mark on the world; if you need to be reminded that God loves you and has a plan for your life-The Cause Within You is the book that can change everything. Through his own story and the stories of others whose lives have been transformed, Matthew Barnett will lead you to the cause of your lifetime.
From the Back Cover:
You were created for something amazing . . . and it’s time to discover what it is!
Matthew Barnett, son of megachurch pastor Tommy Barnett, discovered the cause he was made for when he relinquished his dreams of success and began listening for God’s dream for his life instead. When he sensed that God was calling him to serve the poor and powerless, Matthew founded the Dream Center in Los Angeles, a beacon of hope for homeless families, addicts, abused women and children, victims of human trafficking, teen runaways, and many others whose lives are filled with brokenness. Through his own story and the stories of others whose lives have been transformed, Matthew Barnett points the way for anyone searching for hope that God created them for a great cause—and that He can use all their life experiences, even the most difficult, to fulfill it. Along the way, he shares principles for:
*Finding the cause you were made for—and letting your cause find you
*Preparing for your cause
*Believing in a cause again after being burned or burned out
*Experiencing the rewards of a great cause
If you are open to discovering the unique cause within you, let Matthew Barnett be your guide through a process that could transform your life—and many others around you.
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: BarnaBooks (February 1, 2011)