In It’s Not Over, Pastor Joshua Gagnon explores the God-given purpose of our dreams and encourages us to keep believing that we can achieve them and keep working hard to do so.
About the Book
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.
'I grew up in Massachusetts, and seeing the wild, wonderful adventure Josh is on there made it so easy to endorse this book. If you've ever thought it's too late to make an impact with your life or that you don't have the right set of skills or strengths, read this book. There's real hope inside and, maybe even more important, there are real steps you can start taking today.'
Jon Acuff, New York Times bestselling author of Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done
'Pastor Josh Gagnon's faith and passion are contagious. His new book It's Not Over is practical, engaging, and power-packed with spiritual encouragement. Whether you are overcoming a disappointment or simply dreaming big, this book will build your faith and inspire you to do more than you thought possible.'
Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church and New York Times bestselling author
'Josh Gagnon is a dreamer--but not just any dreamer. He's a dreamer who is brave enough and bold enough to accomplish those dreams through the power of the Holy Spirit and the persistence to see them through. Josh has a unique ability to encourage you to dream big while also preparing you for the realities required to bring a dream to life. If there is a God-given dream on your heart, It's Not Over is for you.'
Jenni Catron, founder of The 4Sight Group and author of The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership
'Joshua Gagnon is a fresh and timely voice in the church. He's built an incredible, life-giving, and growing church in one of the most difficult places to do so (New England), all while creating healthy culture and leading with excellence. Don't hesitate for a second to partner with him to bring this book and many others to the public square. All of us need a road map and reminder to keep dreaming big, God-sized dreams. That's Joshua. He's the right voice, right now, to bring this book to life. Our culture is starving for hope and a fresh vision for life.'
Brad Lomenick, founder of Blinc and author of H3 Leadership and The Catalyst Leader
'There's a good chance that at one time, you thought so much was possible. Life has a way of popping that balloon. People tell you your dream won't work. Reality hits. And you just get . . . discouraged.
'I'm so grateful for Josh Gagnon's voice. Not only can you defy the critics, but you can crush the negative voices in your head that tell you that you can't. Josh has lived the last decade defying the odds in the name of Jesus. It's my hope you'll discover how you can too. Josh is a leader's leader, and his voice is a voice this generation needs to hear.'
Carey Nieuwhof, author and founding pastor of Connexus Church
'What a special reminder of understanding God-sized dreams and how to recognize what they look like in your life, right where you are at. This book will help awaken the desires God has tucked in our hearts and call them out to life.'
Jennie Lusko, pastor (with Levi Lusko) of Fresh Life Church
'In It's Not Over, Joshua Gagnon has a unique message that we all need to hear: your dreams are not dead, and God isn't done with your life! As you read this book, you will find encouragement, hope, and renewed faith that God has a plan for your life.'
Chris Hodges, senior pastor, Church of the Highlands; author of The Daniel Dilemma and What's Next?
'It's Not Over is an encouragement to everyone who is stuck in the past, wondering what could have been. Instead, look to the future and dare to imagine what God can do. Pastor Josh offers a reminder we so desperately need to hear: God isn't done working in our lives, and that is a very good thing.'
Greg Surratt, founding pastor of Seacoast Church and president of ARC
'Everyone has a dream. For some, it's nothing more than a lofty aspiration. But for others, the pursuit of a God-sized dream leads to an amazing and beautiful reality. In It's Not Over, you'll discover the difference between mere wishful thinking and the pursuit of a God-given dream as Josh Gagnon explores the predictable resistance and obstacles that every God-sized dream faces--and what it takes to keep toward the destination God has placed in your heart. Whether you feel like your dream is just now in the formative stage, has been shattered beyond repair, or is simply stalled out and going nowhere, you'll find great help and wisdom in these pages.'
Larry Osborne, pastor of North Coast Church and author
'In It's Not Over, Josh not only gives us permission to dare to dream big dreams again but also blazes a trail and demonstrates how. He shows us that it is no longer time to allow our fears, our failures, and our flaws debilitate us from the futures God has for us. If you let it, this book can change the trajectory of your life and the lives of those around you.'
Levi Lusko, pastor of Fresh Life Church and bestselling author
'Pastor Gagnon gives us gentle reminders that as we go for our dreams, it is our faith that will keep us moving past the darkest moments. Without faith, we will not have hope, and without hope, we will not persevere. Always believe and never give up! It's Not Over will inspire you to keep going, focus on the positive, and overcome the odds.'
Rudy Ruettiger, otivational speaker, author, and inspiration behind the film Rudy
- ISBN: 9780785230625
- ISBN 10: 0785230629
- Imprint: Thomas Nelson
- On Sale: 2020-02-25
- Pages: 224
- List Price: $18.99
- Publisher: Thomas Nelson
- Publication Date: 2020-02-25
- Category 1 : RELIGION / Christian Life / Personal Growth
- Category 2 : RELIGION / Christian Life / General