Chazown Discover and Pursue God’s Purpose for Your Life has been released in a revised an updated version. Author and pastor Craig Groeschel is a name you may have encountered before if not this is a great place to start.
“Chazown is the Hebrew word for the dream, revelation, or vision God was thinking about when he made you. You’re one of a kind, placed on earth with a plan that’s your’s alone to carry out. God isn’t hiding it. He wants you to know and embrace it!”
At first review, this book might seem as if it repeats much of what other self-help classified books state. God has a plan for you! You were created for something special! Having read several of those books I was ready to glean a few new insights and move along.
Chazown is so much more than just a self-help book. It’s more than a book casting vision as well. Broken into 76 chapters this book is just over 200 pages and filled with steps and processes to take towards discerning and achieving God’s best life for you.
This isn’t a book that you can sit down and simply read. There are action steps that build on each other and likely will require some reflection and prayer. Unlike other books, I’ve read Chazown isn’t just about figuring out your passions or spiritual gifts. This book is about taking all the steps needed in every area of your life to allow for the present and future to include God’s plan for your life to be fulfilled in totality.
Groeschel reminds us of several things throughout the pages. Reflecting on past experiences, spiritual gifts, and talents combine to create patterns in our lives. God is not hiding his will for our lives. I found the steps to be thorough in relation to the totality of the processes outlined.
I believe that anyone who takes the time to go through all the processes outlined in this book will not only discover God’s calling on their lives, but will create an action plan to fulfill their calling and identify any hurdles that may be in the way.
Resources are promised throughout the book at www.chazown.com I tried the spiritual gifts assessment and was unable to get my results to email.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review. The opinions expressed are my own.