Bethany House Publishers
From conception to refinement and fulfillment, Dutch Sheets, speaker and author of Intercessory Prayer, explores the many aspects of a dream or vision. He demonstrates from Scripture that humanity was created to be creative, joining its Creator in making the world a better place. Sheets maintains that within our dreams God has a dream, if we listen and submit our vision to Him. He recounts those who have made advancements in industry and technology who have been benefactors to others.
The book challenges readers to dream big with God, encouraging those who need to persevere to see fulfillment, and cautioning those who have let their dream become all about self. Sheets’ insights into Abraham’s pilgrimage and each altar he built show a progression in the character’s relationship with God. And his thoughts on Jacob’s life illustrate the refinement the vision must go through.
Ultimately, the process of receiving and pursuing a dream is about more than the dream itself; it’s about growing in a relationship and partnership with God, who uses the process to build and refine godly character. The author’s use of humor and illustrations makes for an enjoyable, inspirational read, and the questions at the end of each chapter make it suitable for a group study. —Deborah Delk Grady