Living not striving…

Random thoughts and daily adventures in my life

You Were Born for This September 19, 2009

Filed under: Book reviews — erikaivory @ 2:17 am

I am all about some inspiration, some encouragement and a spiritual challenge.  Throw in some amazing stories about faith and miracles…. and WHAM! you have my attention.  You can find all these in Bruce Wilkinson’s new book You Were Born for This.

The past few years have provided me with some life lessons that have led to a deeper faith and a strong belief in God’s Sovereignty, as well as His desire to be involved in every detail of our lives.  I have written here and here about an awakening and a sense that we are meant to not live “normal” lives.  Christ did not die for me to just live an average life.  He died so He could fill me and use me and change the world through my hohum little existence.

Bruce Wilkinson speaks to this notion and runs with it:)  He shares amazing principles and stories that help someone like me accept the amazing challenge to live out a dynamic, miracle filled existence.  If you have ever felt like there is just supposed to be “something more” to this life than please, PLEASE go buy and read this book.

You can purchase this book online at or at your local bookstore:) Check out below a summary of the book, bio of the author and a video clip about the book.


His New York Times phenomenon The Prayer of Jabez changed how millions pray. Now Bruce Wilkinson wants to change what they do next.

Anyone can do a good deed, but some good works can only happen by a direct intervention from God. Around the world these acts are called miracles—not that even religious people expect to see one any time soon. But what would happen if millions of ordinary people walked out each morning expecting God to deliver a miracle through them to a person in need? You Were Born for This starts with the dramatic premise that everyone at all times is in need of a miracle, and that God is ready to meet those needs supernaturally through ordinary people who are willing to learn the “protocol of heaven.”

In the straightforward, story-driven, highly motivating style for which he is known, Wilkinson describes how anyone can be a “Delivery Guy” from heaven in such universally significant arenas of life as finances, practical help, relationships, purpose, and spiritual growth.

You Were Born for This will change how readers see their world, and what they expect God can do through them to meet real needs. They will master seven simple tools of service, and come to say with confidence, “I want to deliver a supernatural gift from God to someone in need today—and I expect to!”

Cover art:

Author Bios:

One of the world’s foremost Christian teachers, Bruce Wilkinson is best known as the author of the New York Times #1 bestseller The Prayer of Jabez. He is also the author of numerous other bestsellers, including A Life God Rewards, Secrets of the Vine, and The Dream Giver. Over the past three decades, Wilkinson has founded several global initiatives, including organizations that recruited and trained thousands of Americans to address hunger, AIDS, and poverty in Africa. Bruce and his wife, Darlene, have three children and six grandchildren. They live outside Atlanta.

David Kopp has collaborated with Bruce Wilkinson on over a dozen bestselling books, including The Prayer of Jabez. He is an editor and writer living in Colorado.

Below is a video clip about the book as well:


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