Friday, April 17, 2009

Put Your Dream To The Test by John C. Maxwell

Are moms allowed to dream? Absolutely! John C. Maxwell makes that abundantly clear in his latest book, Put Your Dream To The Test: 10 Questions to Help You See It and Seize It. It doesn’t matter who you are or what stage of life you are in, Maxwell encourages and inspires with ten practical and necessary steps to guide you in your dream. It’s one thing to fantasize about being someone and accomplishing something; it’s another to live it out. Through well-chosen stories of triumph, powerful quotes and probing questions, Maxwell advises you to “put your dream to the test.”
~~Seldom have I written down answers to questions I’ve read in books. However, I did just that while reading the ten key questions in Put Your Dream To The Test. I gained focus and a heightened passion for my dream of encouraging women to be empowered and connected through my writing and speaking. How can we grow unless we are willing to ask the hard questions, the ones that get to the root of our dreams? Some of these questions are whether it is in fact our dream, whether we have a strategy in place to achieve the dream, or will our dream benefit others, as well as multiple other significant questions that will lead us towards potential success.
~~After all, if you are a mother you know that your children don’t rob you of your dreams; they just help you to be more intentional as you identify and live out your dream. Being a better mom to your children may even be your dream. And what a noble dream that would be!
~~I was honored to review this book for Thomas Nelson Publishers (
~~It’s an essential read for anyone who wants to do more than chase a dream. This book is for those who want to catch their dream and then pass it on to impact others.


  1. Thank you for stopping by my blog and reading my Top 10 list! I look forward to reading more of your blog.

  2. Sounds like a great book, especially for wannabe writers! We're always dreaming!

  3. i enjoy J.Maxwells books! he's a great writer!
    and I"m so glad you visited me today! you've got a great blog!

  4. Really fantastic post! Being a mom myself, I relate to the importance of having your life, children and husband fuel your dreams instead of distract you from them. How blessed we are to have the support to follow our passion, right?

    thanks for visiting my blog...I loved your comment on how it takes courage "and a little bit of crazy". Hilarious! True, but hilarious. Wishing you all good things!


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