You Can’t Really Live Without It
“Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18, kjv)
Tired of living half a life—or even a waking nightmare? Struggling to find meaning in a job you don’t like? Facing graduation or mid-life changes in a faltering economy? Wishing you could rekindle a dream you gave up long ago?
It’s time to get your vision checked!
In this practical, energizing guide, pastor and author Craig Groeschel shows how to live life fully by finding, naming, and achieving your unique, God-given goal. The secret: knowing your chazown, a Hebrew word for “vision,” “dream,” or “revelation.”
You’ll see how to identify your chazown by taking a fresh look at your core values, spiritual gifts, and experiences. You’ll understand the big picture—and the vital details. In this book—now newly revised and updated—you’ll find . . .
· A brand new introduction
· Step-by-step instructions to uncover your chazown
· Personal stories that show the principles at work
· “You’re the Author” activities to help you apply what you’re learning
· “Key Thoughts” that capture and make it easy to remember crucial concepts
· A lively, thought-provoking study guide for individuals or groups
“Is something missing from your life? Are you aware that God has more for you? Seek Him. He will give you a chazown. And not just any, but one that is tailored specifically for you.”
Hard to Pronounce, Easy to Discover
Chazown (kha-ZONE) 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 yours alone to carry out. God isn’t hiding it. He wants you to know and embrace it!
Fulfilling your chazown is one of the most enjoyable, rewarding things you’ll ever do—because the blueprint is customized by your architect, the One who knows you best. That doesn’t mean it’s always easy though, which is why author Craig Groeschel provides plenty of battle-tested ways to stay on course.
Why waste another day aiming for the wrong target—or none at all? Take your first steps toward pursuing God’s chazown for you!
- Learn how to live life on purpose
“Everyone ends up somewhere in life, but very few end up somewhere on purpose.” That is the main premise of Chazown by Craig Groeschel. “Chazown” is a Hebrew word that means “vision” or “dream,” and is used by Groeschel to describe that purpose for which God created you. The book Chazown is meant to be a guide for discovering that ultimate purpose, and fully living in it.
Chazown is not a long book, and it is composed of several very short chapters, giving the book a quick, fun, effervescent feel. Groeschel’s light-hearted and approachable writing style only adds to this particular pathos. He comes across as a trustworthy guide, and when dealing with topics as touchy as life-direction and identity, this is probably a good thing.
Groeschel points out that every person’s chazown is discovered where their core values, spiritual gifts, and experiences overlap. He then turns his attention to the practical: how do you live out your chazown? Five “spokes” are identified that need to be in place for successful living of a chazown. These are areas where we must “succeed small in order to succeed big.” The five spokes are: relationship with God, relationships with people, finances, health and fitness, and work.
Chazown succeeds as a self-help book in two ways. First, it isn’t really a self-help book as much as a call to draw near to God and listen closely in order to find life purpose. Unfortunately, this activity is foreign to many believers and many live aimless lives as a result. Second, Groeschel is able to be systematic and comprehensive without coming across as constrictive and clinical. His outline for discovery and execution leaves room for people to “move around” as they work to discover their unique design.
I think this book works best as a focused call-to-action. Groeschel’s purpose is to get the reader moving and working for the expansion of the Kingdom of God. But he isn’t content just to call the reader to action; he wants movement with purpose and direction. I recommend this book for any and all who have yet to find their “sweet spot” in the Kingdom. Read this book, and go find your chazown.
Please Note: This audiobook was gifted as a part of the Christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. This has in no way influenced my opinion or review of this work.