Dreaming with God: A Bold Call to Step Out and Follow God’s Lead by Sarah Beth Marr


The world tells us that the way to make all our dreams come true is to set our own course and strive every day. But when it’s all on us, we end up feeling exhausted, frustrated, and, disappointed when things don’t turn out as we’d hoped. Have you ever wondered if there was a better way?

There is. God knows the desires of our hearts–he put them there. And he calls us to trust, to lean on him, and sometimes . . . to wait. Weaving together her unique perspective as a professional ballerina with profound truths drawn from Scripture and the life of faith, Sarah Beth Marr reminds us that we are not dreaming alone. If God has given us a dream, we can be sure that he will come alongside us as we work toward realizing it. Using her own story as a catalyst, Marr encourages women to surrender their plans to God, to stay in tempo with his Spirit, and to step into a deeper relationship with Christ. When they do, she says, they will be able to move confidently into the future, knowing that their dreams and God’s desires are aligned in perfect harmony.

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Title: Dreaming with God: A Bold Call to Step Out and Follow God’s Lead

Series (if applicable): N/A, nonfiction

Author: Sarah Beth Marr

Publisher: Baker Books

Genre(s): Nonfiction, Christian, Christian Living

Recommended Age: 13+, for interest

My Rating: four stars

My Review:

This was the book for me. I’ve been struggling with I’ve wanted to do when I’m an adult, especially because I tend to dream about it too much.

I thought it was interesting that the author is a ballerina. Although I wouldn’t want to do that specific talent myself, I am always wowed when I watch ballerinas dance. It seems so complicated. I loved how she used terms from the ballerina world, and that really drew me in. Also, the writing style was wonderful and it was so friendly.

Getting back on topic, I struggle with my desires. Although I can’t say I’ve completely done so because I’m human, this book really helped me with putting it in God’s hands instead of being selfish and pursuing them.

After reading a chapter, there would be questions for you to answer. They really help you think about what God wants for you, and pursing Him instead of yourself. Honestly, I probably didn’t do it in the best way since I kind of answered them in my head. I’m planning to go back and use a notebook to write down my thoughts. Because I can’t handle using a pen/pencil in books. *shudders*

I think this is a great book for those who have desires and dreams. I think it’d be great for any age, especially adults, but I’ve suggested 13 and older for interest. It’s completely clean (unless I forgot anything), but I can’t see a younger child reading this until they understand this topic.

I received a print copy from Baker Books in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to provide a positive one. This review was written in my own words and opinions. Check out my Amazon Afflilate Link and Reviewer Disclaimer pages.


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