Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Book Review: Passion to Action

Passion to Action

 How God Uses Ordinary People in Extraordinary Ways
by Jay and Beth Loecken

Jay and Beth Loecken were an ordinary family searching for meaning in their lives. They seemed to have all they needed in life, yet something kept pulling at them—a stirring, a sense that they were being called to a greater purpose in life.

After coming home from a mission trip to Africa, the Loecken family returned to their comfortable lifestyle, but they all knew they wanted something more.  In April of 2008, the family made the daring decision to sell their home, purchase an RV, and begin traveling the country serving communities in need.

In Passion to Action, the Loeckens share the remarkable story of how their life was turned upside down and fulfilled them more than they ever thought possible.  It will inspire readers to discover their own passions and put them into action.

Something kept pulling at Jay and Beth Loecken, telling them there's more to life than the pursuit of a large home, nice cars, and all the trinkets and trappings for a suburban family of six.  They felt something stirring, a feeling that God had a different purpose for them, and they knew they had to do something-something big-to get started.

Passion to Action is one ordinary family's tale of pursuing an extraordinary dream.  It's a story about asking big questions, seeking answers every day, and along the way discovering a big faith.  What happens if you make a dramatic change?  How does God sustain you in your new life?  What will the people around you say?  Find out for yourself what happens while reading about the journey of Jay and Beth Loecken.  See just how far God takes them in their desire simply to serve-as a family-in soup kitchens, community projects, and churches across America.

This is one book that just may make you feel a bit spoiled or overburdened by worldly possessions.  Can you imagine giving up everything you have, leaving friends and family to give yourself, your love to others?  Beth and Jay are a great example of what it means to live equally and to live Godly.  Of course, we don't all need to go to the extremes that Jay and Beth did, but they are a great example of how to follow our passion.  Sometimes we need to just let go and follow our dreams, this is a great book, and I enjoyed every minute of it.

* I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for review from the B & B Media group.  I was not otherwise compensated for my honest thoughts and opinion.


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