About the Book
Book: What’s Next
Author: Daniel Ryan Day
Genre: Non-fiction/Christian living/calling & vocation
Release Date: April, 2019
When your future is filled with more questions than answers and you’re asking for clear-cut direction from the Almighty,
THERE IS HOPE!
Whether you’re looking for your first job, the next step in your education, or a new career path,
GOD’S WILL CAN BE FOUND.
What’s Next points you to Scripture where you’ll find assurance. No, you have not somehow missed the divine call on your life. And yes, you can embrace the freedom to confidently
STEP INTO YOUR FUTURE.
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About the Author
Daniel Ryan Day is cohost of the nationally syndicated radio program Discover the Word, the author of Ten Days Without, and a speaker. He holds a master’s degree in theology from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is married to his high school sweetheart, Rebecca. Their family of five lives in North Carolina where Daniel works as a businessman.
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Searching for your next step in life can be exciting yet overwhelming, intriguing yet stressful, adventurous yet painful. “What’s next?” is a question everyone asks and struggles with at some point in his or her life, and many people end up asking this question multiple times. I have a friend who’s 18 and trying to figure out if he should go to college or not. I have another friend who’s 21 and can’t decide what major to choose. I work with some people who are graduating from college and are taking their first step toward a career. I just got off the phone with someone I deeply care about who’s trying to keep his dream afloat while also paying the bills. All of these men and women are asking “What’s next?” All are searching for answers.
For some of us, “What’s next?” is a question of dreams— What could the future look like if I did this or that? There’s an excitement that comes with thinking about all the possibilities and potential. For others, the question is stressful, and the answer may require a major transition, like moving away from family or changing jobs. Thinking about the future carries with it equal parts of angst and anticipation. “What’s next” always ventures into the unknown. If you’re asking “What’s next?”— join the club! You’re not alone.
What’s Next: Your Dream Job, God’s Call and A Life That Sets You Free is a book is for dreamers and practicalists (no, this is not a real word, but it should be). It’s for those who are excited about transition, and those who dread it. It’s a book about the hope and freedom that comes with asking God what He wants for your life, and then hearing His voice through the pages of Scripture as He directs your steps.
This a book that gives you "food for thought" as the saying goes. Everyone of us have thought "What do I do next?" Sometimes we make decisions that didn't turn out well. We want to make a difference in the world while following our dreams. What dream job have you wanted? I can remember wanting to be a teacher but that dream didn't work out the way I thought.
One church I attended had people who loved to tell others what God wanted them to do. I always prayed before I moved forward and there were times I said no to what people thought my ministry was. Over time it was evident that what was really happening was the church was trying to fill a need in a particular ministry. I appreciated the church wanting to help get me plugged in, but I also knew that God had other plans for me.
The author has good examples from the bible of people who God called but didn't feel equipped. Our doubts can overtake us and cause us to question God. There is an example in the book about a daughter and father. The father wants her to pursue law while she wants to do photography and graphic design. I bring this up because something similar happened to my husband. His parents wanted him to go to college and either get a degree in law or business. My husband wanted to pursue his dream of art. When he told his parents of his dream, they refused to pay for him to go to college for art. So what was next for my husband? He found work doing drafting and on the side he airbrushed murals. His dream of doing art for a living seemed far away. God has used my husband's gift of art to do murals in churches and opened doors to do art work for other people.
It's easy for us to say I wonder what would have happened if I had done something different? God does have a plan for us and wants us to prosper . He has called each of us for something specific. We need to be still and listen to Him. " God 's calling is not about a specific job but about a specific way of living."
I really enjoyed the chapter about helping others. The illustration about the man who was left on the side of the road to die and a good Samaritan came and took him to the hospital is a great example of helping others. Have you walked by someone in need? God tells us to love each other and be the hands and feet of God. While we are waiting for "what' s next" we should be looking for ways to help others. The good news is that God knows what's next for us; we just need to have faith and wait on Him to direct our path.
I received a copy of this book from Celebrate Lit. The review is my own opinion.
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