The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For

Jo Saxton. Waterbrook, $15.99 trade paper (240p) ISBN 978-0-7352-8982-6
In a series of stimulating letters, Biblical interpretations, and personal anecdotes, Saxton (More Than Enchanting), a pastor and missionary, argues her case for self-discovery as a means to reaching a beneficial destiny. According to Saxton, “It’s impossible for you, me, or anyone else to live beyond what we believe to be true about ourselves.” Saxton implores readers to think about their childhood ambitions and encourages readers to rediscover their “dream of you.” Saxton offers Biblical narratives that explain the importance of knowing one’s identity, such as the story of Saul, whose abilities were hindered by doubt, and Joseph, who chose a new identity for his family and altered his destiny. Saxton is candid about the identity questions she faced as she recounts her early life in foster care before an abrupt return to her family. She also divulges the pain of not having a father; her account of accepting God as her “true father” is both heartbreaking and inspiring. Saxton’s welcoming book will appeal to Christian readers looking for transformation. (Jan.)
Reviewed on: 01/01/2018
Release date: 01/23/2018
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