cover image The Sound of a Million Dreams

The Sound of a Million Dreams

Suanne Camfield. IVP, $16 trade paper (192p) ISBN 978-0-8308-4329-9

Camfield’s richly detailed memoir of a lifetime of dreams is both insightful and reassuring. Though not all of her dreams have been realized and some are long forgotten, Camfield, a writer, speaker, and development director for Caris (a nonprofit counseling organization), remains faithful to her belief that God will lead her through dreams that define what she can offer to the world—rather than what the world can give to her. Throughout the book, she refers to her realization of God’s sovereignty over our dreams, hopes, and aspirations as “the Stirring.” She writes, “I’d say the Stirring was a moment: an awareness of the holy in the midst of the everyday that simultaneously brought clarity and chaos to my space in the world.” Dreams may take a turn that requires a great deal of courage and faith in God, she writes, but each one part of a personal journey that should lead to accepting God’s plan: “For his is the voice that sustains us as we step into our dreams. His is the voice that calls us to step into the parts of ourselves that were just waiting.” Not intended to define dreams or help readers ascertain why some dreams don’t come to fruition while others do, Camfield’s book instead puts one woman’s dreams into perspective based on her life experiences, her faith in God’s direction, and her willingness to move forward in God’s word. (Mar.)