Review of Fear Not, Dream Big, & Execute

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[Following is a volunteer review of "Fear Not, Dream Big, & Execute" by Jeff Meyer.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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Fear Not, Dream Big, & Execute: Tools To Spark Your Dream And Ignite Your Follow-Through by Jeff Meyer explains the obstacles thrown in the path of dreamers to make them believe their dreams are unattainable. Furthermore, it provides practical tools and step-by-step guides on how to protect and attain these dreams, whatever they might be. It aims at instilling the necessary confidence in dreamers and reminds us that it is our God-given right to dream, have goals, and pursue them, no matter what anyone says.

The tone of the writing is conversational, motivational, and action-inspiring, with many carefully-chosen questions to stimulate the mind and cause introspection. Everything is stated plainly, without sounding forceful, and there is room for self-discovery. While making points, detailed explanations and relatable examples are given. Bible verses aren’t quoted in exclusivity, they are expounded, and it is shown how to apply them to everyday living.

The title of each chapter provides adequate information about its content, which is particularly useful when trying to return to a specific chapter. Among the plethora of important lessons is the need for everyone to work on their self-image, as no one can fully achieve their dream without knowing who they are and believing they can achieve their dreams. My favorite aspect of this book is the “Try This” section, which is at the end of each chapter and provides questions, steps, suggestions, and activities to get readers going on the journey of actualizing their dreams. It contains useful material for meditation. There are also warnings not to be too quick to share your dreams. That is, acknowledge that dreams are precious and should be protected, and sharing them with the wrong people could kill them before they even take flight. It also provides helpful pointers for those in leadership positions to spur their followers to be better and pursue their dreams.

Irrespective of how much I enjoyed learning from this book, some portions didn't interest me because they didn’t apply to me. These portions mainly addressed pastors and spiritual leaders, and for me, those parts seemed to drag. There were also some parts in the writing that I felt could’ve been a bit clearer. Additionally, I didn’t agree with a few statements, but these statements didn’t reduce the impact of the book. Even though I spotted a few errors, I believe this book was professionally edited because the errors were minor and didn’t disturb my enjoyment of the book. I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars.

Anyone with a dream will definitely enjoy reading this book. It is best read in multiple sittings. There are thirty chapters filled with information that should be read, re-read, and used for meditation. It might even be necessary and helpful to keep returning to this book long after completing it. Those who want a quick read might find this discouraging, but those who are determined to get the most out of this book will be greatly rewarded. Although it has a Christian-centered outlook, non-Christians can benefit from this book. Even though it isn't overbearing, I say it is Christian centered because the author, who is a pastor, quotes portions of the Bible throughout the book to reinforce his message. There are also encouragements to read the Bible and focus on God as the core of our being.

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Definitely! Dreams are easier said than it is done. Everyone has a dream, some dreams are even so big that some people begin to wonder if they can ever achieve it. I believe that's where this book comes in, to teach readers how to execute their dreams.
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