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About The Dream-Centered Life

Wake Up to Bigger Dreams!

Have you stopped pursuing the life of your dreams? Did someone or something steal the passions that made your heart beat fast? 

It’s possible—for the first time or once again--to become that wide-eyed, visionary dream-chaser!

It starts by realizing that God has specific, amazing plans for you. Once you discover what drives you at the deepest level, you’ll overcome any barrier that stands between you and your new reality. 

The Dream-Centered Life isn’t about wishful thinking. It offers practical ways to be an effective dreamer, no matter where your starting point. Through personal experiences and fresh insights from world-class dreamers, Luke Barnett discusses these and other topics: 

   • Where do dreams begin? 
   • Characteristics of a dreamer
   • Habits of dreamers
   • Dream lifters
   • Dream busters
   • Dreaming with confidence

Are you ready to discover—and live—your God-sized dream?

Praise

“Discouragement can peek around every corner and extinguish passions and dreams. Bask in the refreshing light of encouragement from Luke Barnett as he navigates the amazing plans God has for every dreamer.”
—Roma Downey, actress, producer, and president of LightWorkers Media

“In The Dream-Centered Life, Luke Barnett reveals the secret to making your dreams come true: drawing closer to God and depending on him each step of the way. Luke inspires us to take our God-given dreams seriously and then shows us how to bring them to life with God’s help.”
—Chris Hodges, senior pastor of Church of the Highlands and author of Fresh Air

“The Dream-Centered Life is a must-read for anyone who wants to see their calling fulfilled. Luke Barnett challenges you to stand up, wipe off the dirt, and climb out of the predictable to find your dream.”
—John Bevere, author and minister at Messenger International

“Luke Barnett believes we can create our future and it starts with a dream. He then inspires us to dream bigger. His practical and spiritual way empowers us to believe we can dream and see it come to pass. If you want to see great things, read The Dream-Centered Life.”
—Casey Treat, senior pastor of Christian Faith Center and coauthor of Renewing the Mind 2.0

“Dreams are the substance of all great achievement. I’m thrilled that my friend Luke Barnett has written such a practical book on the importance of dreaming and the process through which our dreams become reality. Luke has lived what is taught within these pages!”
—Bishop Dale C. Bronner, DMin, senior pastor of Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral

“Everything of value starts with a dream—a God-given vision of our greater purpose. This book will teach you how to dream again and how to take the steps needed to make those dreams a reality.”
—Todd Mullins, senior pastor of Christ Fellowship Church

“The only dream that is fulfilling and worth pursuing is a God-given dream. Luke Barnett lives out his God-given dream daily, and in this book he clearly explains how you, too, can get your dream back.”
—Rick Bezet, lead pastor of New Life Church of Arkansas and author of Real Love in an Angry World

“This book challenges readers to live a life with purpose. Luke lays out simple steps we all can take to allow God to restore our dreams.”
—Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor of Free Chapel and New York Times best-selling author

“My brother, Luke Barnett, is a perfect example of how to dream big! The Dream-Centered Life offers great examples and instruction on how to believe for big, God-based dreams for your life.”
—Matthew Barnett, cofounder of the Dream Center and New York Times best-selling author of The Cause Within You

“God-given dreams are possible and should be sought wholeheartedly. Life’s challenges can derail our aspirations. Luke Barnett helps readers get back on track to living out God’s amazing plan for their lives.”
—Mark Batterson, New York Times best-selling author of The Circle Maker and lead pastor of National Community Church

About Luke Barnett

Luke Barnett, the influential pastor of the 25,000-member Dream City Church in Arizona, has built his entire life and ministry around the book's message: God is the original dreamer and He wants His dreams for you to come true. Offering contemporary wisdom based on the Bible story of Joseph, The Dream Centered Life will inspire and challenge readers to ask God to plant a new dream in their hearts, to trust Him with a current dream, and to hold on to the dream through inevitable pit stops along the way. Written in an accessible, conversational style, the book focuses on biblical principles that reveal how dreams can reach fruition. The inclusion of real life stories and culturally relevant references will appeal to modern-day believers at all levels of faith.

Product Details

192 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Aug 15, 2017

Trim Size: 5-3/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

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About The Dream-Centered Life

Wake Up to Bigger Dreams! Have you stopped pursuing the life of your dreams? Did someone or something steal the passions that made your heart beat fast? It’s possible—for the first time or once again--to become that wide-eyed, visionary dream-chaser! It starts by realizing that God has specific, amazing plans for you. Once you discover what drives you at the deepest level, you’ll overcome any barrier that stands between you and your new reality. The Dream-Centered Life isn’t about wishful thinking. It offers practical ways to be an effective dreamer, no matter where your starting point. Through personal experiences and fresh insights from world-class dreamers, Luke Barnett discusses these and other topics: • Where do dreams begin? • Characteristics of a dreamer • Habits of dreamers • Dream lifters • Dream busters • Dreaming with confidence Are you ready to discover—and live—your God-sized dream?

Press Release

Dream City Church Pastor Helps Readers Discover and Pursue Their God-Given Dreams
 
A Practical Guide to Discover New Dreams and Renew Dead Dreams
 
“I began to panic.” Luke Barnett was given the baton to lead his father’s world-class ministry and a little voice told him, “You’re dead in the water. You’ll never live up to this legacy. You don’t have what it takes to lead this organization.” He realized that he needed a new vision for the church.

Barnett, senior pastor of Dream City Church in Phoenix, dedicated himself to prayer and fasting, pursuing God for a new dream over the next few months. “Every business, every relationship, every invention, every story, every worthwhile day of our lives begins with a dream…having a dream is the difference between life and death, thriving or existing, leading or faking it,” he says in The Dream-Centered Life: Discovering What Drives You (WaterBrook, Aug. 15, 2017).
 
In his conversational style, Barnett describes practical ways readers can become effective dreamers, no matter their starting point. He openly shares numerous inspirational stories—detailing both his struggles and celebrations in his dream journeys—alongside Scripture-based advice that will encourage those who have stopped pursuing their God-given assignments.  
 
Through fresh insights from the life of Joseph as well as other modern dreamers, Barnett explores: 
· Where dreams begin 
· Healthy habits of dreamers 
· When to share the dream with others & building a dream team
· The role of prayer and fasting in dreaming with God
· What to do when dreams die
· The temptation to doubt and take “dream shortcuts” when a dream is delayed 
 
He also shares the inception and ongoing journeys of five dreams God has begun in his life and the life of Dream City Church, including:
· seeing Dream City Church become the arts hub of Arizona through Broadway-quality productions and summer musicals. (Dream City Church has already seen more than two million experience their powerful Christmas production.)
· having 50,000 people attend 5,000 small groups throughout Arizona
· training 100,000 pastors and leaders throughout their Dream Conference over the next 10 years
 
In the same way that his esteemed father and pastor Tommy Barnett has focused on serving the community, Luke Barnett is leading Dream City Church to reach thousands of people in the Phoenix area. Through the Phoenix Dream Center, the ministry arm of Dream City Church, they provide hunger relief, transitional housing for homeless families, medical programs, job-skills training, Bible studies, foster care intervention programs, and more to over 40,000 people each month.
 
After Barnett learned that Phoenix had become a hub of human trafficking, his church partnered with high end home designers to provide 18 beautiful rooms at their Phoenix Dream Center where victims of sex trafficking can live as they rebuild their lives. Since 2012, they have helped rescue more than 300 young women.
 
Additionally, Barnett describes the miraculous way in which his church merged with two other churches—including one from an entirely different denomination. This fulfilled his team’s dream to become a multi-site campus in order to reach many others throughout Arizona with the Gospel.
 
The Dream-Centered Life will inspire and encourage readers to discover and live their God-sized dream!
 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Luke Barnett is the pastor of the megachurch Dream City Church that has multiple campuses in the Phoenix, Arizona, area. Luke also leads the Phoenix Dream Center, an organization that offers hunger relief, medical programs, residential rehabilitation programs for adults, a shelter for victims of human trafficking, transitional housing for homeless families, foster care intervention programs, job skills training, life skills, counseling, basic education, Bible studies, and more. The oldest son of esteemed pastor Tommy Barnett, Luke has spent his life building, growing, and leading innovative churches. He and his wife, Angel, and their two daughters reside in Scottsdale. For more information, visit www.dreamcitychurch.us. 

Twitter: http://twitter.com/lwbarnett



Praise for The Dream-Centered Life:
“Discouragement can peek around every corner and extinguish passions and dreams. Bask in the refreshing light of encouragement from Luke Barnett as he navigates the amazing plans God has for every dreamer.”
Roma Downey, actress, producer, and president of LightWorkers Media

“In The Dream-Centered Life, Luke Barnett reveals the secret to making your dreams come true: drawing closer to God and depending on him each step of the way. Luke inspires us to take our God-given dreams seriously and then shows us how to bring them to life with God’s help.”
Chris Hodges, senior pastor of Church of the Highlands and author of Fresh Air

Religion/Christian Living  
ISBN 978-0-7352-8965-9 ● Paperback ● 192 Pages ● $14.99 U.S./$19.99 Canada
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By Suzanne Schaffer

The Dream Centered Life by Luke Barnett is part inspirational, part memoir, and part encouragement. I gleaned a lot from this book as I read of Mr Barnett's church experiences (which are oddly similar to some of our own, makes me wonder if all pastoral families go through the same thing with different congregations). Luke doesn't hold back as he shares his humble ministry beginnings and the lessons he learned along the way. His heart is seen...

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By K. Lay

The Deam Centered Life by Luke Barnett is a great guide for helping you to imagine the possibilities for your life and getting back to the hope you once had.I think most of us can relate to giving up on dreams. This book will help restore your dreams and give you back the faith and drive you need to live them.The book takes you through the "habits of dreamers" and helps you develop those traits in yourself.I didn't realize that the author was...

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By Betsy Harper

 I am so very skeptical and tired of hearing 'Do what you love and all the other pieces will just fall into place.' I do have a Christ centered faith and I also dislike the idea of being able to skip all over the place doing whatever comes into your head that might be what 'you're supposed to do.' I've tried both of those, done that, been there, and walked away more enlightened and overall, happier with my life, but neither one of those are...

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By Cynde Suite

This was a autobiographical look  at Luke Barnett's life and growth into the dream/ plans God had for him and his life. The book leads the reader through the process that Luke went through from a young man living in the shadow of a famous minister father to a young adult beginning to come into his own and how God lead him through prayer and fasting to dream big and move into a dream so big that only God could be the source of all that they...

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By Shannon Armijo

I truly love inspirational books because I feel like there are times in our lives (and they occur continuously) where we all need to re-realize what drives us, what we are passionate about, and/or we need something to give us that kick in the pants we've been avoiding or looking for. When I received this book, I was in need of a little bit of it all.It is a faith-centered book, so if you aren't into that sort of thing, this might be a bit too...

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