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I Dare You to Change! {Giveaway}

The Watered Soul: I Dare You to Change! {Giveaway}

Jan 17, 2011

I Dare You to Change! {Giveaway}

There is just something about a new year that has most people looking for and speaking about change. But mid-year many people have given up on all those resolutions made.  Pastor Bil Cornelius’ latest book, I Dare You to Change, helps us not just talk about change but gives us a 10-step battle plan to make change a reality in our lives.

About the book:

IDYTCBookCoverI Dare You To Change! was released in September 2010 and has already become a USA Today and Wall Street Journal National Best Seller with over 60,000 books in print! A no-holds-barred motivational action plan that shows you how to take charge of your life and find God's best for you from one of the most exciting new pastors in America! Why can't I ever get ahead? Why do I always have to settle for less than I planned? Most of us have asked ourselves these questions at one time or another. Pastor Bil Cornelius firmly believes that everyone wants to do better, live better, and to be a better person but we find it difficult to sustain a life of peace and fulfillment. In I Dare You to Change! Pastor Cornelius explains in his trademark winning style how to live the life that God has planned for us. In this inspiring and biblically oriented book, he shows us the difference between dreaming of a better life and actually living one. Using the story of Gideon from the book of Judges, he shows you how to re-imagine life and to understand the steps that you need to take each day to make it happen.

Currently I find myself in the midst of change and at times I feel overwhelmed by all that needs to be done. When asked how someone could go about changing their life when they feel overwhelmed, Pastor Bil gives the following advice.

The first step when wanting to change something in your life, especially if overwhelmed, is to pray, and break it down into bite-size chunks of change. The prayer part is obvious, but most people don’t do it. Prayer releases God’s confidence in you, so you have the vision and power from God to move forward. What comes next is a good strategy: if something is overwhelming you, it’s typically because we are thinking of changing everything at once (or one really large change) rather than breaking into a series of smaller changes. You may not be able to own a high rise in New York City, but you can buy a small fixer-upper home, work on it, get it rented, then do it again. If you are consistent enough with this, then within a few years you can sell it, take your profits and reinvest them into a 4 to 6 unit. Sell this a few years later, and you can invest into a 15 to 20 unit. Sell this a few years later and reinvest into a small office building. Sell this…you get the point. It’s all about taking baby steps first. Another angle is if you want to lose 50 pounds, lose 5 first and keep going.


Are you in the midst of change or hoping to see change in your life in 2011? Get off to a good start with an opportunity to win your personal copy of I Dare You to Change.  To enter:

1. Leave a comment on this post. Please make sure I have a way to contact you.

For extra entries:

1. Become a follower and leave a separate comment. (Current followers count too)

2. Share one thing you are hoping to change this year.

Giveaway ends Friday January 21 at midnight. Random winner selected and announced on Saturday.

Check out a sneak peak inside the book here or view the book trailer.


Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary copy of the book as a part of book tour.

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At January 17, 2011 at 10:53 AM , Blogger Amanda Stephan said...

Hello Wanda! Thank you for the opportunity to win this book! I find change isn't an easy thing for me to cope with, and maybe this book will help. Hope you have a marvelous day!

kjv1611as at gmail dot com

At January 17, 2011 at 10:53 AM , Blogger Amanda Stephan said...

And, I'm a follower of your blog :)

kjv1611as at gmail dot com

At January 17, 2011 at 10:54 AM , Blogger Amanda Stephan said...

One thing I'm hoping to change this year, is get my other novels published. That would be awesome, but tons of hard work.

Thank you again!

kjv1611as at gmail dot com

At January 18, 2011 at 9:07 AM , Blogger Ellen aka Ella said...

Hi Wanda,
This book sounds amazing! What a great giveaway; I think everyone struggles with this in some arena of there life. I love you shared a bit of the book. Toss my name in the hat; Thank you! xXx

I've missed you; Hope you are doing well.

At January 18, 2011 at 10:03 AM , Anonymous Julia Shpak said...

Hi, I would like to share with everyone that I am also having a giveaway and sharing my book with the world for FREE!

I can send you one!

At January 18, 2011 at 2:25 PM , Blogger Faith Imagined said...

Awesome book and an amazing Christian leader! I don't need a copy, but I know that whoever wins it will be BLESSED!

Wanda, I'm praying your week is filled to the rim with God's mighty presence!

At January 19, 2011 at 4:58 PM , Anonymous Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

I'd love to win a copy of this book! Thanks for hosting the giveaway!


At January 19, 2011 at 4:58 PM , Anonymous Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

I'm following you via google friend connect!

At January 19, 2011 at 4:59 PM , Anonymous Kate {The Parchment Girl} said...

This year I want to change my health! I have a chronic illness and I would love for this to be the year that I finally kick it.

At January 20, 2011 at 9:58 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would love to win this book for my husband and I, we have changed goals for our family this year and are this could help us keep on track!
kdanna1 (at) yahoo (dot) com

At January 21, 2011 at 9:09 AM , Anonymous Jennifer U said...

This sounds like a marvelous book to keep people motivated in the new year.


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