Soar!: Build Your Vision from the Ground Up by T.D. Jakes is book that aims to educate and empower readers on how to transform their vision into a reality, using tried and proven methods.
This book is sure to be a helpful starter’s guide for aspiring entrepreneurs.
The first thing readers must be aware of is the focus of this book. This is not a book that is going to help them discover, develop or write out their life’s vision. This book is for those who already have an idea or an understanding of what their vision in life is. Already equipped with a vision, this book will provide valuable information and assistance on how to transform that vision into reality.
Readers who may assume that this book is littered with Bible verses and religious undertone are sure to be in for a shock. This book is focused primarily on practical application with a very minimal spiritual undertone. There are sprinkles of biblical examples, but not many biblical principles are explored throughout when discussing the process of launching a business. This book focuses most on helping readers to get their vision off the ground from a practical perspective and success being sure to follow if they do.
I have to be completely honest, I was surprised by how little God’s role was acknowledged during the process of fulfilling our life’s vision. Don’t get me wrong, I know that we have a responsibility to act and do the work required for our visions to become a reality, but I firmly believe that God must be our guide throughout the process, especially if we desire to achieve true success. I sincerely thought there would be a chapter or at the very least a paragraph acknowledging this vital principle. However, there wasn’t.
I appreciate that this book doesn’t encourage readers to sit back and wait on God to make their visions a reality, but to own the responsibility of doing the work that is required. For readers who are only interested in the practical steps that must be taken, this book is sure to met their need. For those readers who desire a balanced approach of faith in conjunction with action, this book will likely leave them desiring more. At the very least, that’s how it left me feeling.
This book provides great guidance for current and aspiring entrepreneurs. Those who have more experience in the world of entrepreneurship may find this book more as a refresher than a guide. Overall, there is plenty of value that can be received from this book, especially for those who are most interested in practical action steps.
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