I got a pre-order copy of Quitter by Jon Acuff it is his third book. His perhaps most widely known for his blog Stuff Christians Like and the book by the same name. Quitter plays to what I believe is Jon’s strengths, if you read SCL you know that Wednesdays are his more serious posts. He dials back the satire to drop the knowledge bombshell on you. Being a PK who turned out good, he is quite smart and shows some incredible insights. Jon uses humor to disarm you, then speaks wisdom and truth into your life. Here is a little description of what the book is about;
“From figuring out what your dream is to quitting in a way that exponentially increases your chance of success, Quitter is full of inspiring stories and actionable advice. This book is based on 12 years of cubicle living and my true story of cultivating a dream job that changed my life and the world in the process.
It’s time to close the gap between your day job and your dream job. It’s time to be a quitter.”
Most of the time I rip through a book in a couple of days, pausing on the good points and nodding as I cruise over the rest. This book I literally paused after chapter 1 and wrote him a thank you letter, doubt he read it, but felt compelled to do it. Occasionally a book speaks to you at the right time, in the right place. Quitter did that. I don’t want to be working anywhere else, I love COC. But I finished the book the same moment I got the start of my dream.
You see yesterday I finished the book, just as my pre-release copies arrived to distribute. The moment I finished reading about how to avoid pitfalls and traps of pursuing your dream, the beginning of mine arrived. 6 months late, I finished Quitter the same day Unlikely Hero arrived. It is wild reading a book that helps to inform you of how your job can help you pursue your dream.
It is no secret that I love to speak about Jesus. It is no secret that I equally love to write. It is no secret I love being a Pastor at COC. Quitter helped me to understand how my day job can help to build my dream. The book is well worth ordering, I believe it comes out on May 10th. My book I am hoping to have on Amazon June 1st. In the meantime thanks Jon for helping inform my dream, and avoiding some of the mistakes on the path to realizing it. Check out QuitterBook for more information.
I love it when a good book speaks truth to you at just the right moment. Today I fly out for Fiji to work with Homes of Hope. This is anything but a vacation, so please pray that God uses me and the team in powerful ways. I fully believe God will continue to use ordinary people in extraordinary ways.