Wednesday, September 18, 2019

"The Key to Dreaming Again" by Rick Unruh Book Tour And Give Away

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Book: The Key to Dreaming Again
Author: Rick Unruhkey to dreaming again
Genre: Non-Fiction, Inspirational
Release Date: July 10, 2019
“We parked our car in front of Yankton’s Federal Prison Camp and walked through the doors of the control center. ‘I’m Rick Unruh, and I’m here to self-surrender,’ I told the corrections officer. There is no way I could comprehend what those words would mean over course of the next year, as God would begin a new work in me.”
Born and raised in a small town in Kansas, Rick Unruh was called to be in the ministry. But when he lost his mother to cancer despite her unwavering faith that God would heal her, it planted seeds of doubt in his heart. He served as a traveling evangelist for years but later faded away from the ministry.
He and his wife lost their house in a fire, but a year later, far worse pain was ahead when they[dori1] , lost their twelve-year-old son in an ATV accident. Just when it seemed there was hope and recovery ahead, Rick was blindsided by a federal investigation into a mortgage consulting group he’d been involved with. He was eventually charged and then sentenced to over a year in prison, embarrassed and sure that God was done with him this time. But God wasn’t finished.
This book is a testament to the God who restores us and allows us to dream again—if we will only surrender ourselves to him.

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I  am going to start this review differently then I normal do with a quote from the book and the post that I posted on Facebook while reading the book.                                                                                   "What if God were to call a shakedown right now? If God were to stop by and openly dig through our secret thoughts and actions right now.If Christ were to walk in and take inventory of our life, would He say,"Well done, good and faithful servant"? Or would we want to run for cover from the embarrassing things we know He would find?"                                                                                                When I read this, I had to stop reading and say a prayer because He does knows our thoughts, every negative though toward others and even ourselves.                                                                                              I am being reminded that I am one of God's children and when I think negative thoughts of me, I am hurting one of God's children and that is just as sinful as thinking negatives thoughts of someone else. WHAT A POWERFUL TOOL THIS MESSAGE IS TO ME, and I hope that it helps someone else that is struggling with these negatives thoughts. I always feel guilty when I think less of someone than I should because God tells us in His word that we need to do all things in love, and since I am His child, I need to show love to me also. I don't mean selfishly or mean but just as I treat other fairly and show that I appreciate and think they are worthy, I and others need to do the same for ourselves. Wow, I didn't mean to type all this but once I started typing the words just flowed.                                      I am not sure if that is what Rick Unruh was meaning to reveal when he wrote those words but it is what came to me as I reading.                                                                                                                    
As you can see this book has really spoken to me. I recommend this book to everyone because we all have times when we feel or thank God can't use me anymore because of this or that and the choices that we have made, or events like death or house fires or other tragic events that we felt that God could have prevented if He truly was who He said He was and if He truly care. 
The author shares that even in the struggles and heartaches God isn't finished with us and encourages us to allow God to help us dream again and to totally surrender all to Him. This all includes our fears, questions and doubts and unforgiveness.
This is another book that I strongly recommend that pastors and counselors have in their library to help those they come in contact with.
I was given a complimentary copy by the author and Celebrate Lit. These opinions are my own.

About the Author
Rick Unruh is a US MAPS missionary and is the founder of Dream Again Ministry. He holds a master’s degree in counseling from Logos University (Jacksonville, FL), with a special interest in grief ministry. He lives in Kansas with his wife, Tamela, and travels the country sharing his Dream Again testimony, a message of hope and finding our purpose. He recently added workshops for the church, helping them understand and minister to the grieving. Rick also recruits full-time missionaries to serve with MAPS.

More from Rick

I actually wrote the first chapter of my book in 2011 and then it just sat there until December of 2018.  I continually have had people ask me to write a book about my story, since I travel nearly every weekend sharing my story.   I could just never get the desire or focus to finish it.  After writing it, I realized, that I was hesitating because I didn’t want to go back to some of those places and dig deep, stirring painful emotions, just to write about them.  I would feel the anxiety building as I was getting closer to those moments. There is great healing in writing, but the early process of writing this book caused me to shed many tears.  But, if it can help others who are struggling with the loss of a loved one or a major setback in life, and bring hope and encouragement, then it has all been worth it.

Blog Stops

Simple Harvest Reads, September 14 (Author Interview)
Mary Hake, September 14
Betti Mace, September 15
Spoken from the Heart, September 16
Older & Smarter?, September 17
Genesis 5020, September 18
Texas Book-aholic, September 20
Blossoms and Blessings, September 21 (Author Interview)
janicesbookreviews, September 22
A Reader’s Brain, September 23
Just the Write Escape, September 24
Inklings and notions , September 25


To celebrate his tour, Rick is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card and a eBook copy of the book!!
Be sure to comment on the blog stops for nine extra entries into the giveaway! Click the link below to enter.


Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

Melissa W said...

Sounds like a book I need to read!

Caryl Kane said...

Wonderful review, Debbie! Thank you for sharing.