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I have been learning how to bridge the gap between dreaming of a better life and actually living it!  One of the biggest challenges I face is a lack of self-confidence.  I may come across big, bold, and decisive, but that is only partially true.   If I know what I am doing or am covering familiar territory I charge boldly ahead.  When it comes to my dreams I keep sabotaging myself.   I am always looking at “What if I fail?” and seldom ever realistically contemplate, “What if I succeed?”.

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About the Book:
I Dare You to Change is 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.

Read a sample chapter here:  IDY2C Reader

About the Author:
Bil Cornelius is the lead Pastor of Bay Area Fellowship, which he and his wife, Jessica, founded in Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1998. Bil’s life calling has been to create a movement that is reaching into the lives of the lost and unchurched of the next generation and beyond. In 2008 Bil took his teaching to television and launched Bil Cornelius Ministries. By the end of 2009, the program expanded worldwide through Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN), Daystar, The Church Channel and ABC Family and is currently reaching millions across the globe. Bil travels around the country speaking and consulting on church health and growth. In 2004, Bil received the Purpose-Driven Health Award, from Rick Warren of Saddleback Church. Bil thrives on helping people reach their full potential in Christ and taking the limits off their life.

My Thoughts:
This book isn’t a quick read. It inspires deep thought and self-questioning. I have had it for a couple of weeks now, and am not even halfway through it. This book is introducing me to me — to who I am, and to who I want to be. I am coming to realize that I am the one who has limited my dreams. This book is daring me to change.

If you want more out of life than you’re currently experiencing. If you have urges or longings to do more but don’t know how to nurture them, read this book!  Not only is it motivational, I Dare You to Change, provides an action plan and an outline for success.

To win your free copy of I Dare You to Change, by Bil Cornelius, visit the comment section of this post and tell me what your cherished dream is.  If you could accomplish anything you wanted to within the next five years, what would it be?

Comments on this post will close, Sunday, December 17th.  A winner will be chosen via Random Number Generator and his/her name will be published on my blog via blog post on December 18th.  He or she will also receive an email confirming the win.  The winner must respond to that email and send me his/her snail mail address within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen.

Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from Caffeinated B Marketing. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  1. .
    Quilly, you are a generous person. 🙂 I am glad you have changed if that was necessary. I know a Bill Cornelius. My friend is now living in Waller, Texas. He is a Christian but not a preacher. Besides your Bill has name only has one ‘l’ in the Bill.

    My cherished dream is to do everything that I have ever needed to do. In the same dream I have wished to do nearly everything that I have wanted to do. I have lived that dream and have done everything that I have needed to do and have done most of the things I have wanted to do. I have lived a good and rewarding life.

    I would like to read this book, I think Mrs. Jim needs a few changes in her life. She is a workaholic. None of her jobs pay either. So she doesn’t need the money.

    1. Jim — I am glad your life has been blessed. I am not at all certain how your reading this book will help Mrs. Jim, but you are in the drawing.

  2. The book sounds interesting. I dare myself to change everyday. However, probably not in the same context as the book. Although, self questioning is always the first step in self change.
    My cherished dream would be to live a normal life, without the constant guilt of taking care of my mom, I have been since age 21.
    The next five years, I wish to have the opportunity to and travel with my SO- even if it’s just for a 6month break.

  3. My dream is to become a person who people see the light of god in everything that I do..I’d to travel aroound the world helping children to falling in love with Jesus rather than choosing to avoid him in a world so full of tragedy.


  4. Ooohh.. now this is easy!! My dream is to read all the mystery books ever written in English, and to meet the main characters of those books! 🙂
    I actually believe I can have this wish fulfilled too…. I mean, what are dreams for, after all!! 🙂

    Thanks for this lovely opportunity to share my (crazy) dream, Quilly! You are too sweet!

    1. Now for a more realistic wish/dream: I would love to start and run a small setup that is personally gratifying, and that doesn’t suck others’ blood either…

  5. To be the person God would have me be.
    Thanks for a chance to win this great giveaway!
    Best wishes,

  6. How exciting! I’d love to have a copy of this book for one of the prison libraries I work with! My dream in the next five years is to be running a library in a juvenile detention facility. I”m at tadhgunderscorecatcdedotstatedotcodotus (yeah, I know that’s a big jumble, but I really really don’t like those nasty crawlers that hunt down your email address and send you icky spam 🙂

  7. My dream is to be a singer. Every since I was little I sang to songs every time of the day, but since I don’t have an awesome voice. Five years from now I see myself changing from this fat girl I supposedly am and be more healthier and look it.

  8. My dream in five years is to have a closer relationship with the Lord and to be able to spend quality time with my hubby and children…the days seem to be zooming by. Merry Christmas 🙂

  9. Oh my, in 5 years, there is so much I would like to change. Relationships, organization, and some peace and joy.

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