This is a ‘must read’ book for everyone, although perhaps aimed more at women. It gives the truth about changing the world and tells us of the courage that requires. Like Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, she says, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down” (Nehemiah 6:3 NASB).
Dalene says that if we want to make a difference in this broken world, we should expect opposition, so our long records of old wrongs and our brand new fears all come under the hammer.
But, what if we are called to be here for such a time as this and we need to change, mould, challenge and fight back the darkness from our own corner of the kingdom? Most world changers are so ordinary that we wouldn’t give them a second glance in the check-out line.
Dalene calls us to keep on at it – all of us who are up to our ears in what feels like the ordinary but is all part of the great work that God has called us to do – daily acts of obedience and courage that build a story of world change.
We can change the world and God has given each of us a slice of history to live in for His glory.
However, life happens and stuff breaks in us and out of us and it’s what we do with that that determines the fullness of our lives.
This is a book about living fully and the courage it requires to slay the dragons and sweep the dirt. It’s a really good read.
Dragons and Dirt is available at the Rosebank Union bookstore.
Dalene describes herself as: “Daughter, sister, friend and aunt. Lunchbox-packer, jungle-gym-climber, bed-snuggler, barefoot-walker, letter-writer, prayer-warrior, truth-seeker, courage-collector, tea-drinker, home-maker, book-reader, chick-flick-watcher, grace-junkie and lover of: Africa, music, mountains, big trees, big skies, poetry, cappuccinos, dancing, golden retrievers and catching trains in foreign countries.”
Besides Dragons and Dirt, Dalene has also written a devotional book, Walking in Grace. Download January’s Devotionals for free.
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