One B1G Thing: Discovering What You Were Born to Do (2012) by Phil Cooke
I am a big fan of Phil Cooke. He is a rare and incredible voice at the intersection of faith, media, and culture. The only working producer in Hollywood with a Ph.D in theology, Phil Cooke has set out to help people discover their God given purpose in this life in his new book One Big Thing (OBT).
OBT is both inspiring and practical. Through the journey of self-discovery, that includes an understanding of strengths, passions, skills, and most importantly, an identity in Christ, Cooke encourages readers to find the reason they were put on this earth and then equips them to put their dreams into practice.
Cooke explains how to identify your destiny, take steps to making it a reality, and then advises how to effectively communicate it in a constantly changing culture for the rest of the world. I especially appreciated his chapter on “The Power of Values: Why Your One Big Thing Must Express Who You Really Are”. In it he describes how our values, beliefs, and priorities determine what is really important in our lives and how our actions and how we spend our time can be leveraged to improve the impact of each individuals OBT.
This book is great for the high school or university student looking for him or herself, the young professional eager to begin a career and follow a calling, or the senior employee who is frustrated with their job and looking for more purpose in life. Cooke has definitely found his One Big Thing, and his new book will certainly help you find yours, I highly recommend it!
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