The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made for (Paperback)
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With a strong teaching voice evoking comparisons to Christine Caine and Jennie Allen, speaker and leader Jo Saxton confronts women on the fractured pieces of their identities and points them to help and hope in Scripture and through recognition of self-worth.
Working from the core promise in Ephesians 1:11, Jo Saxton looks at the vision a woman has of herself at an early age--and how the world distorts, changes, breaks, and alters that dream. By taking personal stories from her own life, growing up the child of Nigerian immigrants in the UK, for a time in foster care and then, later, a newlywed immigrating to the US, Jo helps identify key scenarios where identities develop that are not true to God's design. Chapters focus on themes of knowing one's name, embracing the gifts each person has been given, addressing body issues, experiencing seasons of depression or grief, and letting go of perfectionism. Through thorough examination of Biblical heroes who also experienced broken identities, Jo invites readers to live their experience, yet grasp their purpose, understanding that they are seen by a loving God, known by Him, and He promises to redeem them.
About the Author
JO SAXTON is a popular leadership trainer, international speaker, author, and pastor. She has been featured at IF: Gathering, Catalyst, Thrive, and Propel conferences. Apart from her speaking, Jo spends much of her time mentoring and training leaders, as well chairing the 3D Movements board, serving on the advisory board for Today's Christian Woman, and co-hosting the LeadStories podcast. Jo and her husband, Chris, live in the Minneapolis area with their two daughters.