A short (133 pages), inspirational book written by Rick Warren for Zondervan Publishers. In Created to Dream*, Pastor Warren explains how God uses our goals and dreams to build our character. While the first part of the book moved a bit slow for me, the last half made up for it. There were a lot of takeaways, some I hope to share with other writers.

Pastor Warren uses abundant and appropriate Bible references throughout the book, which includes footnotes at the end. There is also a Q&A ‘study guide’ section.

WHAT Created to Dream NOT: A quick fix guide to achieving every dream come true.

WHAT Created to Dream IS: A motivational ‘handbook’ explaining how God works to build our character while we’re pursuing our God-given dreams. There are a lot of underline-worthy parts, and it’s a quick read. 

One of the best summary lines in the book: “A great dream is a statement of faith.” 

Recommended. Four and a half stars

To learn more about Pastor Rick Warren and his books, go to his publisher’s website. To purchase Created to Dream in ebook, audiobook, or hardbound, go to one of the following sites and/or visit any retailer where good books are sold.




*I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my fair and honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.