This pioneering book rescues ambition from suspicion by putting it to work for the glory of God.
Many think of ambition as nothing more than the drive for personal honor or fame. As a result, ambition—the God-implanted drive to improve, produce, develop, and create—is neglected and well on its way to paralysis.
For some, dreams are numbed. For others, there are no dreams;
The book is about ambition for everyone, and it really ought to be. Not ...more
Harvey begins by explaining that we pursue what we prize (ch. 1). Although ambition is a good thing, the problem is that we are glory thieves, hijacking the honor that is due to God alone (ch. 2). However, we can still demonstrate proper ambition if we understand that we are already accepted by God; we should not be ambitious in order to be accepted (ch. 3). "Approval should insp ...more
--- Charles Spurgeon
This book is an excellent help in understanding how to pursue godly ambition. I would recommend it to pastors and those who serve in their local church, as well as the Sunday morning pew-sitters, who need a vision for serving in their church.
Ambition is certainly a topic not often addressed by Christian authors and pastors (Dave Harvey is both). As the book reminds us, this is a word that frequently has a negative connotation for Christians... but should it be that way? The author thinks not.
The problem, Harvey says, is that we have failed to separate "ambition" from "selfish ambitio ...more
"Drawing near to God by faith is not the way we fulfill our ambitions; it's the only focus worthy of true ambition."
He rewards those who seek Him.
God is real. God is a rewarder.
True humility doesn't kill our dreams. It provides a guardrail for them.
When we become too humble to act, we've ceased being biblically humble.
Conduct reveals wisdom.
My quest for my own greatness leads me to a dangerous place.
How we live when ambitions are delayed significantly shapes wh ...more
Harvey shows through anecdote, example and biblical exegesis that our human condition is not one of having no ambition, even as ...more
Harvey gives a Gospel-centered look at ambition in this book: God created humanity with a desire to achieve great things for his glory. The fall has caused ambition to become selfish and self- ...more
Dave Harvey presented solid theological advices on ambition (a rare topic it is, prolly because of the things in my first sentence) that will remind you of your current track in life and bring you a new perspective of ambition. I've always been ambitious for a lot of things, and I ...more
Dave Harvey is senior pastor of Covenant Fellowship Church (Glen Mills, PA), part of a family of churches called Sovereign Grace Ministries. He received his Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Care from Westminster Theological Seminary. Dave lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with his wife, Kimm, and their four ch ...more