Dave Arnold is a pastor, author, speaker, life coach and adjunct professor at a college. Dave is married to Angie and they have two children, Luke (5 years old) and Angelina (20 months; a little over a year-and-a-half). Dave has written three books and is working on two more.
Welcome to my blog, Dave. Please tell us about your book: It’s Possible.
It’s Possible is a short, action-packed book that will help you learn to thrive. So many people just settle in life: they live for the weekends, that next vacation, etc. But God has created us with a purpose and a unique set of passions. We are here for a reason and to make a difference in the world. Throughout this book, I use inspiring stories and give practical tips on how to take steps towards thriving. Of course, thriving is a life-long process; but I do believe it’s possible (hence the title) to take steps to becoming all that we are meant to become.
Wow! That is such an inspiring thought, that God has created us with a purpose and we have to find that purpose and take those steps to becoming what he wants us to be. Where did you get your inspiration for this book?
It’s Possible was written out of my own experience of when I was merely “surviving” in life. There was a time I was working so much that I barely had time to breathe and found myself discounted from my wife and from my faith in God. But thankfully, through a poignant conversation with my wife, I began to take steps to learn what it means to thrive.
What kind of research did you do?
My own study of the Bible was most prominent for the writing of this book. I also weave throughout many quotes from people throughout history. I am an avid reader, so much of my material comes from the books I read.
The study of the Bible is the best research a person can do, Dave. Now it’s time to tell us something about the real you that we’ll never forget.
Growing up I struggled a lot in school. I had a hard time keeping up. Because of this, I was told I had a learning disability and was forced to go to Resource, a special Ed class. I was humiliated. But it was during this time that my Resource teacher, a wonderful kind woman, recognized a gift in me – the gift of telling a story. And so, she encouraged me to write and use my imagination through words. She saw something in me that I didn’t see. All I saw was there was something wrong with me; she saw potential. “Love,” said Bono of the band U2, “is seeing potential in someone.” What a gift we can give others!
Thank you for sharing a part of yourself in this interview, Dave. Where can my readers find you online?
My website is www.davearnoldspeaks.com.
You can also find Dave Arnold Speaks on Facebook and you can find me on Twitter at @davejarnold16.
I hope my followers will check out this wonderful and inspiring book. I’m sure it will help you in your life.