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Stop Waiting for Permission

By: Stephen Chandler
Narrated by: John C. Maxwell,Stephen Chandler,Tom Force
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Publisher's Summary

From the pastor of one of America’s fastest-growing churches, this bold, inspiring manifesto will show you how to dream, plan, and ultimately achieve your great calling in life.

“If you’re tired of hitting roadblocks and want to dig deep to achieve your God-given potential, today is the day.”—New York Times bestselling author Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church

We each have a unique purpose in this life, one embedded within us by the Creator of the universe before time began.

Yet we rarely experience this greatness because the glory of God within us is still waiting to be uncovered. So we spend our lives running after the wrong goals. Eventually we burn out and stop believing that God has any bigger plans for us in light of our past failures and false starts. 

However, Stephen Chandler believes God created everyone, including you, for greatness . . . and doesn’t want anything to get in the way of that destiny.

In Stop Waiting for Permission, you’ll discover the keys to unlock your unique calling and activate your innate, God-given strengths by:

  • Identifying what’s holding you back
  • Discovering your unique genius
  • Maximizing your God-given greatness
  • Living in your purpose with perseverance 

The time to act is now! Stop waiting for permission.

©2022 Stephen Chandler (P)2022 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

“The same practical, informative, and empowering teaching that my friend Stephen Chandler has shared with live audiences is now at your fingertips. The clarity and wisdom found within this book are like always having a catalytic coach within reach. This is your opportunity to live your best life!”—Bishop Dale C. Bronner, DMin, founder and senior pastor of Word of Faith Family Worship Cathedral and author of Power Principles

“Each one of us has been created on purpose and for a purpose. In Stop Waiting for Permission, Stephen provides essential keys to unlocking the potential that resides within us. He dares us to dream God-sized dreams and offers a road map for realizing them. You will be inspired, challenged, equipped, and empowered to step into your God-given purpose.”—Christine Caine, founder of A21 and Propel Women

“So many of us struggle with reaching true and meaningful success. We face delays, obstacles, difficult people, and circumstances that discourage us, often to the point of us giving up. If you’re tired of hitting roadblocks and want to dig deep to achieve your God-given potential, today is the day. Let Pastor Stephen Chandler’s new book be the catalyst. Stop waiting for permission to achieve your dreams.”—Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church and New York Times bestselling author

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It changed my life!

Thank you Pastor Steven. You changed my life and brought me so much freedom by way of this book. May God continue to give you his favor and bring you before great men

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I was dragged in the BEST way!

I loved everything about this book. Especially chapter 8! I do feel like this is a book for leaders and I wasn’t expecting that, but it was amazing! This young man is FULL OF WISDOM and I’m definitely excited to implement what I learned.

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Required reading

Required reading for anyone that is serious about finding and fulfilling their God given purpose

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Just What I Needed!

My friends referred this books to me after they read the first paragraph! I dove deep after the first chapter and surpassed them! This book was everything that I needed! I’ll be purchasing the workbook soon and will gladly listen to this book again! Pastor Chandler was not too “preachy,” and got his points across quite effectively.

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SO GOOD!

This work is amazing! It is God breathed for sure. The contents are life changing if you let it! It is not enough to just read/listen to great information, you have to apply it! The principles are clear and the points are spot on. I highly recommend anyone needing encouragement and confidence and who is looking to step into a new season to read THIS BOOK!

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This book is a game changer. It is filled with so much wisdom and makes me want to stop what I’m doing to fulfill my purpose. I’m glad I also have the hard copy so I can reread and feverishly make notes to review in the years to come.

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Amazing and Inspiring

Before readying this book I had a difficult time knowing where to go and what were the exact steps I needed to start pursuing my purpose. While reading this book I started to reflect more on my life and started developing action steps that would ground me in God's given purpose in my life. After completing the book I became clear on exactly what I needed to pursue my purpose, the best ways to sustain my pursuit and finally not settling once I have reached greatness. This book is life changing.

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Inspiring and personal journey and advice

I enjoyed reading the book. It was interesting and inspiring on how to achieve greatness in your life. The stories were personal and interesting. I listened to the book in a couple of days. It was an easy read, and the author, who narrated the book, was very good.

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If you're looking for something to help you dive deeper into the purpose and calling God has placed on your life, this is it! So much wisdom!

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Simple yet powerful

Love how this book made me argue with the author. It made me question my motives and drive. It made me see there are some areas where I have settled and gave a blueprint on how to maximize my life. It’s a simple yet powerful read. Applicable to those who run companies and those just starting out in the workforce.

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Absolutely better than I expected

For anyone who is a Christian and wants to go into business this is a must read.