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My book, Live Large!

Bob Lonac

Be Encouraged by Practical Life Lessons From Real-life Stories

Live Large! is an authentic collection of real-life stories. They'll capture your heart and inform your mind with practical lessons to navigate difficult situations.

This book is for everyone searching for God's presence in midst of mundane, sorrowful, and joyful times.

Real-life stories that prove how present and active God is in our lives.

Dr. Henry Cloud Dr. Henry Cloud, York Times Bestselling Author

Live Large!, is a must-read if you want to know how to lead in challenging circumstances, navigate life’s most difficult situations, and find a path of joy in the midst of it all.

Phyllis Hendry Halverson Phyllis Hendry Halverson, President and CEO of Lead Like Jesus

Why I Wrote this Book

Someone once told me that you need to learn from experience, but it doesn’t have to be only your own. And boy, have I had experiences.

In Live Large! I share seven personal moments where I felt God change my life. Some lessons were harder than others and some were painful, but each has brought me closer to the Lord.

My hope is that you’ll find a piece of your own story and rediscover God at work in your life.

About My Book

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Why I Wrote this Book

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord. Isaiah 55:8

Live Large! Shares My Journey to Faith So That You Can Nurture Your Own Adventure Following Jesus

I wrote this book for my family. (The immediate members are 20 people large, and counting!) I also wrote this book to share my experience in an honest, real, and approachable way. My hope is that it is faithful to the Lord and helpful to you.

I didn’t grow up in a Christian house. We never talked about religion or the other important things in life.

The summer of my junior year, a Young Life leader by the name of Bob Runyon picked a few of us out of the crowd to help open a Young Life club. He showed us a movie about a camp called Malibu in British Columbia, Canada. It had girls and water skiing. I remember thinking that since I lived in America, I qualified as a Christian, so I was all in. That week changed the course of my entire life.

In this deeply personal book, I look at the hard, the amazing, and the downright shocking lessons I’ve experienced.

Bob Lonac on assignment at Woodleaf in the 70's
Bob Lonac on assignment at Young Life's Malibu in the 70's.

Encourage Your Journey

Each chapter tells the story of a powerful moment where I clearly felt Jesus at work in my life.

I lay it all out there (joy, hardship, failure, and triumph). And, I recommend exercises to help you reflect on God's work in your life.

Speaking on Behalf of YL
This gem of a book is a relatable and honest collection of life lessons that will help you navigate life’s most difficult situations, and find a path of joy in the midst of it all.

Will You Join Me?

I have learned a lot along the way. Now I want to leave behind the most important lessons for my family — and to you — in Live Large!

But, I don’t want to simply tell you what happened. I want you to go with me on the journey, so you can experience the story for yourself.

I want to take you to the wind-swept plains of western Kenya to help me try to figure out how I ever became a Maasai elder.

I want you to meet a young man who showed me what heaven must be like. He went there and came back. I’ve got the goosebumps to prove it.

In each of these stories, my hope and prayer are that you’ll find a piece of your own story and rediscover God for yourself, as if for the very first time.

Boldly Live Your Story

In writing this book, I’ve come to appreciate the fact that each of us, no matter our age, is living out an unfinished story of what God is still doing.

Live Large! is meant to share where I've come from, where I'm going, and how you can make positive steps in your own story of following Jesus.

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