The author of Blurry Daydream has outlined a creative work merging motivation and memoir that leads to the intersection between faith and life. Using imagination, curiosity and trust, Anthony Does has penned a most personal book as he provides a heartbreakingly honest and insightful portrayal of how to overcome the struggles of make believe religion to reconnect to real and meaningful belief. Ample stories mixed with wonder and humor quickly leads the reader into its pages. A wise and passionate book, Blurry Daydream quietly guides you through a coming of age faith story that progresses into a growing and prevailing life of courage, hope and joy.
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About Anthony Does
Author, Speaker and Daydreamer
Anthony Does has been following Jesus since his teen years. Convinced that the world is changed by dreamers and visionaries, Anthony inspires others to pursue their personal God given assignment. With a heart to see the great commission fulfilled, he has taken numerous mission teams to over a dozen nations and witnessed Gods' supernatural power bring healing and hope to many. Anthony is a dynamic communicator with a unique and powerful gift for imparting the Word of God in creative and often humorous ways. He is impassioned to live a life of influence to see the culture of our times turn to Christ.
Presently, Anthony is the Lead Pastor at Bethel Church, in cottage country northeast of Toronto, Canada. Anthony, along with his wife Sonja, enjoy building a life together with their daughter, Savannah, in the beautiful Kawartha Lakes. Anthony's two sons, AJ and Alexander, both of which he is extremely proud of, have grown up to pursue their own dreams in life and career. He also has two grandsons, Donovan and Austin, who are the cutest little boys. Anthony enjoys soccer, snowboarding and Kawartha Dairy Moose Tracks ice cream but not necessarily in that order.
REVIEWS AND ENDORSEMENTS
"Every so often you come across someone who has allowed their life experiences to propel them into spiritual revelation. Anthony Does is such a person, and has very skillfully put it all together in print. I have personally been in his life for more than twenty-five years, observing the process that has brought him to the place of writing this amazing book. I have never witnessed someone with a more forgiving heart, who has steadfastly moved on into his God- determined destiny. This book is a must-read for people of all generations, because Anthony has a unique relational gift which enables him to effortlessly communicate across generational and cultural lines. I highly endorse this masterpiece. Don’t give up on your dreams!"Founding Pastor, Toronto City Church in Toronto, Canada
"Having read Blurry Daydream, I feel like I've been bounced with a 50lb. pillow. In a good way! Anthony's true to the heart telling of his own personal trajectory from tragic to terrific, landed him at my ground zero. This book is packed full of honest-to-God truth, story and wonder. I love the man for his belief in God, his indomitable spirit, and his willingness to share from his experiences. The book you're holding in hand, (in whatever format), is a soulful, Spirit-filled guide to letting yourself dream despite your doubts."Animation Film Director, Television Producer
"We all have childhood stories of pain that can be difficult to rise above. Viewing these stories as life lessons helps in our journey to healing and wholeness. Anthony Does’ book is a how to manual. Follow Anthony on his long journey of pain, insight and recovery. May your own dreams be recovered."Author, speaker and Outreach Ambassador for Crossroads Television / 100 Huntley Street
"Experience the force and creativity of Anthony’s descriptive writing that brings each page to life. His words provoke your thinking, challenge your feelings and inspire hope and change. Blurry Daydream, is a beautiful and surprising book of story and spirit. Anthony doesn’t just make it possible for you to read it; he makes it possible for you to live it with him!"Women of Worth Ministries, Chaplain Peel Regional Police Services
"Anthony, writing with incredible personal vulnerability and masterful inspiration, awakens within us great faith to chase our dreams, despite all the tragedies of our past, our worst nightmares and the darkness of our blame and shame, reigniting hope and fulfilling all the endless possibilities of greatness that our God of love created us to live for. Dreamer, you were born to fulfill your dreams!"President of Catch The Fire World
"Anthony does a great job encouraging his readers to fulfill the dream that God has placed in their heart. As he takes us on a journey through his life, it is very evident that God wants this story told. I loved his explanation of faith, belief, believing, doubt, and unbelief. With the challenges in our society today, too many people are questioning God and have walked away from serving Him. It takes courage to keep moving forward in this thing we call life. So, if you are struggling to fulfill your deepest desires, Blurry Daydream will help you stay on course. Anthony has been steadfast in his Christian walk, and you can trust the words spoken in this book."Founding Pastor Living Word Family Church
"Wonderfully written, BLURRY DAYDREAM will spark your heart to dream again. If you are already a dreamer, it will encourage you to push through your distractions and dream deeper. I’ve known Anthony Does for over 30 years, and I believe that this account of his experience with God’s grace will help you process through your story and see your dreams come true. Every chapter has such a genuine substance from Heaven, that your spiritual journey will become clearer than ever before."Nordyke Ministries
"There are precious few moments in life when two souls connect forging a friendship that thrusts them on the life’s pilgrimage at the same time. For over twenty years, Anthony Does has been one of those fellow travelers in my life. So when I first read Blurry Daydream in its genesis, I grew rife with joy-filled anticipation. Anthony’s practical teaching on faith, always peppered with humor, is fleshed out through his beautiful and sometimes heartbreaking personal stories that make faith accessible and mysterious all at the same time. If you allow it, Blurry Daydream will be the kind of book that becomes a companion on your faith journey."Director of Wonder Voyage, Author and Documentary Filmmaker
"For people familiar with Jesus, books about faith or about daydreaming rarely collide. The former are often consumed with Jesus' activity, and our ability to rely upon it, while the latter have to do with the magical, often-mysterious world we may or may not ever see. Through beautiful vignettes out of his life journey with Jesus, Anthony helps us to avoid a life of the mundane or 'it-is-what-it-is', and to keep dreaming for God's new heights in us and in the world. You’ll want to take it all in! Anthony is like a painter, whose colorful image-rich journey inspires hope."Regional Minister and Disciple-making Coach with EMCC.
Bishop Tony Miller
"Understanding that dreams are the catalyst God uses to awaken us from stagnate doubt and personal pessimism to a place of vibrant expectancy, Anthony Does brilliantly challenges us to ‘take courage’ and embrace the moment! For those of us who struggle with the pull of yesterday and its self-imposed limitation or for those who hesitate at the threshold of tomorrow due to the challenges it may bring – Blurry Daydream – is a book I would highly recommend to you as a starting point of a new adventure of hope and faith. You will be glad you read it!"The Gate Church, Oklahoma City, OK
"Anthony Does is the real deal. Blurry Daydream is packed with heart-warming stories, pearls of wisdom, and great practical insights on how to approach your faith journey. This book will beautifully remind you that God is the author of your story, it will help you recapture vision for your life, it will challenge you to forgive others, and it will inspire you to fully embrace God's love. I highly recommend you read this book today!"Author and Host of "Theology for the Rest of Us" Podcast
"Anthony Does writes for everyone who has ever wondered whether a miracle might be too much to hope for, or whether weak faith precludes divine intervention into a desperate situation. He artfully distinguishes between God-imparted vision and the heavily marketed but ultimately unsatisfying notion of self-actualization. In writing this book, he provides a narrative roadmap for every pilgrim who wants to reach beyond themselves to discover meaning. I love the way he skilfully and honestly articulates reliable spiritual truths for non-religious people"Founder and Chairman, 2020 Plus Think Tank, London UK
"I really appreciate the openness and honesty in this book Blurry Daydream. As someone who is in a 5 1/2 year mental health journey I really welcomed Anthony’s comments on hope and healing – from someone who presently feels that there is no real hope of this journey changing, I was deeply encouraged. Thanks for the reminder in the beginning of chapter 14, “Don’t stop believing that heaven will show up in your life with all of its promised blessings." Finding God in the everyday. Finding Hope in the suffering. This book is journey filled with stories of loss, trials and doubt leading to wholeness, rescue and freedom. Thanks for the encouragement."Speaker, Author and Blogger
"Remarkable and brilliantly-written! Blurry Daydream will stir your spirit and awaken your soul to the God-given dreams that once burned brightly in your heart! It’s a necessary reminder that our greatest accomplishments begin with a dream, and that it’s never too late to begin to walk in your purpose. I pray you will see yourself in these pages and that you will be inspired to dream while wide awake."International Speaker & Associate Pastor, Gateway Church Southlake, TX