Monday, December 26, 2011

Pursuing Your Dreams: A Review of QUITTER by Jon Acuff

For many people there’s a gap between what they’re currently doing for a living and what they wish they were doing for a living. Jon Acuff in his book QUITTER calls this the gap between your day job and your dream job. Acuff was once a chronic job quitter, never finding exactly what he was looking for. Until he decided to use his day job as the perfect opportunity to work toward his dream job, closing the gap between his day job and his dream job.

Acuff, who writes a funny blog about the idosyncracies of Christians called Stuff Christians Like, takes us on the journey of how he attained his dream job writing for Dave Ramsey’s company, and along the journey he gives some great advice on how people can grow to like a job you don’t love and to hustle your way toward making your dream job a reality.

QUITTER is packed with incredible insight on how to discover what it is you most love doing and how to get to the point where that is what you’re doing for a living. The only drawback to the book is that people who are creatively oriented, such as writers, will probably find this more helpful than other people who don’t feel led to a creatively-oriented job. I love writing, so I found the book to be great for pursuing that dream.

Still, QUITTER is encouraging to discover your dream and how to work toward it. Plus, Acuff is funny all the way through. It's definitely a book I'll turn to again and again.


  1. Great review. I still have yet to read this one. It's on my list. Thanks!

  2. Don,
    Thanks for reading. It was definitely one of my top pics of 2011.