Do you understand that you have "a place in the game?" Dr. David Cook, author and executive producer of Seven Days in Utopia, challenges us to embrace the destiny placed before us... one that will change eternity. Hear the amazing details of how God brought the book and movie together and how you can apply the seven lessons learned in Utopia to your life.
Filmed at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, TX (home of Max Lucado) this eight-session teaching seminar led by Dr. Cook begins with the powerful backstory, followed by seven lessons learned in Utopia. These sessions were filmed before a live audience and follow the themes of the movie and book. Each session is approximately 30 minutes in length.
Backstory: My Sacred Journey
Listen as Dr. Cook takes you on the amazing journey of how this book and movie came out of the blue... that is heaven. You will be inspired by the hand of the great composer who orchestrated this incredible Gideon like Opus. Total running time, 36:36.
Lesson 1: Live for the Feet in the Ashes
How can a game have such an effect on a man’s soul? Dr. Cook brings his experience and stories from his work with World, National, and PGA Champions to answer this question and issues a challenge to "Beyond Success" a place of eternal trophies.
31:38 total running time
Lesson 2: Take a Stand in the Bean Field
The enemy of greatness is in the business of stealing territory. Dr. Cook talks of taking a heroic stand in the middle of the field and to use the weapons God has equipped us with to win the battle for eternity. As Johnny states, "It all starts with Conviction."
33:10 total running time
Lesson 3: Call Your Shot
All performances start with a blank canvas. In this session Dr. Cook instructs us on how to paint a "Masterpiece." As his mentor taught him at the age of fourteen, "If you don't choose to paint a masterpiece you will spend your life mired in a world of stick figure outcomes." Dr. Cook unpacks the concept of SFT (see, feel, and trust).
32:00 total running time
Lesson 4: Truth Always Trumps Tradition
As Johnny says, "I have a respect for tradition but a passion for truth." Dr. Cook gives a clarion call to break ranks from tradition for traditions sake and become revolutionaries in the fight for truth. He discusses how the Face-On putting method became both a symbol and defining moment in the book and movie and challenges us to do the same in the game of life.
31:29 total running time
Lesson 5: Practice for the Emergencies
Being prepared for the emergencies of life provides the foundation for supreme confidence. Dr. Cook teaches on this juxtaposition and the power of living life fearlessly in the face of constant adversity and interference.
33:29 total running time
Lesson 6: Bury the Lies
Johnny challenged Luke to, "bury the suffocating lies, right here right now." In this session Dr. Cook opens the door to a life of freedom by disclosing the lies of the enemy of greatness and revealing our true identity on this sacred journey called life.
31:49 total running time
Lesson 7: Push Out Into the Deep
We are all destined for greatness. However, most people wade in the shallow waters of life living an adventure-less life. Dr. Cook speaks of the indescribable journey that awaits the courageous few who "push out into the deep and let down their nets."
36:58 total running time