LOS ANGELES, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Matthew Barnett, cofounder of the Dream Center in Los Angeles, has written The Cause within You, to be released by Tyndale House Publishers February 1, 2011. Barnett believes that each of us has been created for a great cause and that we will never be truly fulfilled until we find and pursue it.
In The Cause within You, cowritten with George Barna, Barnett shares his journey to discovering the ultimate cause he was created for, founding the nine-acre, 14-story Los Angeles Dream Center, which serves as a round-the-clock sanctuary for homeless families, addicts, abused women and children, victims of human trafficking, and many others.
In just the first four years that the Dream Center was founded, the inner cities of Los Angeles experienced a dramatic revival as prostitution and gang violence dropped by 73%, homicide dropped by 28% and rape dropped by 53% (http://www.dreamcenter.org).
In The Cause within You, Barnett writes, "A transforming cause is never about you - promoting yourself, achieving greater fame or fortune, experiencing more pleasure or comfort, amassing greater power. It is always about using the resources God has given you - skills, relationships, experiences, money, time, intelligence, and all the rest - to make a positive impact in the lives of others."
Through his book, Barnett shares the shocking and inspirational stories of individuals who have come through the Los Angeles Dream Center and turned their lives around. He writes about a 40-year-old man who was once the master of the largest prostitution, drug and gang ring in Los Angeles who now helps the government learn more about how to prevent crime, a middle-aged woman who has adopted over 15 special needs children who were abandoned at hospitals and a former prostitute who now speaks at pimp conventions to stop the cycle of the sex market among many other fascinating and brave individuals.
Matthew Barnett has turned the L.A. Dream Center into a nationwide movement with over 80 Dream Centers established across the country. Barnett has successfully made his dream into a reality and seeks to guide others to find the cause that will transform their lives. Visit http://www.matthewbarnett.com.
SOURCE Tyndale House Publishers