Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Greater by Steven Furtick

 Greater  by Steven Furtick is a book that challenges you to overcome fears, failures, and self-perceptions that you aren't good enough and to do greater things for God. One quote that I really liked was, "Most believers aren't in imminent danger of ruining their lives. They're facing a danger that's far greater - wasting them.Using the Biblical account of the prophet Elisha, Furtick demonstrates how a life that was ordinary is made extraordinary when Elisha chooses to abandon all ties to his former life when he is chosen as successor to the prophet Elijah. Throughout the book, various details and stories of Elisha are shared to encourage one to not settle for good enough, or be overwhelmed with grandiose dreams of greatness; simply offer God what you have and see Him use it and you!

Since I truly loved Sun Stand Still by this author, I was excited to see another book by Steven Furtick. I was not disappointed with this one either. So many books paint such overwhelming portraits of doing for God, and often by means that I can't do. While this does mean stepping out in faith and expecting God to be able to use you, it is by offering what you have, even if it seems insignificant. The verse spoken by Jesus on the back cover, "I tell you for certain that if you have faith in Me, you will do the same things that I am doing. You will do even greater things, now that I am going back to the Father." (John 14:12),  really stood out to me as a promise by God that we often overlook. I would certainly recommend this book to anyone who wants to fully embrace their faith and not just plod along in the mundane.

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"I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review."

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