Greater - Steven Furtick

Price: $19.99

Format: Hardcover

ISBN: 9781601423252

Release: 9.4.2012

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by Gina Badalaty
August 13, 2012
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A few weeks back, I decided that I needed to start reading more Christian books and further my walk with God. To facilitate this, I joined a group called “Blogging for Books.” They had a book entitled “Greater” by Steven Furtick, and I thought it was a perfect fit for what I needed right now.

Know what? I was right!

This book is a step-by-step guide for Christians to step out of a boring, mundane life and into the “Greater” life promised us by Jesus. God gave me a number of hat tips on this book. First off, the book follows the story of the prophet Elisha, who’s story we studied the last service I attended before diving into “Greater,” which was cool because I already had that information simmering in my brain. Furtick’s take on it really got to me – am I brave enough to literally “burn the plows” of old life things that are holding me back, and jump into something new?

Each chapter explore’s the “but I can’t” that you may be feeling from the chapter before. Furtick’s conversational style and self-deprecating humor speaks to the “loser” culture that lurks in each of our hearts: I can’t, I’m too dumb, I’m not good enough. By shadowing his life and the lives of good friends, like Lysa TerKeurst (who I had the good fortune to meet the very same day I read this book, see- no coincedences!), with Elisha’s tale from a plower to a prophet, we get a clear sense of how God can do so very much for, with and through, if only we allow it.

Almost every page of this book spoke to and taught me valuable nuggets. If there was any part I had trouble with, I’d say it was the chapter called “Trust Fund Baby”, which was an elusive concept, about how God never wastes our faith, even when we are believing for something that will never come to pass. I don’t completely disagree with that, but I didn’t buy the “trust fund” analogy, it made God seem sort of petty to me. Perhaps I have a negative connotation of the financial world after the last few years.

All in all, I really enjoyed this book. It made me think, it made me act, and I will be going back and reviewing it, along with the study guide at the back to move me out of my “lesser loser life” and into something “greater” for the glory of God. Download the first chapter to see if you enjoy Furtick’s voice and style as much as I did.

Check out author Steven Furtick’s site, learn more about him and the books he’s authored, and be sure to check him out on Facebook.

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

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