Greater - Steven Furtick

Price: $19.99

Format: Hardcover

ISBN: 9781601423252

Release: 9.4.2012

Religion - Christian Life - Spiritual Growth

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by Gretta Johns
August 15, 2012
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Steven Furtick's first book, "Sun Stand Still" is still ranked on my top 10 Christian book list. It brings to life how we are to have an "audacious faith" when it comes to our prayer life and uses the prayer of Joshua 10 as the catalyst for creating this in our own lives. I was pretty excited to receive an advanced readers copy of his latest book, "Greater" to review as well.

Are you ready to open your imagination to the possibility that God has a vision for your life that is Greater? We all have honest moments when we're gripped by a desire to feel that what we're doing matters more. That who we are matters more. And according to one of the most shocking verses in the Bible, Jesus wants the very same thing for every one of us. "Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father." (John 14:12) That single promise -- "greater things than these" -- should be enough to shatter our acceptance of spiritual mediocrity. Unfortunately, most of believers have only tried and given up on vague notions of greatness....then settled into a life's that's just good enough. Furtick uses the story of Elisha (the prophet who followed Elijah) and brings to life the story of Elisha that goes way beyond what most of us know about the prophet Elisha. Like Sun Stand Still, this book is filled with his own story of how God has worked in his life and he writes in a very conversational way making the book enjoyable to read. One of my favorite aspects of this book is that Furtick doesn't present it where being a Christian is all a bed of roses with no problems but he very poignantly shares how hard times will come by putting your faith in God. The back of the book contains discussion questions making this book a great read for a book club or a small group Bible study.

I honestly can say there wasn't too much about the book Greater that I didn't like. There was a story shared in chapter 11 "Open My Eyes" that talked about a situation regarding a special needs child and honestly, I don't believe it really had any relevance with the message of his book. Other than that, I really enjoyed this book and it will be added to our Christian book library. You can download the first chapter to see if you like this book and style of writing or you can check out Steven Furtick's website to learn more about him, his church and the books he has authored.

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