Greater - Steven Furtick

Price: $19.99

Format: Hardcover

ISBN: 9781601423252

Release: 9.4.2012

Religion - Christian Life - Spiritual Growth

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by christopher page
September 3, 2012
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I love trivia! For years, I have been an avid sports fan, and love to dig into those little known facts about certain players that a: sets them apart, and b: makes me seem super smart for knowing these little tidbits. I have also been involved in children's ministry for a number of years and so lately, I have also been plucking wonderful tidbits of Bible trivia to share with the kids I work with (i.e. Did you know there were 2 Noahs in the Bible? 1 man and 1 woman - a boat builder and a daughter of Zelophehad). I am also a story teller. I love to reenact these stories from scripture that kids may not be totally familiar with and help them learn the story and see the cool things that God has done, so they can become more aware of the cool things God is doing.

One of my favorite sections of the bible - for story telling and trivial purposes, begins near the end of 1 Kings and stretches into 2 Kings. This is the portion of scripture that talks about the prophetic lives of Elijah and Elisha. Mostly, I've been drawn to these stories because of their cool factor - Elijah's showdown with the prophets of Baal and the Raven food delivery system the man vs. horse foot race - and Elisha with the widow's oil, Naaman's leprosy and the floating ax head.

So as I began "Greater" the new book by Steven Furtick that hits bookstores tomorrow, I was excited to learn that it would be about Elisha and the stories that I knew and loved. But then Furtick blindsided me with life application and a challenge to live a life in pursuit of more than "good enough" - rather going after the "greater" life that comes with going all out after the best that God has for us.

The book brings application and teaching to so many parts of Elisha's story, from his unorthodox invitation to follow Elijah to Elisha's death and burial, from burning his plows - a sign of leaving the old life behind and moving on to the "greater" life in such a way that a return to the old way in impossible - to the miraculous things God accomplished through his life. This book, and my prayer time, helped me identify some plows that I need to burn in my life if I am truly going to follow God with my whole heart. It continues on to challenge us to do hard things, confidently knowing that God is with us and able to do whatever He wants, and what He wants is the best for us.

You can read Chapter 1 for yourself here.

I'd love to spend some time recounting to you what I read and how it is already and will continue to apply to my life and the place God is leading me - but I don't yet know what it is all going to look like - and that is fine with me. I would, however, strongly recommend that you get your hands on a copy of this book. But that comes with a caveat. Reader beware, this book holds between its covers truth that can expose a frightening, challenging road to walk. It is not for the feint hearted - or maybe it is, because in our weakness, He is strong.

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

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