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firstname.lastname@example.org Now Available in Paperback, USA Today Best-Selling There Is More from Hillsong Founder and Global Senior Pastor Brian Houston Offers Insight on How to Live Out a Purposeful Life “There couldn’t be a more timely or needed book. In these confusing days, we need to be stretched where our thinking is limited, expanded where our dreams are small, and reminded that our God is not a God of confusion. In Brian Houston’s There Is More, we are encouraged to hold tight to that truth, believing that His peace, power, and light abound in even the darkest of times and that through us He can and will do immeasurably more than we can ever imagine.” —Roma Downey, actor, producer, and president of LightWorkers Media
As a young man, Brian Houston dreamed of preaching the good news of the Bible and possibly building a great church one day. In 1983 in Sydney, Australia, when Houston started Hillsong Church with less than 100 people gathering in a small school auditorium, he had no idea God would exceed his own expectations and dreams. Now, 35 years later, his international network of churches expands into 20 countries across six continents with 50 million people singing Hillsong Worship songs in churches around the world each Sunday; including seven U.S. Hillsong locations, from New York to Los Angeles, with approximately 20,000 attendees each week.
In his USA Today
best-selling book There is More: When the World Says You Can’t – God Says You Can
(November 12, 2019, WaterBrook), now available in paperback, Houston encourages readers that the “more” they are looking for comes not from more stuff, more money, or more self-fulfillment. It can only come through discovering more of God and His plan and purpose for their lives.
Houston offers insight to readers on how to live out the purposeful dreams God has for them. “God sees more in you than you could ever see in yourself,” says Houston. “No matter what triumphs you’ve celebrated or failures you’ve lived, He has more grace and favor waiting in your future. He hears your heart’s cry for more. He wants to expand your purpose beyond anything you could imagine, starting with the choices you make today. When someone surrenders control and follows God’s guidance, they become empowered and equipped to do the impossible, reach higher, and go further than they could have ever imagined—giving God all the glory.” There is More
is based on the scripture from Ephesians 3:20-21: “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.” Through this passage, Houston has learned to trust God with the desires of his heart and wants to encourage and empower readers to do the same.
Readers will be encouraged to:
· Think big:
God thinks big and so should we. So much of the messaging in the world around us tells us to stop, to not get out of line, to not rise above. You are meant to live a life of greatness and uniqueness.
· Break through barriers:
How to take every limitation in your life, either by yourself or by others and break through the barriers and overcome the odds!
· Keep dreaming:
Being a dreamer isn’t a thing of the past. It is an ongoing part of life. Surround yourself with other dreamers that encourage you, keep you on course.
· Stop comparing:
Comparison is a thief of joy. Don’t do it. Everyone has different callings and talents.
· Don’t give up:
For every hurdle, there is a way over, around, or through! Don’t give up before you’ve reached your goal or dream. When you achieve great things, they not only better your own life, but also the world around you! Perseverance makes this world a better place for all of us.
Houston is also Executive Producer of Hillsong Worship, which received its first Grammy Award for Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song of the Year in 2018 for “What a Beautiful Name It Is.”
Hillsong’s U.S. congregations are located in New York, New Jersey, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix, Boston, and Dallas and have approximately 20,000 in attendance per weekend. ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Brian Houston is an international best-selling author and the global senior pastor of Hillsong Church, a family of congregations comprising more than 100,000 weekly attendees. Considered by many to be a leading voice in the shaping of contemporary leadership values and church culture, Houston is highly regarded for his bold innovation and passion for the local church. Houston’s infectious love for people and his empowering brand of leadership reaches millions of people weekly through his program, Brian Houston TV,
and draws tens of thousands annually to Hillsong Conferences in Sydney, London, and the U.S. He is also the president of the recently launched Hillsong Channel, president of Hillsong College, and the executive producer of countless gold and platinum albums that have come from the Hillsong worship team. Houston and his wife, Bobbie, have three grown children and live in Sydney, Australia, and Orange County, California
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“Brian Houston is a dear friend who knows what God can do in your life when you surrender all. There Is More
will help you learn to live a fulfilled life by trusting God to take control. I challenge you to allow this book to impact your life.” —Rick Warren, senior pastor of Saddleback Church
“If you’ve ever felt that you’ve been created for something greater, pastor Brian Houston’s new book, There Is More,
is exactly what you need. Packed with spiritual truth, deep insights, and practical wisdom, this book reveals how your future can hold more than you ever thought possible. Read There Is More
and prepare for God to build your faith, stretch your mind, and enlarge your perspective of what He wants to do through you.” —Craig Groeschel, pastor of Life.Church and author of Divine Direction: 7 Decisions That Will Change Your Life
“Why is it that most of us have what we need yet still find ourselves striving for more? My friend Brian Houston taps into this dichotomy and challenges us in the way that only he can. If you’ll dig into this book, I’m confident you’ll walk away with a greater expectation for your future.” —Steven Furtick, pastor of Elevation Church and New York Times best-selling author
“Brian Houston is an exceptional leader—God loving, Jesus focused, Holy Spirit anointed, authentic, credible, and pioneering. There Is More
is a treasure trove of inspiring visionary teaching and leadership insights, combined with fascinating anecdotes and his own powerful testimony. I hope you will enjoy this book as much as I did.” —Nicky Gumbel, vicar of HTB Church, London
“I respect and admire Pastor Brian so much that when my own dad and pastor was valiantly fighting cancer, it felt only natural to me that Pastor Brian was the kind of father, husband, and pastor I could look to for leadership in these next seasons of my life. I literally began to call him “my pastor,” and the rest, as they say, is history. When I read There Is More,
I noticed that the character of God has spurred Pastor Brian on to desire more of Him, to learn more about Him, to follow His hand with great faith, and to live with an expectation of His goodness in all circumstances. This hunger for more is sincere and deep and very real; not for things but for a vibrant relationship with his God. Not because he is a pastor, or a husband, or a father, but because he is first a follower of Jesus. It’s clear from these pages that Pastor Brian actively cultivates this beautiful appetite for more of God. And now he whets all of our appetites as well.” —Judah Smith, lead pastor of Churchome.org and best-selling author of Jesus Is _____.
“God has a plan and a purpose for your life that is bigger than you. But God needs you to believe it, know what’s inside of you to achieve it, and build the character that sustains it. Brian Houston’s new book, There Is More,
will show you the way! Don’t just make it a part of your library; make it a part of your life!” —A. R. Bernard, ambassador for Christ in Culture
“My friend Pastor Brian is a strong man of God and a phenomenal leader to the body of Christ. His new book, There Is More,
will challenge you to pursue the calling God has given you with renewed passion and fervor. This book is an invitation for God to take you beyond what you dreamed to be possible!” —John Bevere, author and minister, Messenger International