That's what the premise of this book is- you can stop living an ordinary, settling-for-less life and "live in a place called greater". It's a "next step" kind of book after his title "Sun Stand Still"- which I would love to read.
I thought at first that this book was going to be another disappointing Christian self-help book. I guess in a way it is like another self-help, but it wasn't disappointing and in a sense it was different that the plethora of oh-s-many- others out there. Can you tell I'm a little weary of reading those?
I really got the message about living the safe, good enough life and regretting it. I'm not a huge risk taker and neither is my husband (he's really not!) We don't mind being a tad radical or different, but "good enough" suits us just fine, except not really. If you want to be shaken out of your sleepy mediocrity, grab a copy of this book. It will most certainly do that.
Something I loved was the "voice" the author wrote with. He's got a sense of humor and he's relevant to our culture. He also focused on Elisha, a great O.T. prophet that I love reading about anyway.
Would I recommend this book? Yes. It's not something that made the clouds part for me or anything, but it may for you, and it was certainly well-written and revived for conviction that I have indeed been called to greater things. Greater faith. Greater relationships, greater care of others and most of all greater intimacy with Christ.
About This BookAre 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—“even greater things than these”—should be enough to shatter our acceptance of spiritual mediocrity. Unfortunately, most believers have only tried and given up on vague notions of greatness…then settled into a life that’s just good enough.
Good enough = Baseline living that is marked by mediocrity, stuck in spiritual survival mode, and controlled by complacency.
Greatness = Vague, unrealistic aspirations of doing better that don’t work in real life and lead to endless frustration.
But there is a third way.
Greater = The life-altering understanding that God is ready to accomplish a greatness in your life that is entirely out of human reach—beyond anything you see in yourself on your best day, but exactly what God has seen in you all along.
In Greater, Pastor Steven Furtick draws on the biblical story of Elisha to empower you to:
• Take a God-given dream from idea to reality
• Stretch your limited resources and abilities in ways you never thought possible
• Replace the images of yourself that keep you feeling stuck in the past
• Make a significant impact with your life starting today, rather than making endless plans for tomorrow that you never get around to
If you’re tired of being ordinary, it’s time to dream bigger. If you’re feeling overwhelmed about where to begin, it’s time to start smaller. It’s time to ignite God’s Greater vision for your life.
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