Religion - Christian Life - Spiritual Growth
Greater is the second book that I have read by Steven Furtick. I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect after his first book, Sun Stand Still, changed so many lives of people who I know. The short answer is, Steven Furtick has done it again. There are many books on the market classified as inspirational or self-help, but Pastor Furtick of Elevation Church is truly passionate about helping people. It comes across so well in his conversational style of writing. What I love about his books is that the study guide is included in the back of the book. Small groups won’t need to necessarily purchase a separate guide to get high-impact discussion around this topic.
This no-nonsense, give-it-to-them straight book gets right to the point of how to experience something greater, regardless of the area that you are expecting greater in. In order to get greater, some tough decisions have to be made. There are no easy answers, but if you really want greater and are tired of experiencing lesser, you will make the decision to go after it followed by the actions to bring it to pass. This starts with a clear understanding of the difference between good, greatness and greater. (No spoiler here, you’ll have to read page 9 and 10 for that.) Perhaps you already know these differences because you’ve been working this thing for many years. Pastor Furtick addresses this as well in “The Makeup of Monotony”. You can’t talk about greater without dealing with the reality that you sometimes get stuck in a rut. You’ve developed a rhythm for how things are to be, day in and day out without even realizing that you are in the incubator of complacency. These and other topics are covered in an easy to read fashion that typifies Furtick’s writing. Be sure to check this one out beginning September 4, 2012.
A complimentary advance copy of this book was provided for review purposes by Multnomah Publishing. I was not required to post a positive review and the views expressed in this review are my own.
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