Religion - Christian Life - Spiritual Growth
A Review of: Greater: Dream Bigger. Start Smaller. Ignite God's Vision for Your Life. By Steven Furtick
Are you content with the way your life is today? Is there something you feel like you're called to do, but haven't figured out what it is yet? Do you feel like your occupation, family, or life is something less than extraordinary? Then Steven Furtick's book, Greater was written for you.
Elijah and Elisha were amazing prophets. From calling down fire from heaven, to parting the Jordan River, God did some amazing things using these guys. Furtick weaves throughout the stories of Elijah and Elisha and demonstrates to the reader the path to greatness. Greatness in your family, in your job, in your life and in your world. God has called all of us to greatness and this book wants us to attain that greatness.
One of the best features of this book is that it calls us to be greater right where we are. While some books guilt you into thinking that you have to go off to some foreign country and raise orphans to be great, Steven Furtick's book tells you to be greater right where you live. Are you a teacher? Then be greater right there in the school. Are you a housewife? Then be greater right there in the house. Are you a janitor? Then be greater. Steven recognizes that God has called some to move to Africa/South America/Asia, but God has also called us to live right where He's placed us. Not to mention (as the title portrays) we should start smaller and dream bigger. What would it look like to live Greater right where you are?
Overall, I thought this book was great and is a great motivator and encourager for those who know their not quite living up to greatness. I do worry though that some who maybe are content to stay how they are, and where they are will miss the message of the book. While it does a great job of motivating the audience that knows there is a problem, it lacks in shedding light on the problem if we are oblivious to it. Another thing I was thinking about were the practical steps after reading this book. How do I become greater? What steps are there to become greater? Obviously some of these steps could be different for different people, but it's important to guide people on their path to greatness somehow and I think this book could have used some better direction for people to start. On that note, maybe the place to start would be surrounding yourself with people who are already great or are striving to be greater?
Four out of five stars. Great read!
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I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
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