Format: Trade Paperback
Religion - Christian Life - Spiritual Growth
I think Steven Furtick is on to something with the premise of this book; having and developing the faith to pray boldly and to ask God for things that seem impossible.
"If the size of your vision for your life isn't intimidating to you, there's a good chance it's insulting to God!"
Furtick makes this statement and it is hard to disagree with. Often times we limit what God can do in our lives because we simply don't ask God for it.
With that said, I was not totally sold on Sun Stand Still. I think the message the Furtick has for his readers needs to be heard, but maybe not in 200 pages. Furtick's writing style, I assume, is very much like he preaches, and the pages of Sun Stand Still are full of inspirational stories of different people who were bold enough to pray the kind of audacious prayer Furtick talks about here.
But after a while it felt like the chapters were becoming redundant. I tend to be drawn in to the theological side of things and a fresh interpretation of Scripture or message from God's Word is always great, but this book left me feeling like it was a motivational speech.
I won't say that is a bad thing. For some, this book may absolutely change their lives. For me, I felt as though I could stop after the first couple of chapters.
Despite those things, I find myself still pulling quotes and information from it's pages in the context of ministry conversation and I would still recommend Sun Stand Still as a decent read.
Juvenile Fiction - Religious - Christian - Fantasy
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