reading: Greater

Image“This book… is for people who sense that God has something more for them but they don’t know what it is. Or they feel stuck and don’t know how to get to where God is calling them to be.” – Steven Furtick

As is pretty typical with books of the “Dream Big” ideology, Furtick uses plenty of pop-culture references and light-hearted, feel-good stories to help make his points. If you’re looking for a back-to-basics study for your small group, or you’re just starting to figure out where God wants you and what He has in store for you, this book is a good place to start. If you’re looking to get out of the shallow end of the pool, you could probably pass on this one.

One of my highest praises for this book, however, is that Furtick doesn’t strictly call people away from their current lives and on to a more successful, faster-paced adventure of a life. While some may see their life as futile, Furtick points out that if God has called us to a place or a position, sometimes it’s the greatest thing that we can be doing at that point. Often, these “non-self help books” call us away from the life that God may have already called us to, instead of evaluating our current situation and realizing the work that God has for us to do in that place.

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.

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