If you sense that you were meant for more but feel stuck where you are, Greater: Dream Bigger. Start Smaller. Ignite God's Vision for Your Life. will give you the confidence to know that nothing is impossible with God, the clarity to see the next step He’s calling you... Read More
If you sense that you were meant for more but feel stuck where you are, Greater: Dream Bigger. Start Smaller. Ignite God's Vision for Your Life. will give you the confidence to know that nothing is impossible with God, the clarity to see the next step He’s calling you to take and the courage to do anything He tells you to do.
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. 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.
In this book, 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
It's time to break free from a life that's "good enough" and time to reach for something Greater. This book will help you figure out how to get there - one small step at a time.
Page Count: 224
- Product type: Book
- Format: Hardcover
- Release Date: Sep 4, 2012
- UPC: 9781601423252
- Height: 0.82
- Width: 5.41
- Length: 8.11
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 224
- Publish Date: Sep 11, 2012
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "REL012070"
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- Love It! by Ashley on 11/30/2012
This book is both an encouragement and challenge to every believer and the body of Christ. We are put on this earth to do far more than we are doing! This book has changed my perspective and has challenged me to step out in authentic faith and see how God moves in my weaknesses and gifts He has given!
- Good, Great, or Greater? by KimberlyS on 8/3/2012
Are you feeling stuck in mediocrity? Do you want to do great things? Steven Furtick urges us to focus not on great, but on greater. Beyond good enough and beyond human definitions of greatness is God's plan to do things in our lives that are greater than anything we could do without Him.
Using the life of Elisha as the pattern and example, this book leads the reader to dream big dreams and start with small steps. Like Elisha burning his plow before he followed Elijah, we need to get rid of things that tie us to our lesser life in order to follow God's call. Furtick gives examples of people who gave up things that seemed great in order to pursue a greater calling. He also shows that things we might not consider great may be part of our becoming greater in God.
My favorite chapter is entitled "Digging Ditches." In II Kings chapter 3, we find an army dying of thirst and two kings turning to Elisha for help. The message from God is to "make this valley full of ditches." God could have sent rain immediately, dropped water bottles from heaven, or created a reservoir out of nothing, but he tells them to dig ditches. Do they really believe He will send water? Fortunately for Israel, they trust the message and dig ditches all night long. God then fills them with water.If you are waiting for something greater, ask yourself if you need to be digging a ditch.
The chapter "A Little Oil" is likewise a life changer. When the prophet's widow is facing creditors who will take her sons as slaves, Elisha asks her "What do you have in your house?" Instead of saying "nothing" she remembers there is a little oil. In a variation of the ditch story, she is directed to borrow jars, which God fills with oil. Are we moping around waiting for God to move when we should be out borrowing jars for him to fill? Are we using what He has already given us?
Greater is a book for individual edification or for class study. Discussion questions are included at the end of the book. I would recommend this for youth as well as adults.
I received an advance reading copy of this book from Multnomah Books in return for my honest review.
- Greater by Steven Furdick by mlbarber on 8/2/2012
Greater by Steven Furtick
Steven Furtick offers a challenge to believers in his statement, “Most believers aren’t in imminent danger of ruining their lives. They’re facing a danger that’s far greater: wasting them.” We cannot be just “good enough”. On the other hand, we don’t aim for greatness. God can do greater things as we have confidence to know that anything is possible with God; as we have clarity to realize the next step God is asking you to take; and the courage to do anything God asks.
Furtick uses several examples from the life of Elisha to illustrate his point: Burn the plough because we cannot hold on to the former things of life; Dig the ditches as we have faith to dig before we can see the rain; and from the illustration of the widow—God needs all we have.
“Greater isn’t automatic or permanent. It is a daily, intentional decision.” Furtick also mentions the fact that the greater we become in God, the less about us we become so obedience is the starting line of humility. “God’s power within you is only potential until you convert it into strength—by faith and action.”
The points Furtick makes are backed with about 24 Scriptures. I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.
- Greater! by Adam on 7/19/2012
Steven Furtick does it again with Greater! He picked up where he left off with Sun Stand Still. With Greater, he delivers another inspirational message filled with hope for greater things to come. He lays out a road map based on the life of Elisha, showing you that in order to achieve greater things in life, you have to burn the plow and trust God for the things to come.
Pastor Furtick delivers in a laid back style using his trademark humor and insight to bring a practical, easy to read, hard to put down message of hope for greater things to come to those who let go of the present and trust God for the future.
I received this book from Waterbrook Multnomah in exchange for this review.