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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Greater by Steven Furtick (Review)

Greater: Dream Bigger.  Start Smaller.  Ignite God’s Vision for Your Life

by Steven Furtick

(I received this book for review purposes.) 

Genre- Christian Living

Published by- WaterBrook Multnomah

Copyrighted- 2012

Number of pages- 214

Age Group- Adult and Teen

Description of book- hardback, list price $19.99, ISBN: 978-1-60142-325-2

All of us can be greater through Jesus and Steven Furtick shows us how to do it in his book, Greater.  He uses the story of Elisha as an example on how we can live a better life through Christ.  There is more to our life than what we know and this book shows us how to do it.

About the author- Steven Furtick currently lives in North Carolina with his wife and three children.  He is the founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church.  He has written the book, Sun Standing Still.

My thoughts- One of the ways you can know a book is good is by the quality and number of quotes from others at the front or back of the book- Greater, by Steven Furtick had a lot of them.  I decided that with the number of quotes and the fact that it was a New York Times Bestseller, that I would have a great book to read.  I was right.  Once I started reading, I couldn’t stop.

I enjoyed the personal stories, and I could tell how gifted Furtick is.  One of my favorite parts involved his son, Elijah, and learning how to ride a two-wheeled bicycle.  Furtick was having a difficult time teaching Elijah, but when Elijah wanted to write a sermon for his brother’s birthday, Furtick was able to help him.  Furtick decided it was o.k. that he couldn’t teach Elijah to ride a bike.  This example show me that we don’t have to be great at everything.  We can simply excel at what we can do.  We can focus on ourselves, not what someone else can do.  We can think inside the box.

I would rather have had the questions at the end of each chapter, but I really liked the chapter titles, like “Burn the Plows.” 

I recommend this book to high school students and adults.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Greater by Steven Furtick for free from the WaterBrook Multnomah “Blogging For Books” program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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