Greater: Dream Bigger, Start Smaller, Ignite God's Vision for Your Life

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Multnomah Books, 2012 - Religion - 208 pages
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Are you ready to open your imagination to the possibility that God has a vision for your life that is greater?

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.

And according to one of the most shocking verses in the Bible, Jesus wants the very same thing for every one of us:

"Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father." -John 14:12

That single promise--"even greater things than these"--should be enough to shatter our acceptance of spiritual mediocrity. Unfortunately, most believers have only tried and given up on vague notions of greatness...then settled into a life that's just good enough.

Good enough = Baseline living that is marked by mediocrity, stuck in spiritual survival mode, and controlled by complacency.

Greatness = Vague, unrealistic aspirations of doing better that don't work in real life and lead to endless frustration.

But there is a third way.

Greater = The life-altering understanding that God is ready to accomplish a greatness in your life that is entirely out of human reach--beyond anything you see in yourself on your best day, but exactly what God has seen in you all along. 

In Greater, 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

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.

 

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Can't take it seriously

User Review  - Cliffymania - Christianbook.com

“Naaman was a rock star.” – Steven Furtick Why does the book exist? Steven Furtick’s basic premise is that “most of us are not in danger of ruining their lives, we’re in danger of wasting them ... Read full review

don't settle for good enough. . .try greater

User Review  - DiscipleMom Laura - Christianbook.com

In his book Greater, pastor and author Steven Furtick encourages readers to pursue "greater" instead of good enough or greatness. He says, "Greater = the life-altering understanding that God is ready ... Read full review

Contents

Steve and Me
1
Lesser Loser Life
15
Dragging Behind
23
Burn the Plows
37
Digging Ditches
55
Wasted Faith
91
Trust Fund Baby
107
Saving Captain Awesomesauce
119
Where Did It Fall?
141
Open My Eyes
159
Strike the Water
179
These Bones
189
Acknowledgments
207
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About the author (2012)

Steven Furtick, author of the best-selling Sun Stand Still, is founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church, which in only six years has grown to more than 10,000 in regular attendance at six locations. He holds a master of divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Holly, have three children, Elijah, Graham, and Abbey. They make their home near Charlotte, North Carolina.

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