I appreciate Steven Furtick. As a young pastor and author, he is able to bring along relevant applications and sound Scriptural teaching. Honestly, and unfortunately, thatâ€™s not common. In his newest book, â€œGreater,â€ he does it again. Through twelve chapters, Furtick takes a closer look at the life of Elisha as he calls us not to live a great life, but a greater life. As he mentions early in the book, â€œJesus isnâ€™t calling us to be greater than He is; Heâ€™s calling us to be greater with Him through His Spirit within us.â€
This is not a self-help book. Itâ€™s not a book about becoming a better version of you. Itâ€™s not even a book about you. Itâ€™s a book about the power of God in our lives today. Greatness is something that we strive to attain and hold onto; Greater is something that we surrender and allow God to work in our lives. I appreciated the Scriptural basis for each chapter. These are not merely Furtickâ€™s thoughts and opinions; they are rooted in Scripture. Each chapter has a fresh application and insight.
This book is for you:
If you are looking to grow in your walk with Christ. If you are looking to break out of the ordinary and mundane. If you are looking to live in todayâ€™s and not yesterdayâ€™s victories. If you are ready to live in the fullness of the life God has in store for you. Honestly, I would recommend this book for anybody. It is complete with discussion questions in the book for any small group setting. Apart from one section about â€œDigging Ditches,â€ it is unique, and yet a continuation, from his previous book Sun Stand Still. I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars. Pick it up when you get the chance!
Please note that Waterbrook Multnomah gave me a free copy of this book for my honest opinion. I was in no way pressured to give a positive review of the above material.