I have had the opportunity to read and review some really good books in the past couple of months. However, the one I am going to share with you today is absolutely amazing. It is Greater by Steven Furtick. He is the pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. I have heard him speak a couple of times via the Internet, so I jumped at the chance to review his latest book.
Steven uses the verse John 4:12, “I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.”, as the springboard for the entire book. Steven defines greater as “Beyond what you see in yourself on your best day. But exactly what God has seen in you all along” (10). Let that sink in for a moment. This is the way God already views each one of us. Greater encourages us not to fall into the trap of living a life that is just good enough. We need to strive to be greater; for God’s glory, not our own. But how does one go about such a daunting task? By using the example of the Prophet Elisha, Steven ties in the Biblical principles of implementing this greater mindset into our lives today.
The chapters are short, concise, but packed with a punch. Steven has also included discussion questions at the end of the book for each chapter. This will give you a kick start to the greater life that God longs for each of us to have. I highly recommend that you run, not walk, to your local bookstore or favorite online retailer and preorder this book today. It will change the way you look at life.