Book Review – Greater

“Greater” by Steven Furtick is a book about ultimately fulfilling God’s greater vision for your life. Pastor Steven parallels the life of Elisha throughout the book to compare how we in our life must push on for greater. Greater isn’t always what we think it is because we can’t see the whole picture the way God does.

I will say that if you need a “life pep talk” I think this is a great book for you. This is of course Steven Furtick’s style of preaching so it is to be expected. I love the transparency and vulnerability he shares throughout the book. His examples and stories are stellar. It makes me feel more confident in my struggles knowing that God uses us despite our shortcomings.

The book is based on the premise that we are all meant for more. Not more as in the if I do “x” God will pour our “X times 1000” on me way though. This encourages us to find the specific purpose and plan God has for each one of us. it isn’t about the things that we do but rather who God is and His plan for us. This may often fly in the face of conventional wisdom.

If you are going through a time where you aren’t sure what God’s vision for your life is or even struggling to accept His plan for you, this is a good read. If you fight with feeling insignificant or are confused by your God-given dream, be sure to check it out.

The book has discussion questions at the end that go with each chapter. It would make a very good book for small groups.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my review.

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