Bible Studies, Non-Fiction Books

Seven Mile Miracle Pastor Steven Furtick

Seven Mile Miracle
Steven Furtick

About the Book:

His Final Words Are Your New Beginning

It’s Good Friday. The Son of God is giving up his life. What does he want to say to us in His final hours? What does He tell the people standing at the foot of the cross, to pass down to the ages? He speaks only seven short statements. Words of forgiveness, salvation, relationship, abandonment, distress, triumph, and reunion. Seven statements that mean everything.

In Seven-Mile Miracle, Pastor Steven Furtick shows us how Jesus’s last words offer mile markers for our journey in relationship with God. It’s a lifelong journey and it’s not always easy. But Jesus is both our guide and our destination as we travel.

Includes questions for reflection and a forty-day reading guide to Jesus’s death and resurrection.

A Proven Path for Spiritual Growth

From time to time we all feel stuck in our relationship with God and frustrated by life’s setbacks. Jesus faced what could have been the ultimate defeat on the cross. Yet he emerged triumphant through his relationship with his heavenly Father. And he showed us the way so that we could do the same.

In Seven-Mile Miracle, Steven Furtick explores how Jesus’s seven last statements on the cross offer a proven spiritual growth path for us. You will experience the Easter message more personally than ever before as you engage the words of forgiveness, salvation, relationship, abandonment, distress, triumph, reunion.

After all, we are not simply believers—people who have put our faith in Jesus. We are not simply disciples—pupils who learn from him. We are called to be followers of Christ. This is your opportunity to follow Jesus through his death, and move forward in his resurrection power, starting now.

About the Author:

STEVEN FURTICK is the New York Times best-selling author of Sun Stand Still, Greater, Crash the Chatterbox, and (Un)Qualified. He is also the founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, which since its founding in 2006, has grown to multiple locations across several states. He preaches around the world and holds a Master of Divinity degree from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Steven and his wife, Holly, have three children.

Follow him on social media @StevenFurtick.

My Review:

Seven Mile Miracle: Journey Into the Presence of God Through the Last Words of Jesus is Pastor Steven Furtick’s newest book. Steven is the Pastor at Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC.

Seven Mile Miracle takes us deeper into the last words that Christ spoke before his death, burial and resurrection. Steven shows us how Jesus’ lasts words offer mile markers for our journey in relationship with God. It is a lifelong journey that is not always easy.

Jesus speaks words of forgiveness, salvation, relationship, abandonment, distress, triumph, and reunion. These seven statements mean everything. Words we need and use in our everyday lives.

There are many times you and I may feel stuck in our relationship with God, frustrated with the way life has been, the setbacks we have faced. We can’t give up even though we want to and feel its our only option but we need to remember Jesus didn’t give up, God doesn’t give up so why should we.

Steven Furtick explores how the last seven statements the Jesus made can offer us a proven spiritual growth path. We are not simply just believers but people who have put our faith in one person, Jesus Christ. We are His students, designed to learn. We are Followers of Christ, who look for every way possible to grow in our faith and walk with Christ.

I highly recommend Seven Mile Miracle to anyone. There is also a study guide and DVD available as well. Right now Pastor Steven’s sermon series is Seven Mile Miracle.

I received a copy of this book for free. A favorable review was not required. All opinions expressed are my own.

Bible Studies, Non-Fiction Books

(Un)Qualified

9781601424594(Un)Qualified

Steven Furtick

About the Book:

Who You Think You Are is Not as Important as Who God Says You Are

 

Many of us wrestle with the gap between our weaknesses and our dreams, between who we are and who God says we are meant to be. We feel unqualified to do God’s work or to live out the calling we imagine. But God has a way of using our weaknesses for good. In fact, God loves unqualified people.

In (Un)Qualified, Pastor Steven Furtick helps you peel back the assumptions you’ve made about yourself and see yourself as God sees you. Because true peace and confidence come not from worldly perfection but from acceptance: God’s acceptance of you, your acceptance of yourself, and your acceptance of God’s process of change.

This is a book about understanding your identity in light of who God is. It’s a book about coming to terms with the good, the bad, and the unmentionable in your life and learning to let God use you. It’s about charging into the gap between your present and your hopes and meeting God there. After all, God can’t bless who you pretend to be. But he longs to bless who you really are; a flawed and broken person. Good thing for us that God is in the business of using broken people to do big things.

 Being Unqualified Is God’s Favorite Qualification

 Our culture tells us that the answer to our failures is to fix them. The solution to our weaknesses is to hide them. The secret to our success is to appear as flawless as possible. But God’s qualifying system is different than the world’s. So is his view of our weaknesses, our purpose, and our true selves.

In (Un)Qualified, Steven Furtick explores who God is as the great “I AM,” and then helps us discover our own identity. Delving into the story of Jacob, Furtick invites us to acknowledge our weaknesses and ask God to work through them.

The truth is, God has created us to be more, to accomplish more, and to love life more than we ever thought possible. But to become who he has called us to be, we must embrace who we are right now. (Un)Qualified equips us to face obstacles and failures without losing a sense of purpose. We can have a thriving sense of hope that God is working in us and through us, not in spite of our weaknesses but often as a direct result of them.

About the Author:117906

Pastor Steven Furtick is the lead pastor of Elevation Church. He and his wife, Holly, founded Elevation in 2006 with seven other families. The church has been listed by Outreach Magazine as one of the fastest growing and largest churches in America.

Pastor Steven holds a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the New York Times Best Selling author of Crash the Chatterbox, Greater, and Sun Stand Still.

Pastor Steven and Holly live in the Charlotte area with their two sons, Elijah and Graham, and daughter, Abbey.

My Review:

Do you find yourself fed up with your weaknesses? Are you frustrated by your failures? Pastor Steven Furtick of Elevation Church has written a new book called (Un)Qualified: How God Uses Broken People To Do Big Things for those who have answered yes to both questions. When I first heard about this book, I knew it was for me. I know I am unqualified and not worthy of God’s grace and forgiveness. I’m a failure and I have plenty of weaknesses but I shouldn’t let those things define me. I need to let God use me despite my messes.

(Un)Qualified is a book about understanding our identity in light of who God is. We need to let go of all we assumed who we are and we need to start seeing us for who God sees us as. Easier said and done, I know!! But with God by our side we can do this. We need to find that true peace and confidence and stop believing in the worldly perfection and start believing in God’s acceptance: His acceptance of you, your acceptance of yourself, and your acceptance of God’s process of change.

Change isn’t easy but with God by our side we can get through anything. Today I take a stand and say, “My name is Crystal and I am Unqualified.”

Thank you to the publisher for providing me a copy of this book for my honest review.

 

 

Bible Studies, Devotionals, Non-Fiction Books

Greater by Steven Furtick

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Greater

Steven Furtick

 

Greater

Greater by Steven Furtick will challenge you to dream bigger, start smaller, and ignite God’s vision for your life. This is the best Christian living book that I have read in a while. Greater has challenged me to become more satisfied with the work that I do for Christ. That I should always strive to be greater with Christ through the Holy Spirit that is within me.

Pastor Furtick uses real life happenings, the life of Elisha and Elijah, and scripture to teach us how to be greater. He uses John 14:12 throughout the book and that verse says, “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.” That is a powerful verse that Jesus has written. What a joy it is to know that we can be Greater than what we already are.

This is the third time that I have read Greater and I love what I take from its pages. Each time I learn something new; just like I learn something new each time I read God’s word. I highly recommend Greater to every Christian whether you have been saved for a long time or if you’re a baby in Christ. You will not be disappointed in what Pastor Furtick has written.

Greater is now available in Paperback with a new cover design. I also recommend listening to the series Greater that Pastor Steven Furtick preached by going to elevationchurch.org.

http://greaterbook.com/

I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.