“Greater” is a call to people about going from a “good enough” to a “greater” spiritual life, one where God is ready to accomplish supernatural things in their lives that are out of human reach. It starts off by quoting John 14:12 about how people who have faith in Jesus will do what he has been doing, and also even greater things. Elisha’s story is highlighted throughout the book, with some of the Scriptures broken down in a way that readers can understand how they apply to how Elisha walked forward into a greater spiritual life. The author, Steven Furtick uses real life examples throughout the book so that readers might understand a little bit more about what a "Greater" life is.
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Chapter one really reeled me into what the rest of the book teaches, because I wanted to know (and still do) just what “greater things” Jesus is talking about in John 14:12 for my life, and more about what the meaning behind that verse is. I learned that “good enough” means going through the motions, “greatness” is striving for more than one can handle, and “greater” is the balance between the two. I loved the “Strike the Water” chapter also, it is a call to action and has some prayers listed that are meant for the readers but can also be prayed for other people.
I believe this book will be great for people who feel stuck in a mediocre spiritual life and want to move onto the “Greater” life…people who feel like there is something more that they need to be doing with/about their lives which can only be obtained through the “Greater” life God is calling them to.
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