Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Book Review - Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick

"What happens when you dare to ask God for the impossible?" is the question asked on the cover of Sun Stand Still by Steven Furtick (Multnomah). 

Pastor Steven Furtick - of Elevation Church in Charlotte, NC - asked this question and got a very big answer. Now he wants to share that with others, because he knows that if God could make the sun stand still for Joshua (remember, it stood still for a whole day), then He can do it for you and me.

This book starts out interesting, ends interesting, and fills the pages in between with a whole lot of interesting. It is written in easy to understand lay language, rather than the heavy theological words that many other Christian authors use. That's not to say that either style is any better than the other, simply that this particular book is easy for the every day person to read - and understand. And if it's understood, it just might be enough to spur someone on to really make a difference. That's the part that I like.

When you have a "page 23 vision" as Steven Furtick did, you pray specifically for the difficult stuff, the stuff that only God can deliver. It's a vision that has been building within me, as you might have noticed by some of the other books about which I've written. The Cause Within You by Matthew Barnett is one of them.

Why is it important to dream big dreams for God? I think it just might be because it takes faith to dream big, and faith is what God is after. He wants us to depend totally upon Him and let go of ourselves. If we stay on easy ground, we don't need God for much, do we? Sun Stand Still is a book that will challenge you to live up to the faith potential that God has planned for you. Perhaps just reading this type of book will get you out of your comfort zone - watching the sun stand still will be worth it. 

1 comment:

SunshineofAutumnQuilts said...

I am so glad you read the book. I really enjoyed it!