Audacious Faith

Upon meeting Steven Furtick a few years ago at Newspring's Unleash Conference, I was immediately impressed with his passion for life, God and ministry.  This remarkable young man was consumed by a holy vision that was both extraordinary and inspiring.

I walked away saying, "I need some of that!"

Well, Furtick has written a challenging book, Sun Stand Still, to help people  (like you and me) discover and demonstrate audacious faith.  It's not a comfortable read.

In his own words, Furtick says, "This book is not a snuggie.  The words on these pages will not go down like Ambien.  I'm not writing to calm or coddle you.  With God's help, I intend to incite a riot in your mind."

The book challenges people to move beyond the mundane, and to be bold in praying, believing, living, and obeying God.

I finished the book under the unsettling conviction that I have settled for less than I should in dreaming God's dreams for my congregation and our northwoods community.  What would GREAT FAITH have us do?

Furtick points to a phrase  that capture him from page 23 of Jim Cymbala's Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire:

"I despaired at the thought that my life might slip by without seeing God show himself mightily on our behalf."

What is YOUR page 23 vision?

(a complimentary copy of this book was provided for review by Multnomah's Waterbrook Publishing Group.)


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