As you know by now, for my continuous readers/fans, I am a big reader. What you may not know yet is how important my faith is to me. I understand if you do not feel that way, but God is the most important factor in my life. It's sets my perspectives for everything else in life. But sometimes it's hard to maintain faith, or to become more than a "lukewarm" believer.
I requested my review copy of "Sun Stand Still" by Steven Furtick from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing.
When I first read the summary of the book I wasn't sure what to expect. When I got the book and started reading, I was quite surprised! It was very motivating. Allot of times books like these come across all "wishy-washey" or from a "love-dovey" Christian attitude, not challenging your faith at all
The book title comes from the story of Joshua when he prayed and God made the Sun Stand Still. It talks about audacious faith, praying for the impossible, but believing and having faith that God will come through. It challenges your faith to move to the next level. Getting off the pew, and preforming your own act of audacious faith. I like that he incorporates everyone. Not just people called to "the mission field" or pastors...but everyone, anyone, can have audacious faith. From stay at home moms to whatever field you work in. It's just about trusting God through anything.
I think this book would be a great book for any Christian looking to move past the mundane acts of a follower and be challenged in your faith to be active for the Lord. He mentions how sometimes what seems like a great sacrifice, when you would get angry with God, to wait and have faith, because He has another plan for your life. How you can see by one loss God uses that situation, or you to preform something for Him beyond what you would have been able to do before-hand.
You can buy your copy of Sun Stand Still here, http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/catalog.php?isbn=9781601423221
I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review.