Greater, by Steven Furtick

Libbi’s Nonfiction Book Review

Dream Bigger. Start Smaller. Ignite God’s Vision for Your Life.

Do you want a great life? Do you want a great sense of purpose? Anyone could be perfectly happy with a great life. However, why have a GREAT life when you can have a GREATER life? In this lighthearted, truthful and convicting book, Steven Furtick shows what it means to live God’s greater life. By using the prophet Elisha’s story as an example, he digs deeply, searching for God’s vision for your life. He uses his own life stories, as well as those of many Biblical beings, and shows how we can fulfill God’s perfect plan for our greater life.

I liked:

  • His stories. I superbly enjoyed his own tales of how God made his life richer, and more blessed.
  • His down to earth-ness. He was so non-judgmental, that was wonderful. I loved how he said that he had lived a lesser loser life too, and not to feel bad if you are stuck in a spiritual rut.
  • His biblical examples. Honestly, I have always known who Elisha was, and about the widow’s oil, etc. I never knew what a big deal his story was.

I disliked:

  • I really could not think of anything I hated off the top of my head. I disagreed a little bit with some of the theology in the middle, but it really wasn’t enough to make me dislike the book, the chapter, or even the sentence.

Overall, I think this book is a great read for anyone who wants a life so full of God’s vision, that you are overflowing. I would recommend this book to everyone, but especially those finishing high-school or college.

This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review. ~Libbi H.

Libbi is a homeschooler who runs the Life is Funner blog at She likes peacocks, the color pink, hair accessories, and reading biographies.

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