There is More: When the World Says You Can't - God Says You CanBrian HoustonWaterBrook / 2018 / Hardcover$14.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 4 Reviews
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AmyL4 Stars Out Of 5There Is MoreJune 25, 2018AmyLQuality: 5Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Brian Houston's newest book,There is More: When the World Says You Can't, God Says You Can, is a reminder to live life with expectancy. Houston reminds the reader that God gives us dreams that ask us to put our faith in the Creator - the only one who can truly fulfill the dream in the first place.
There is More reminds us that when we are obedient to God, we see "more" on the other side. That we are given blessings when we choose to live life according to how God asks us to live.
"Your ability to hold fast to the promises of God, trust in His provision, and believe that His desire for your life is abundance will hold you in good stead time and time again."
The focus is not so much on what God can do for us, but rather how we can live our lives for God and as a result, we experience blessings and the fulfillment of dreams we never imagined possible.
I appreciated the fact that Houston doesn't assert we won't always get what we want - that sometimes we have to make choices and sacrifice the thing we think is the dream in order to actually fulfill the dream. Houston doesn't promise a perfect life. Instead, he promises an exciting journey with God that will propel us to something greater than we thought possible when we chose to trust God and lean into His Word.
Houston reminds us to submit and surrender our plans before the throne because it is then that God is best able to use us for His glory.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley. This review is my own, honest opinion.
looking for encouragement5 Stars Out Of 5There Is MoreJune 13, 2018looking for encouragementQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The book seem to be very positive and encouraging when I read the review on it. After the purchase and reading the book it was exactly what I needed. The book was even better than I was expecting! It's so great to know that God has even more than we could ever imagine waiting for us! I love this book and would definitely recommend to anyone needing encouragement, and a positive way of looking at life!
CowboyTacos5 Stars Out Of 5There is MoreFebruary 11, 2018CowboyTacosQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5There is More by Brian Houston is based around Ephesians 3:20-21:Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. The immeasurably more is the focus of the book. Brian shares examples of this more with stories from his life and church. It also tells the story of the founding of Hillsong Church.
About Brian Houston
BRIAN HOUSTON is an international bestselling author and the Global Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church, a worldwide family of congregations comprising more than 100,000 weekly attendees. Considered by many as a leading voice in the shaping of contemporary leadership values and church culture; Brian is highly regarded for his bold innovation and passion for the local church. Pastor Brian's infectious love for people and his empowering brand of leadership is beamed to millions of people weekly through his program, Brian Houston TV, and draws tens of thousands annually to Hillsong Conference in Sydney, London, and the USA. He is also the President of the recently launched Hillsong Channel, President of the Hillsong International Leadership College, and the Executive Producer of countless gold and platinum albums that have come from the Hillsong Worship team. He and his wife, Bobbie, have three grown children and live in Sydney, Australia, and Orange County, California.
I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for this review.
Treenz5 Stars Out Of 5Encouraging and inspiring!February 10, 2018TreenzQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5As a kiwi growing up in this part of the world, and being in these circles with common friends for years, it was great to get my hands on Brian's newest book. Full of positive, uplifting words, Brian shares stories from his life growing up in New Zealand and how they got to Sydney and some of the challenges he and Bobbie faced before Hillsong came to be. He uses examples of experiences the church has gone through also to illustrate his points throughout. This book encourages the reader to hold fast to God in all situations because there is always more.
As always, I enjoy Brian's teaching style, his wisdom and his unwavering commitment to God. He certainly has experienced some amazing miracles on his journey and God has really been faithful to him. He is very inspiring. This is a great book to read and I recommend it.
Please note that I was sent a copy of this book for purposes of review, however all opinions expressed are entirely my own.
The copy I received was an Uncorrected Proof because the release date is for March 2018.
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