Good Things: Seeing Your Life Through the Lens of God's Favor  -     By: Kevin Gerald
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Jesus said that he came to "proclaim the year of God's favor." But what does that mean? Assuring us that God is not a stingy giver, Gerald explores the Lord's extravagant goodness to show that he's always reaching out to us with unceasing love, grace, and forgiveness---even though we don't deserve it.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: WaterBrook
Publication Date: 2015
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.19 (inches)
ISBN: 1601427743
ISBN-13: 9781601427748

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Take a fresh look around you with eyes that cut through the daily distortions and see the undeniable and extravagant goodness of God. 

 
There are certain messages today, both outside and inside the church, that have tainted the true message of God’s favor. The reality is God isn’t obligated to provide good things for us—but He wants to! This is your opportunity to adopt a favor-minded mentality and realize that God’s favor, like His grace, is unearned, limitless, and never-ending. And, it’s for us!
 
In Good Things, Kevin Gerald invites you to become a good finder.
 
This book will equip you to:  
●    Discover that the goodness of God exceeds the pain of life’s hardship.
●    Know how to keep your mind on God’s favor not your failure.
●    Recognize that Grace and Favor are so intertwined you can’t separate them.
●    Apply seven favor dynamics that will help you overcome relationship barriers.
●    See what you are certain to overlook until your eyes are trained to see it.
 
It’s time you move forward in confidence, knowing that God is for you. He is always seeking to give you good things, and His favor is forever!

Author Bio

Whether speaking on a platform or writing his next book, Kevin Gerald encourages others using practical biblical principles for living a successful life. Kevin founded and currently pastors Champions Centre, one of the largest non-denominational churches in the Northwest. When not doing ministry with his wife, Sheila, Kevin enjoys sports, being a papa, and exploring the great outdoors. You can learn more about him online at www.kevingerald.tv.

Editorial Reviews

"Kevin Gerald isn’t one of those annoying ’God is good…all the time…generically speaking’ Christians. He champions an optimism that doesn’t contradict reality. He acknowledges the frustrations of life but makes the convincing case that the force of God’s favor is always greater. This is my kind of book: full of hope, packed with power."
—Steven Furtick, lead pastor, Elevation Church and New York Times best-selling author of Crash the Chatterbox, Greater, and Sun Stand Still

"Good Things will train your eyes to see God, his goodness, and his favor upon you in every situation you find yourself in and will dramatically change your life. I so appreciate Kevin’s solid approach and his uplifting voice."
—Lysa TerKeurst, New York Times best-selling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

"In one of the most challenging seasons of my career, this phrase from Kevin Gerald got me through: ’This is just a chapter—it’s not the story.’ Kevin has been a leader in my life for the past ten years, through the ups and downs, and he has been there challenging me to keep my perspective right. With this book, I’m confident he can encourage and challenge you to see God’s goodness in your life more clearly."
—Jonathan Stewart, NFL running back, Carolina Panthers

"With inspired biblical insight, Kevin Gerald challenges us to look deeper in our understanding of what God’s favor is all about. The result is like putting on a new pair of glasses and realizing what you’ve been missing. Loaded with practical application for Christians in every season, Good Things will forever change the way you see the goodness of God and our many abundant gifts as his children."
—Chris Hodges, senior pastor, Church of the Highlands and author of Fresh Air and Four Cups

"With humor and truth, Kevin Gerald gives us the binoculars to see the limitless landscape of God’s favor in a new and fresh way."
—Mark Batterson, New York Times best-selling author of The Circle Maker

"Kevin’s fresh approach to seeing God’s hand in all circumstances of our lives is eye opening. His words craft a lens of awareness through which many will see God’s favor with new clarity."
—Dr. Ed Young, senior pastor, Second Baptist Church, Houston

"Seeing God’s favor in your life can sometimes be difficult, especially if you are facing challenges, insecurities, or fears. Sometimes all it takes is a change in perspective. Good Things explains what God’s favor is all about and how we can see it everywhere if we just look for it."
—Craig Groeschel, senior pastor of LifeChurch.tv and author of #Struggles: Following Jesus in a Selfie-Centered World

"Kevin Gerald is a longtime friend and fellow church builder with a passion to see people experience a life of fullness and purpose. Read and be encouraged that despite life’s many and varied challenges, the favor, mercy, grace, and blessing of our good and gracious God are both available and ongoing."
—Brian Houston, senior pastor, Hillsong Church and author of Live, Love, Lead

"In Good Things, pastor Kevin Gerald shows clearly that by walking in the favor and goodness of the Creator, your destiny will be directly impacted in a very meaningful way."
—Marcus D. Lamb, founder and president Daystar Television Network

"The mirror of the Scriptures often reflects us rather than Christ, unless we have been prescribed the lens of favor. Kevin Gerald’s book is your prescription!"
—Phil Munsey, chairman, Champions Network with Joel Osteen Ministries

"I have personally been so blessed by Pastor Kevin’s ability to see things from a perspective that clears through the distractions and brings new direction. His gift of making things that seem out of focus become clear is now accessible for so many through the pages of this brilliant book."
—Charlotte Gambill, author, speaker, and pastor of Life Church in England with her husband, Steve

"A day of favor will change your life forever. I encourage you to read this book and share it with everyone you can: favor is just that amazing."
—Dr. Dave Martin, America’s #1 Christian success coach and author of Another Shot

"In Good Things, Kevin Gerald reminds us that God’s favor and goodness aren’t reserved for the superspiritual. The truth is that they are available to everyone, every moment of every day!"
—Ed Young, senior pastor of Fellowship Church and author of Outrageous, Contagious Joy

"Good Things unpacks great insight on what true favor from God really is. Many people have a distorted view of God and his favor for our lives. This book will help change the mind-set that ensnares so many in bondage, never actually living the life God fully intended for them. Good Things will bring clarity to your life and renewal to your soul."
—Lee Domingue, founder of Kingdom Builders U.S., legacy pastor Church of the Highlands, and author of Pearls of the King

"Kevin Gerald is one of America’s top communicators. As you read through Good Things, the unique wisdom he applies to a difficult topic will touch your heart and forever change your perception of God’s favor."
—Leon Fontaine, CEO of Miracle Channel and senior pastor of Springs Church

"In Good Things, Kevin Gerald does an amazing job of helping us see that when we know favor and walk in it, pride is depleted, and we are allowed to lead a life of humility, gratefulness, and generosity."
—Sam Chand, leadership consultant and author of Leadership Pain

"Good Things compellingly challenges us to look for God’s favor and goodness in our everyday existence."
—Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor, Free Chapel and Ne

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    October 27, 2015
    Goodfinder
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    Glad I didn't listen to the review of others considering this book is not theologically deep. While Kevin Gerald does not offer an exegetical study on the concept of theodicy, he does serve it up to the reader in a manner that is easy to understand, yet requires thoughtful consideration of the concept "If God is good, then why_____?". I found the content to be a refreshing look at the goodness of God and how one navigates the struggle that often follows disappointment and tragedy in our lives. Encouraging read!
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    Good Finder
    October 27, 2015
    Paula
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    This book talks about a real life struggle that many of us have: seeing God's goodness despite negative circumstances. What I love about it is that the author doesn't try to say that he knows everything but brings to the table a fresh perspective that can change your life.

    He brings in scripture and research to support his claims that help us to see the good in everything through anecdotal stories and real life struggles he has experienced.

    I highly recommend this book not only for you but the people in your world who need a change in perspective. This book will leave you feeling renewed, inspired, and challenged.
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    Good Things
    October 27, 2015
    lewiskie27
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    Good Things by Pastor Kevin is such a great book talking about finding the Good Things in your life through the lens of God's favor. It is a message that is changing my perspective on how I view things in my life. I highly recommend you read this book.
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    A MUST READ!! Become a Good Finder!!
    October 27, 2015
    Brennan13
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    What an incredibly life changing message. More of God's goodness and His message needs to be shared with everyone! Being a goodfinder is something anyone can do. This book teaches you how in simple steps and makes your life richer and full of joy. You can easily marinate in negativity...anyone can. What Pastor Kevin does is show us all how to see the good and know that God is good in all situations.
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    If you've ever wondered...
    October 27, 2015
    Trevor
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    If you've ever wondered if God is Good, this is the book for you! Pastor Kevin take an honest look at a difficult topic in Good Things and show us how to see life through the lens of God's favor!
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