Thursday, October 15, 2009

"Extraordinary" by John Bevere ~ Book Review and Giveaway!


Wow! I just finished reading "Extraordinary: The Life You're Meant to Live" by John Bevere. There is a lot of great information in this book. In some ways it reminds me very much of the Beth Moore bible study that I participated in a few years ago, entitled "Believing God." Both Beth Moore and John Bevere, basically say that there is much more to "Grace" than most Christians even realize. Yes, it is our free gift of salvation...but it's so much more than that. We all need to understand that grace is "God's unmerited empowerment, which gives us the ability to do what truth demands of us." We have been made new, and need to start living that way. We have the power that raised Jesus from the dead, available to us. We just need to tap into it through faith. This is a book that every Christian needs to read...in order to live the full and God-pleasing life that was meant for us to live.


This incredible book is available for purchase from RandomHouse.com


Summary

There’s a question that troubles many believers: “Why am I not experiencing more joy, more hope, more satisfaction, more intimacy, more power, more everything in my Christian life--didn’t Jesus promise that?”

He did promise an abundant life, but too many people are trapped by the curse of “the ordinary.” They have accepted the wrong idea that following God means losing individuality, creativity, and a passion for achieving lofty goals.

Nothing could be further from the truth! John Bevere builds a convincing case, straight from Scripture, for a way of living marked by extraordinary experiences and accomplishments—the life God always intended for his children.

Here is a guide to understanding God’s incredible plans, and how to enjoy a life where he adds the “extra” to “ordinary.”


Author Bio:
John Bevere is an internationally popular conference speaker, teacher, and author of bestsellers, including The Bait of Satan, Drawing Near, and Driven by Eternity. His award-winning curriculum and books have been translated in over sixty languages and his weekly television program, The Messenger, is broadcast around the world. John and his wife, Lisa—also a bestselling author and speaker—reside with their family in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Visit his ministry website at http://www.messengerinternational.org/.


This book was provided for review by the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group, and they also provided me with an extra copy to give away to one of my readers!

Win! Win! Win! Win Win!

All you need to do to enter, is to leave me a comment after this post. I will choose a winner by random drawing on November 1, 2009. This contest is open to residents of the continental U.S. only. Please make sure to include an email address, so I can contact you in the event that you win. Good luck!
And the winner is....Sarah H! Congratulations, Sarah! I'll get your book to you ASAP. I know you'll enjoy it as much as I did.

6 comments:

Heidi V said...

Sounds like a good read!

Thanks
heidivargas [at] live dot com

Sarah said...

I didn't sign up for this one, and it sounds like a great book. I would love to win it, and read it! ~ then pass it on to another person.

Thanks for the contest!

Kathy said...

I have read several books by John Bevere and they always leave me wanting more of God!! I really believe that He is a voice to listen to and I am looking forward to reading this one also. He is a blessed writer!!

Winning Readings said...

Would love to read this! We posted about the giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/10/extraordinary_27.html

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

John and his wife Lisa are very inspirational...would enjoy reading his latest book...thanks for the opportunity.

karen k
kmkuka(at)yahoo(dot)com

exalthim2 said...

I'm teaching a class on Access Denied at my church. This book will be a great help to me on the teaching the deeper meaning of grace.
Kim

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