Monday, May 2, 2016

(UN)Qualified By Steven Furtick

Who You Think You Are is Not as Important as Who God Says You Are 
Many of us wrestle with the gap between our weaknesses and our dreams, between who we are and who God says we are meant to be. We feel unqualified to do God’s work or to live out the calling we imagine. But God has a way of using our weaknesses for good. In fact, God loves unqualified people.
(Un)Qualified, Pastor Steven Furtick helps you peel back the assumptions you’ve made about yourself and see yourself as God sees you. Because true peace and confidence come not from worldly perfection but from acceptance: God’s acceptance of you, your acceptance of yourself, and your acceptance of God’s process of change. 
This is a book about understanding your identity in light of who God is. It’s a book about coming to terms with the good, the bad, and the unmentionable in your life and learning to let God use you. It’s about charging into the gap between your present and your hopes and meeting God there. After all, God can’t bless who you pretend to be. But he longs to bless who you really are; a flawed and broken person. Good thing for us that God is in the business of using broken people to do big things. 
 Being Unqualified Is God’s Favorite Qualification
Our culture tells us that the answer to our failures is to fix them. The solution to our weaknesses is to hide them. The secret to our success is to appear as flawless as possible. But God’s qualifying system is different than the world’s. So is his view of our weaknesses, our purpose, and our true selves.
(Un)Qualified, Steven Furtick explores who God is as the great “I AM,” and then helps us discover our own identity. Delving into the story of Jacob, Furtick invites us to acknowledge our weaknesses and ask God to work through them. 
The truth is, God has created us to be more, to accomplish more, and to love life more than we ever thought possible. But to become who he has called us to be, we must embrace who we are right now. 
(Un)Qualified equips us to face obstacles and failures without losing a sense of purpose. We can have a thriving sense of hope that God is working in us and through us, not in spite of our weaknesses but often as a direct result of them.

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Pastor Steven Furtick is the lead pastor of Elevation Church. He and his wife, Holly, founded Elevation in 2006 with seven other families. Pastor Steven holds a Master of Divinity degree from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also the New York Times Best Selling author of Crash the Chatterbox, Greater, and Sun Stand Still. Pastor Steven and Holly live in the Charlotte area with their two sons, Elijah and Graham, and daughter, Abbey.

Ready for a new you?
Today so many people don't care to read non-fiction books by pastors. They never know what they are going to read on the pages of a book. Well with that being said I must tell you the (Un)Qualified was not a book you want to pass by and not pick up and read. It's chock-full of meat that we all need to be chewing on. This is one book that you will not be able to put down and if you let it Pastor Furtick will step on your toes so much your feet will be killing you.
It's a honest read and an eye opening read and a learning read.
This is a book for our generation to pick up and read and make some changes in our life.
I Highly recommend this book. I gave it 5 stars and I plan to reread it.
It would make a wonderful small group read. Or a Bible study at your church.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. I love your review of this book. Seems you really liked it.

  2. I AM DEFINITELY BUYING THIS ONE!!!! I have watched some of his sermons. Very powerful.

  3. I watch Pastor Steven all the time. I want to read this book so bad.

  4. Wow! Your review of this one has me wondering why I'm not at Barnes & Noble right now. I will be reading this book!

    1. Amanda, You are the WINNER! I will get your book right out to you!

  5. I AM DEFINITELY BUYING THIS ONE!!!! I have watched some of his sermons. Very powerful.

  6. It seems as if my library has two copies of this book but they told me over 135 people are ahead of me. So I will have to go buy myself a copy of it.

  7. He is from right here from NC where I live I have never been to hear him. I like the sound of this book.

  8. Now this is my kind of book. Something i can sink my teeth unto. I will be reading this one for sure I may try to do a small mens group with this book.

  9. I just watched one of his sermons, this is going on my list for this month. Seems as if it's a book for all of us who feel we are not good enough. I like this review. Thanks Mary

  10. We all know by now the ones that you don't do a giveaway are the ones we all need to go out and buy because you always keep the really good ones. This review sounds wonderful Mary

  11. The Non fiction books are what I read and I always wait to see what you are going to say about them. looks as if this one is a must read for me.

  12. A book that I definitely need to read! I think that I can identify with this one. Thank you Mary for a wonderful review.

  13. Sounds like a good read !!!!!! Blessings ,DanaGirl