Living not striving…

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Extraordinary October 10, 2009

Filed under: Book reviews — erikaivory @ 3:32 am

Books and sermons seem to keep crossing my path challenging my view of the “abundant life” promised in Scripture.  This is one of them.  Around these parts we have been fighting the flu, broken air conditioning and other life interruptions so I have not finished the book; however, I am enjoying all John Bevere has to say on how God wants to turn my “ordinary” into “extraordinary”.

This book is full of Scripture and meaty concepts regarding grace, holiness, faith and living out the true calling God has on our lives.  I am enjoying Bevere’s analogies and challenged by the depth of the concepts he explores.  This is one I am looking forward to finishing and recommend as a challenging read for someone new or old in their walk with the Lord.

Below you will find a summary of the book and bio info.  You can purchase the book online at www.

Book: Extraordinary

Author: John Bevere


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.”

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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


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