Monday, October 5, 2009

Extraordinary by John Bevere

With a tag of, "The Life You're Meant to Live" you'd think Extraordinary would be something special.

Alas, it is not. John Bevere is a best-selling author and sometimes that doesn't translate into later books.

Bevere explains that followers of Christ already have the ability to live the life you were meant to live. Because of the grace and mercy of God, you have access to your full potential.

The thing that's holding you back is the poor teachings of modern day preachers. They don't want to come across as judgmental or harsh - no one wants to offend anyone, Bevere says, so there are thousands of church-goers who have no idea what they are free to do.

With chapters like, The Power to Please, Newness of Life, The Kingdom Within and The Access, you'd think this was going to be some New Age filth, but this is actually a solid Christian read.

One area of confusion comes when Bevere talks about faith and healing. I may have read him wrong but it seemed as if he was saying that if we were truly believed that God is LORD, then we wouldn't have to go to doctors when we get sick.

Essentially saying if we go to the doctor's for medicine, we lack truth faith.

I'm not too sure on that.

In the end, Extraordinary is a fine book with some excellent points.

You can find it by clicking here.

 Extraordinary: The Life You're Meant to Live

 This book was provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing.

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