Do people long to be normal or ordinary? Not really. I believe we all have a desire in our hearts to excel at something. God placed that desire in our hearts for a reason. We all have abilities and gifts that were given to us for an explicit purpose. Are those best utilized to achieve normality or commonness? John Bevere's most recent book, Extraordinary, is a great encouragement to those who are tired of being average and living only in the day to day. It encourages us that God created us for so much more. Our salvation doesn't depend on works, but because we have a God who cares about others, and we have a desire to please our Father, we should WANT to carry out His will on this earth! He has given us EVERYTHING we need, all we need to do is embrace it and put in into practice! Bevere does a great job of backing everything up with scripture.
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 www.messengerinternational.org.
If you are ready to be encouraged and equipped to do and expect the "extraordinary" in your life, leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a copy. I'll select a winner on Wednesday, October 21.
You can also read more about the book and buy it here.