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Sun Stand Still: What Happens When You Dare to Ask God for the Impossible | [Steven Furtick]

Sun Stand Still: What Happens When You Dare to Ask God for the Impossible

This book is not a Snuggie. The words on these pages will not go down like Ambien. I’m not writing to calm or coddle you. With God’s help, I intend to incite a riot in your mind. Trip your breakers and turn out the lights in your favorite hiding places of insecurity and fear. Then flip the switch back on so that God’s truth can illuminate the divine destiny that may have been lying dormant inside you for years. In short, I’m out to activate your audacious faith.
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Publisher's Summary

If you're not daring to believe God for the impossible, you may be sleeping through some of the best parts of your Christian Life.

This book is not a Snuggie. The words on these pages will not go down like Ambien. I’m not writing to calm or coddle you. With God’s help, I intend to incite a riot in your mind. Trip your breakers and turn out the lights in your favorite hiding places of insecurity and fear. Then flip the switch back on so that God’s truth can illuminate the divine destiny that may have been lying dormant inside you for years.

In short, I’m out to activate your audacious faith. To inspire you to ask God for the impossible. And in the process, to reconnect you with your God-sized purpose and potential.

©2010 Random House Audio; ©2010 Steven Furtick

What the Critics Say

“Steven Furtick challenges all of us—from the missionary in the third world to the family in the suburbs—to believe God for the impossible and begin living a life of faith beyond the ordinary.” (Andy Stanley, senior pastor, North Point Community Church)

“I don’t know anyone better positioned to challenge you to rise above mundane living and embrace faith-filled audacity than Steven Furtick.” (Craig Groeschel, senior pastor, LifeChurch.tv)

“For too long Christians have embraced a miniscule vision of faith.… Steven Furtick reminds us that the God who accomplished the impossible through the great heroes of faith still desires to do the same through us today.” (Jentezen Franklin, senior pastor, Free Chapel)

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    bryan goodyear, AZ, United States 10-25-10
    bryan goodyear, AZ, United States 10-25-10 Member Since 2010
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    Thought this was a great book. Read lots of reviews on other sites before i bought it. The people with the bad reviews seem to be people looking for anything to be negative about. Listened to the whole book and really have nothing bad to say about. Very good listen!!!

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Zuly Charlotte, NC, United States 10-19-10
    Zuly Charlotte, NC, United States 10-19-10 Member Since 2014
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    "Audacious!"

    I haven't read a lot of Christian books but of the few that I have read this definitely is by far my favorite. In this book, Pastor Steven, gives the tools we need to have that audacious faith most Christians seek to have. If you allow it, this book will revolutionize the way you pray and teach you how to pray without fear. Since he's the narrator it give it the personal touch to the book which truly made a difference. It was like he was preaching only to me.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Jeremie ATOKA, OK, United States 08-29-12
    Jeremie ATOKA, OK, United States 08-29-12 Member Since 2015

    I am a student and teacher, father and friend, and husband to the love of my life. I work for the Oklahoma State Department of Health as a Local Emergency Response Coordinator.

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    "If you want to Grow its a must read"
    What about Steven Furtick’s performance did you like?

    There is nothing like hearing the passion in the authors voice.


    What did you learn from Sun Stand Still that you would use in your daily life?

    Faith is made for overcoming fear. Prayer is for stiring faith.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was inspiring and challenging. I will never see pryer as a vague religous duty again.Thank You Steven Furtick for being obedient and writting this God inspired work. It spoke directly to where I was and help me to climb to the next level of faith.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Gerardo Di Loreto Lake Mary, Florida United States 07-23-12
    Gerardo Di Loreto Lake Mary, Florida United States 07-23-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Great! Inspirational! Moving!"
    What did you love best about Sun Stand Still?

    It reminded me that that God wants us to have great life. Not the ordinary 9 to 5; waiting to retire at 62 life. It's not an easy thing to live an extraordinary and fulfilled life, and God is with us but we must have an audacious faith.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Joshua


    What does Steven Furtick bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    His reading is alive.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It moved me to go after my big dreams!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael 04-06-13
    Michael 04-06-13 Member Since 2011

    My goal is to read 52 books in 1 year! I read 33 last year!

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    "Appreciated idea, but disliked writing style"
    Would you try another book from Steven Furtick and/or Steven Furtick?

    No. Even though I love his enthusiasm, I do not like his writing style. He is a good speaker, but a weak writer.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lori mason, TN, United States 04-16-12
    Lori mason, TN, United States 04-16-12 Member Since 2015

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    I was predisposed to love this book, primarily because over the years, Joshua's life and his battles have impacted me. It isn't so much the battles that I enjoy; primarily I'm awed by his faith. When I listened to this persons account of their life; speaking about how their faith opened doors; in the telling of the story, he too experienced 'Sun Stand Still' miracles. Yet, I didn't have the same degree of awe as I'd experienced when reading about Joshua's accounts. I suppose I wanted to hear more. Perhaps, I needed fuller descriptions. But, all in all; I cannot deny that, in his life he too experienced God's miracle working power.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 06-13-11
    Elaine Albemarle, NC, United States 06-13-11 Member Since 2010

    Totally addicted to Audible.

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    "Life Changing"

    This is a book that I will come back to time and time again. I love Steven Furtick's sermons and knew this would be a book worth getting. Highly recommended.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    "Some Reviewers Must Not Have Read This Book"

    This work has been characterized by some bloggers as a book that promotes "Name It/Claim It" doctrine. I did not find anything to support such allegations. In fact Furtick goes to great lengths to challenge readers to pray audacious prayers, not for their own benefit, but to glorify God. Some reviews were so far off base I wonder if they read any of the book at all. Very little of the book will make sense to someone who does not believe the Bible.

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    Matthew 04-11-15
    Matthew 04-11-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great book"

    This book very much so met my expectations. The words were very well-timed for where I am at in my life. I highly recommend it.

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    Mike Henry Sr. 04-04-14
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    This book challenged me. It helped me remember the scary-big ideas God has placed in me. It reminds me those ideas are possible in Christ.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The author understands that we are all called to ministry and there is no distinction between full-time and whatever else we might be. He reminds each of us that we are called to be God's change agent and that we have what we need,


    What about Steven Furtick’s performance did you like?

    This book is personal and narrated by the author. His passion comes through. His emotion is energizing. I recommend this if you want your faith to change your life.


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