book review – “Sun Stand Still”

Sometimes when I read the Bible, there seems to be a disparity between the way I live my life and how the people in the text lived theirs. I’m not talking about historical differences, or advancements in technology or culture. I’m referring to the faith-filled and bold experiences of the heroes of the Bible. When I read some of their prayers and accomplishments, my life sometimes feels a bit mundane and ordinary.

Steven Furtick’s book Sun Stand Still addresses this difference through the account of Joshua found in the book of Joshua, chapter 10. In this passage, the leader of Israel prays that God would stop the sun so he could have more time to complete their victory over the enemy. God answers Joshua’s audacious prayer and bold expression of faith.

This book will inspire you to dream big and pray audacious, “sun stand still” type prayers. Furtick provides more than simple motivation here. He digs beyond the “dream big” and “go for it” talk and addresses knowing God’s Word, effective prayer and the balance between faith and action.

I highly recommend this book. It’s a quick and easy (but not simple) read that’s accessible for almost anyone. For the recent believer, the book will catapult your faith to new heights. For the seasoned believer, it will refresh you and embolden you to step out in audacious faith. Regardless of who you are, it will get you thinking bigger and dreaming more boldly about the plans God has for your life.

You can buy Sun Stand Still almost anywhere, but I love Amazon, so get it there. (paperback) (Kindle)

For disclosure’s sake, my copy of Sun Stand Stillwas provided for review by WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group.

Author: Erik

Erik lives in Bethalto, IL were he serves as the Executive Pastor at Cornerstone Church. He and his wife, Bethany, have two boys (Parker and Kent). He's an Apple fan and all around techie who loves Angry Birds and Words With Friends.

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  1. I will have to take a look into it. We walked through In a Pit With a Lion on a Snowy Day (Suggested by you) with our home group this past semester. It was a huge hit and an amazing blessing to see our group grow while reading it…Thank you for the suggestion and I look forward to more!

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