I have always enjoyed / benefited reading Steven Furtick’s books. I know he is a polarizing figure among church leaders. I have listened to his sermons and really cannot find where he is putting down God, or playing off of people. Yes, he is a little outrageous, but, I believe he has a message we need to hear. In his newest book, (Un)Qualified: How God Uses Broken People to Do Big Things, Furtick hopes to help the reader come to the belief they are qualified to do the work God has called them to do.
The book title came from an interview with John MacArthur. During that interview, MacArthur used the word "unqualified" to describe Furtick. As a result of that statement, Furtick used the words from McArthur to write this book and sermon series associated with it.
Furtick explains how we view ourselves greatly determines whether we see ourselves as unqualified or as qualified. Often times we look at our negatives and hold onto those as opposed to seeing the good within us. The call in the book, which is just over 200 pages, is to reclaim our identity in the sight of God.
He starts the book with a section entitled “The Third Word.” This is because we often fill in the blank of the statement “I am ____” with a negative word or phrase. Once again, the hope is that we will see ourselves in a new light and see ourselves in a positive light. The goal is to let God fill in the 3rd word, which will be encouraging.
I received this book from bloggingforbooks.com in exchange for an open and honest review.