What’s Big Starts Small
By Pastor Mike Novotny
Does Your Faith Seem Stuck?
Do you ever feel like you’re not growing in your faith the way you’re supposed to? It turns out, there are forces working against you—threats to your faith—trying to keep you from flourishing in your relationship with God.
One of Jesus’ parables—in fact, the one that gets the most space on God’s sacred pages—deals with this very issue. It’s the story about the sower, the seed, and the soil (Matthew 13). Just as a farmer doesn’t toss seed on the ground to get rid of it, God never brings you into contact with his Word for no reason. A farmer wants fruit, and God wants to help you experience more joy, peace, love, etc.
This book is structured around the six threats Jesus lists in the parable of the sower and the seed—pride, pain, worries, wealth, wants, and not waiting—and the corresponding strategies to overcome them. If you’re wondering why your faith isn’t working in some aspects of your life, the message of this book may be what you’ve been looking for.
This book is insightful. I used it for personal Bible study, but it would also work for a group.
Thanks for your review, Debra!