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(Un)Qualified

Who you think you are is not as important as who God says you are...

Many of us wrestle with the gap between our weaknesses and our dreams, between who we are and who God says we are meant to be. We feel unqualified to do God's work or to live out the calling we imagine. But God has a way of using our weaknesses for good. In fact, God loves unqualified people.

In (Un)Qualified, Pastor Steven Furtick helps you peel back the assumptions you've made about yourself and see yourself as God sees you. Because true peace and confidence come not from worldly perfection but from acceptance: God's acceptance of you, your acceptance of yourself, and your acceptance of God's process of change.

This is a book about understanding your identity in light of who God is. It's a book about coming to terms with the good, the bad, and the unmentionable in your life and learning to let God use you. It's about charging into the gap between your present and your hopes and meeting God there. After all, God can't bless who you pretend to be. But he longs to bless who you really are; a flawed and broken person. Good thing for us that God is in the business of using broken people to do big things.


Being unqualified is God's favorite qualification...

Our culture tells us that the answer to our failures is to fix them. The solution to our weaknesses is to hide them. The secret to our success is to appear as flawless as possible. But God's qualifying system is different than the world's. So is his view of our weaknesses, our purpose, and our true selves.

In (Un)Qualified, Steven Furtick explores who God is as the great "I AM," and then helps us discover our own identity. Delving into the story of Jacob, Furtick invites us to acknowledge our weaknesses and ask God to work through them.

The truth is, God has created us to be more, to accomplish more, and to love life more than we ever thought possible. But to become who he has called us to be, we must embrace who we are right now. (Un)Qualified equips us to face obstacles and failures without losing a sense of purpose. We can have a thriving sense of hope that God is working in us and through us, not in spite of our weaknesses but often as a direct result of them.

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Who you think you are is not as important as who God says you are...

Many of us wrestle with the gap between our weaknesses and our dreams, between who we are and who God says we are meant to be. We feel unqualified to do God's work or to live out the calling we imagine. But God has a way of using our weaknesses for good. In fact, God loves unqualified people.

In (Un)Qualified, Pastor Steven Furtick helps you peel back the assumptions you've made about yourself and see yourself as God sees you. Because true peace and confidence come not from worldly perfection but from acceptance: God's acceptance of you, your acceptance of yourself, and your acceptance of God's process of change.

This is a book about understanding your identity in light of who God is. It's a book about coming to terms with the good, the bad, and the unmentionable in your life and learning to let God use you. It's about charging into the gap between your present and your hopes and meeting God there. After all, God can't bless who you pretend to be. But he longs to bless who you really are; a flawed and broken person. Good thing for us that God is in the business of using broken people to do big things.


Being unqualified is God's favorite qualification...

Our culture tells us that the answer to our failures is to fix them. The solution to our weaknesses is to hide them. The secret to our success is to appear as flawless as possible. But God's qualifying system is different than the world's. So is his view of our weaknesses, our purpose, and our true selves.

In (Un)Qualified, Steven Furtick explores who God is as the great "I AM," and then helps us discover our own identity. Delving into the story of Jacob, Furtick invites us to acknowledge our weaknesses and ask God to work through them.

The truth is, God has created us to be more, to accomplish more, and to love life more than we ever thought possible. But to become who he has called us to be, we must embrace who we are right now. (Un)Qualified equips us to face obstacles and failures without losing a sense of purpose. We can have a thriving sense of hope that God is working in us and through us, not in spite of our weaknesses but often as a direct result of them.

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Steven Furtick

Pastor Steven grew up in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, where at age 16 he realized God's plan for him to start a life-changing church in a metropolitan city.

This vision became a tangible reality when Elevation was founded on the faith of eight families who risked everything. Selling their houses and quitting their jobs, they moved to Charlotte believing that God would turn this city upside down for His glory through the local church.

After nearly five years, Elevation Church has grown to more than 8,000 in attendance each week at four locations. Since our launch, we've seen more than 10,900 people receive Christ. In 2007, 2008 and 2009, Elevation Church was named one of the "10 fastest growing churches in America" by Outreach Magazine.

The heart of Pastor Steven's message is audacious faith and how to approach every experience from a visionary perspective. As a young voice in the Church with wisdom beyond his years, his passion for seeing God's purposes fulfilled is igniting a fire here in our city and beyond.

Pastor Steven attended North Greenville University, received a B.A. in communications and went on to complete a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

He resides in the Charlotte area with his wife, Holly, and two sons, Elijah and Graham.

www.elevationchurch.org/pastor

Excerpt

Excerpt from: (Un)Qualified

Who you think you are is not as important as who God says you are...

Many of us wrestle with the gap between our weaknesses and our dreams, between who we are and who God says we are meant to be. We feel unqualified to do God's work or to live out the calling we imagine. But God has a way of using our weaknesses for good. In fact, God loves unqualified people.

In (Un)Qualified, Pastor Steven Furtick helps you peel back the assumptions you've made about yourself and see yourself as God sees you. Because true peace and confidence come not from worldly perfection but from acceptance: God's acceptance of you, your acceptance of yourself, and your acceptance of God's process of change.

This is a book about understanding your identity in light of who God is. It's a book about coming to terms with the good, the bad, and the unmentionable in your life and learning to let God use you. It's about charging into the gap between your present and your hopes and meeting God there. After all, God can't bless who you pretend to be. But he longs to bless who you really are; a flawed and broken person. Good thing for us that God is in the business of using broken people to do big things.


Being unqualified is God's favorite qualification...

Our culture tells us that the answer to our failures is to fix them. The solution to our weaknesses is to hide them. The secret to our success is to appear as flawless as possible. But God's qualifying system is different than the world's. So is his view of our weaknesses, our purpose, and our true selves.

In (Un)Qualified, Steven Furtick explores who God is as the great "I AM," and then helps us discover our own identity. Delving into the story of Jacob, Furtick invites us to acknowledge our weaknesses and ask God to work through them.

The truth is, God has created us to be more, to accomplish more, and to love life more than we ever thought possible. But to become who he has called us to be, we must embrace who we are right now. (Un)Qualified equips us to face obstacles and failures without losing a sense of purpose. We can have a thriving sense of hope that God is working in us and through us, not in spite of our weaknesses but often as a direct result of them.

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Spot On
5 stars By Ashlee, Mar 29 2017
This book felt like reading directly from my heart in most moments, and then in others like he was speaking right to those sore and insecure places and breathing hope into dry bones.  One of my favourite reads this year.  Couldn't put it down.  Def will be reading and rereading on it over and over again!
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Highly Recommended!
5 stars By Dr. Bernard Low, Feb 01 2017
If you have ever felt small, weak, untalented, unqualified, this book by Furtick, founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church, is a helpful read. The author reminds us that God loves us for who we are and despite our failures, foibles and flaws. He, in fact, loves unqualified people and wants to use them to do big things for him. Quoting the common clich, "God does not call the qualified but He qualifies the called," Furtick reminds the readers how even our sins, weaknesses and painful experiences can be used by God to accomplish some good. Using the biblical example of Jacob, Furtick shows how a deceiver like the patriarch could be blessed and used by God when he came to terms with who he was and how God accepted and embraced him. Highly recommended.
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Great!
4 stars By YDLife, Jan 30 2017
The book is better than the downloadable sermon - and boy was that sermon good! I think it's very timely for the current youth generation as the issues of insecurity and inadequacy seem to be all I hear about. I do think the book spent too much time developing and doting on the main ideas - a 48 page booklet would suffice. But sometimes, the long way around softens the heart and helps absorption - a few of my friends have benefited from this approach.
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Awesome read
5 stars By Darren, Dec 04 2016
This book by Steven Furtick is a must read for those who want to know how God sees them and not how they see themselves..we often tell ourselves that we don't qualify, that we are no good or useless or any other third word...I am...fill in the blank.
We need to say what Jesus tells us...I am...worthy, I am...accepted..etc etc.
This book tells us how we as Christians are qualified and accepted and loved...
I totally recommend this book.
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(un)qualified
5 stars By Josh, Sep 26 2016
Yes, you fail sometimes. yes, you're weak. Yes, sometimes you do badly in life. Yes, you're unqualified. That's the whole point. In his book unqualified, Steven Furtick shows us that it is our shortfallings and weaknesses that qualify us for God's work.
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Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 446646
  • Product Code 9781601424617
  • ISBN 1601424612
  • EAN 9781601424617
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Penguin Random House
  • Publication Date Mar 2016
  • Sales Rank #79060
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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