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

In Sun Stand Still: What Happens When You Dare to Ask God for the Impossible, Pastor Steven Furtick presents a timely challenge to believers to live with an audacious faith.  This is a call to live a life of radical risk trusting God to use ordinary believers to do extra-ordinary things for God’s glory.  Based primarily on Joshua 10Open Link in New Window, Furtick encourages believers to pray “sun stand still” prayers.  These are prayers that are birthed out of a passion for God’s glory, a vision for God’s purpose, and a radical trust in God to carry out the vision.

This is a faith that places a believer in a place of complete desperation and dependence upon God because if God failed to come through there would be no success.  Furtick believes that the American church has lost sight of an audacious faith and has become comfortable in their Christianity.  In our comfort, are many believers missing the amazing things that God wants to use them to do?  Furtick believes that many Christians are missing this point and thus issues this wake up call to an audacious faith.

The content of this book is biblically based, challenging, and applicable to real life.  The message of this book is similar in content as Henry Blackaby’s Experiencing God, but it is communicated through a different lens to a new generation.  This was an excellent book that is probably one of the best books that I have read this year.