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Seizing Your Divine Moment: Dare to Live a Life of Adventure

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In this inspiring book, Erwin McManus uses the biblical account of Israel's war with the Philistines (1 Samuel 13 and 14) and the characters of Saul and Jonathan to demonstrate the difference between living a life of purpose and adventure, and living one of apathy and missed opportunity. In the midst of a less-than-hopeful battle, Saul-who should have been leading-rested b

Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 30th 2006 by Thomas Nelson Publishers (first published November 5th 2002)
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Kind of a "carpe diem" sort of book, it talks about seizing the opportunities that are presented to us instead of just letting life happen. The author uses the example of Jonathan in the Bible in his decision to confront the Philistines when the rest of the Israelite army (including his father the king) were paralyzed with fear. Seizing the moment, Jonathan then started a movement within the Israelite army and they were able to defeat the Philistines as a result. When we seize divine opportuniti ...more
Overall great book. Encouraged me to think in a way I am not accustomed to while challenging my notions on the idea of waiting on God. Sometimes waiting on God is an excuse for a lack of progress. God places opportunities in our lives and sometimes we must simply take them because of God's written word. We need not be nervous about failing God if we act according to his word.
D.C. McGannon
Great wisdom. Significantly affected my life during a difficult season. Good season or bad, worth reading! Great artwork too.
P.A. Pursley
Once again, Erwin McManus, proves himself to be wholely devoted to God and the movement of the church from an inactive membership to those who are willing to put their lives on the line for Christ. This is my second time reading this book because once was not enough! It will convict you of the areas in your life where you are stagnant and it will uplift you for movement with God. It will challenge you to change from what you are comfortable with into what God requests of you. Only read it if you ...more
This is a wonderful book for those seeking to identify how & when God wants us to move on His will, moment by moment, and thus enter the life they were meant to live. Mr. McManus reminds us that it's God we are ultimately meant to obey, not the whims of those around us, or our own inner voice that cries out for comfort or pleasure (which may be challenging for those of us who like to control our schedules). Readers of this book will not only get a better sense of their divine moments, but wi ...more
i like the challenge mcmanus gives in the book. it made me get up off my butt and stop waiting for God to do something in my life. basically, the general idea of the book is...if you let your ship sit in the harbor God can't blow you in the direction he wants you to go. even more this book challenges us to choose a direction for our ship when we don't have a specific idea of what direction to God. God wants us to actively search out His calling in our lives and then act upon it!
The Men's Ministry of Denton Bible Church
We have no control over how or when we die, but we do have control over how we live. Drawing inspiration from 1 Samuel, he challenges believers to step out of their "comfort zones"---and into an impassioned, extraordinary journey with God.
Everything Erwin writes is an adventure. Looking forward to slowly devouring (can you do both at the same time?)this one.
my wife LOVED LOVED LOVED it. i thought it was good. challenging for those who are contemplating making a risky decision.

Jeff Noble
Seizing Your Divine Moment : Dare to Live a Life of Adventure by Erwin Raphael McManus (?)
Do something. This advice from Erwin is so simple, but is something so many should hear AND obey.
Great book... quick read, the point is pretty simple and straight forward.
I credit this book to helping me decide to move to NewSong.
Wes Hunter
Jul 25, 2007 Wes Hunter rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone/christians
in need of a little inspiration? this is the book for you
Thoughtful ~ Mcmanus is definitely challenging.
Mary Rose
Another of my all-time favorites!
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One of my all-time favorite!
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Erwin Raphael McManus is an iconoclast known as a cultural pioneer for his integration of creativity and spirituality. He is an artist, entrepreneur, and cultural thought leader who is also the founder of MOSAIC, a community of faith in Los Angeles California. Known for their innovation, creativity, and artistry, MOSAIC has been named one of the most influential and innovative churches in America. ...more
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