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

4.16  ·  Rating details ·  364 ratings  ·  18 reviews
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 ...more
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published by Thomas Nelson (first published November 5th 2002)
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Sep 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
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 will a ...more
Feb 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
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.
P.A. Pursley
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-read
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
Oct 18, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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!
Christine Meunier
Dec 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-reading
There should be no such thing as a passive Christian; Erwin McManus goes into depth as he explores characters in the bible that truly lived to represent God.

With heaps of biblical reference, relevant anecdotal stories from his life and a lot of encouraging words, McManus presents his case in a thoughtful and provoking manner. A great read.
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.
Apr 04, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Do something. This advice from Erwin is so simple, but is something so many should hear AND obey.
Apr 24, 2008 rated it liked it
my wife LOVED LOVED LOVED it. i thought it was good. challenging for those who are contemplating making a risky decision.

Wes Hunter
Jul 25, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone/christians
in need of a little inspiration? this is the book for you
Mary Rose
Jul 31, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Another of my all-time favorites!
Sep 05, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very inspiring!
Mar 30, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I credit this book to helping me decide to move to NewSong.
Oct 21, 2007 rated it really liked it
Great book... quick read, the point is pretty simple and straight forward.
May 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: quantum
Everything Erwin writes is an adventure. Looking forward to slowly devouring (can you do both at the same time?)this one.
Apr 30, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoughtful ~ Mcmanus is definitely challenging.
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Erwin hit a home run with this one!
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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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“Until our bodies return to dust, there will always be a voice crying out within us to move from existence to life. The possibilities that await us in each moment are fueled by the potential God has placed within us. Seizing your divine moment is not simply about opportunity; at the core it is about essence. It’s about the kind of life you live as a result of the per son you are becoming. The challenges you are willing to face will rise in proportion to the character you are willing to develop. With the depth of godly character comes an intensity of godly passion. It is in this process of transformation that we find” 1 likes
“Three powerful life-changing words passed on from God to us: Now choose life! Right now, this moment, put away the baggage from the past, shake yourself free from the fear of the future unknown. Right now, choose life—seize your divine moment. A” 0 likes
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