What's Big Starts Small
6 Ways to Grow Great Faith
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.
"Mike Novotny is one of those rare writers who is a real joy to read, and his new book, What's Big Starts Small, is no exception. If you've ever struggled with your Christian life or been frustrated with God, this is the book for you."--PHIL COOKE, PhD, media producer and author of The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Get It Back
"How would you describe your faith? Strong? Bold? Consistent? Mature? If you are like so many fellow Christians, those are words you wish were synonymous with your walk with the Lord but sadly, they aren't. Why not? Step into the pages of this timely and important book to discover the potential each of us has to grow our faith. Learn to identify those stumbling blocks that get in the way of our being 'built up in him and established in the faith' (Colossians 2:7 esv). The days of wimpy, tepid Christianity are over. Discover how to grow up in him, get grounded in his Word, and impact the world for Christ because small things really can become big!"
Janet Parshall, nationally syndicated talk show host
"Mike Novotny is one of those rare writers who is a real joy to read, and his new book, What's Big Starts Small, is no exception. In a world filled with shallow, 'positive-thinking' Christian books, Mike isn't afraid to tackle hard topics like pain, pride, worry, want, and having to wait. If you've ever struggled with your Christian life or been frustrated with God, this is the book for you. It's a close-up look at the threats we all face as believers and a road map to discovering our real potential."
Phil Cooke, PhD, media producer and author of The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Get It Back
"Mike Novotny's humor and honesty challenged me to look at the condition of my spiritual life, consider my priorities, and pray for greater usefulness. This book will help you see how to take the next step in your Christian walk."
Steve Hiller, network cohost of Dawn and Steve in the Morning
"Our justification is perfect and pure. Our Christian life in response is full of mess. How can Christians keep moving forward instead of grinding to a halt in despair and confusion? Pastor Mike takes us on the faith-life journey with humor, honesty, transparency, and wit. You will enjoy the ride!"
Pastor Mark Jeske, former lead speaker of Time of Grace
"Pastor Mike has a truly remarkable ability to teach familiar Scripture in a fresh, eye-opening, exciting way! This book is spiritually meaty while at the same time funny, relevant, easy to read, and ultra-practical. I'm SO excited for how this book will make your faith come alive and grow deeper!"
Diana Kerr, certified professional life coach for overwhelmed, go-getter Christian women
"Mike Novotny has a winsome way of pointing us to the Truth that can develop giant faith from a tiny speck. Readable and engaging, What's Big Starts Small is a difference-maker!"
Dawn Rae, network cohost of Dawn and Steve in the Morning
"Those who have read Pastor Novotny's devotions or heard him preach on Time of Grace will find his new book, What's Big Starts Small, very helpful for their spiritual lives. His insights about Jesus' parable of the sower are perceptive and practical. Readers will gain a whole new appreciation for Jesus' message."
Donald Zietlow, President and CEO of Kwik Trip, Inc.
"A winning guide for nurturing Christian belief."
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