Thrive: Digging Deep, Reaching Out

Thrive Digging Deep Reaching Out Taking the Next Step in Your Faith Life toGROW DEEP AND STRONGThe only way to be the hands and feet of Jesus is to love him and serve others out of our love for him But to do that we must first be dee

  • Title: Thrive: Digging Deep, Reaching Out
  • Author: Mark Hall
  • ISBN: 9780310293347
  • Page: 349
  • Format: Paperback
  • Taking the Next Step in Your Faith Life toGROW DEEP AND STRONGThe only way to be the hands and feet of Jesus is to love him and serve others out of our love for him But to do that we must first be deeply rooted in our life with God In Thrive, Mark Hall, lead singer for the popular band Casting Crowns, shows us what it really looks like to walk with Jesus.In part 1, DiggiTaking the Next Step in Your Faith Life toGROW DEEP AND STRONGThe only way to be the hands and feet of Jesus is to love him and serve others out of our love for him But to do that we must first be deeply rooted in our life with God In Thrive, Mark Hall, lead singer for the popular band Casting Crowns, shows us what it really looks like to walk with Jesus.In part 1, Digging Deep, Hall demonstrates how to truly engage with the Word and a community of faith, worshiping and pursuing God wholeheartedly as our hearts and minds are transformed In part 2, Reaching Out, we see the fruits of our engagement with the Word and the community, the grateful giving back of service and love.Using relatable stories, grounded teaching, and great application, Hall helps everyone who wants to take the next step of faith and see their life grow deep and strong.

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    1. This is another one of those non-denominational books that has a good overall aim, but when you look down into the nitty-gritty of the language it uses, there's too many flaws to count. One example that comes to mind is The Christian Atheist: Believing in God but Living As If He Doesn't Exist, which I happen to have read recently, but it's a general problem in Christian devotional books nowadays.First, I will say that I admire Hall's honesty and his target. He uses good pictures to encapsulate t [...]

    2. Don't have much time to read lately which is why it took me so long to finish this but boy I'm glad I did! Loved this book!

    3. Title: ThriveAuthor: Mark HallPublisher: ZondervanDate: 2014Pages: 230Other: Casting Crowns[In order to comply with certain rules and regulations enacted and enforced by the FCC, it is important that I remind you that I have received a free copy of this book in exchange for my fair and unbiased review here at my blog.] I go into every book with a certain sense of enthusiasm because to my mind there is nothing more exciting than cracking open a new book and browsing through the publisher's page a [...]

    4. "Maybe those who are misguided within the pro-life movement could takes the six hours they spent planning that day's strategy and the two hours they spent painting signs, spread that eight hours over thirty minute increments, and meet with teenage girls in their church to disciple them for a period of six or eight weeks. Maybe that would be a more effective way to demonstrate our Creator's love of life." "Lobbying Congress and trying to change laws, espousing the sanctity of life, and fighting f [...]

    5. You guys, over 2 years later, I finally finished this book.Please do not take that to mean that I didn't enjoy it. There's a lot of good stuff in here, and it works really well as a daily devotional (just read one chapter/day). The text is easy to understand and has good advice.

    6. I'm torn between a 2 star and 3 star review.At points, I really enjoyed this. I liked Hall's use of the tree metaphor; he writes that in addition to having an internal spiritual awareness, we also need to "branch out" to others. But, I felt like he was all over the place in this book. Often times, he didn't have many concrete examples. He simply repeated many age-old Protestant go-to lines.I think he was a bit too Protestant for my taste. I prefer Protestant authors like Groeschel.

    7. Loved this! My family and I have seen Casting Crowns multiple times, and they never disappoint! This is the first book of Mark Hall's that I've read, and it is full of simple, but so good, truths about digging deep and reaching out.

    8. Original review posted here: jesusfreakhideout/books/ThriveDiggingDeepReachingOutpReviewing books here at JFH has exposed me to the largest amount of Christian nonfiction I've yet to pick up since attending online courses at a Bible college. I have nothing against Christian nonfiction; being a Believer myself, I frequently scan this genre's section whenever I have the chance to see what's on the market nowadays. The only problem I have is with authors who think they know what they're talking abo [...]

    9. I really felt a deep connection with this book, more than I have with any other of Mark’s books. Loved the examples that he used to illustrate his points, both scripture and personal stories.

    10. I enjoyed hearing the thoughts behind lyrics from some of Casting Crowns' songs. This book is not extremely deep, but was encouraging for sure! Great for middle school or high school age.

    11. Casting Crowns has been a huge blessing to Christians everywhere through their music & ministry. Mark Hall, lead singer, has many different irons in the fire including being a Youth Pastor. Thrive has become their buzz word. It’s the title of this book, a new song, plus the album. Thrive is the verb the God wants us doing in this life. As Casting Crowns remind us in their song, ‘We were made to thrive’. But, Mark knows as well as anyone that thriving in this life can be difficult. Thro [...]

    12. In his book, Thrive, Mark Hall encourages believers to do more than simply survive and believe that better things are ahead 'when (fill in the blank) happens', but to thrive in your life. Using an illustration of an old oak tree, along with one of my favorite verses from Psalm 1, Mark explains how it is essential to have deep roots to sustain life and growth in a tree and that we can apply those same principles to ourselves. A believer may spend all of their time getting strongly rooted in the W [...]

    13. I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from NetGalley.I have to say I love this book. I knew from the very first chapter, it was going to be one of those books that was going to be 5 stars for me. Immediately, I started telling people about this book.Mark Hall is such a relatable person, and a great writer. The stories that he tells make you see that even as a pastor and the lead singer of a successful Christian rock group, he is still very human like his readers. He str [...]

    14. I'm always careful with the books I choose to read that are related to my spiritual relationship with God. There are some authors that put far to much emphasis on what they are trying to say rather than helping a person better understand the Word of God. I greatly enjoyed reading this book because Mark Hall does an excellent job of referring you back to the Scriptures for everything that he discusses.This is a really good book for those learning how to bring the love of God into our daily lives [...]

    15. I'm always careful with the books I choose to read that are related to my spiritual relationship with God. There are some authors that put far to much emphasis on what they are trying to say rather than helping a person better understand the Word of God. I greatly enjoyed reading this book because Mark Hall does an excellent job of referring you back to the Scriptures for everything that he discusses.This is a really good book for those learning how to bring the love of God into our daily lives [...]

    16. I have read Mark Hall’s other books and I would say this is my favorite one. Mark uses many life experiences to explain how we can Thrive. Mark uses examples from his ministry life to his learning disabilities throughout life. He talks about how you can overcome difficult times in life and learn to Thrive. This book has a nice writing style and it kept me engaged. I think this book would help people learn to Thrive in the moment, instead of just surviving. I would recommend this book to anyone [...]

    17. ThriveDigging Deep, Reaching OutMark HallCopyright 2014Mark Hall reminds us that God does not only want us to survive but in order to do that we must dig deep and reach out.  We are also reminded that God has bigger dreams for us then we do.In Thrive we are reminded that God has a plan for our lives but it is up to us to respond in obedience.   Hall reminds us to that Satan is constantly trying to change what we believe he is trying to place doubt in our hearts.  We are reminded to that we ca [...]

    18. The book Thrive: Digging Deep, Reaching Out has been my devotional book every morning lately. Every chapter is only a few pages long, ending with a point to ponder, but each small chapter leaves you hungering for more and the personal stories hit the heart deep. One of my favorite chapters was “Redefining Reality” where he explained with a great story, what we choose to fill our hearts and minds with does matter. It is important to saturate ourselves in God’s Word so we can “root out the [...]

    19. If you’re looking for a good read that will help you take a look at your faith and encourage growth, then I highly recommend reading Thrive – especially if you also happen to be a Casting Crowns fan. This would also be a great book for a small group or a Sunday school class to build a Bible study around. There are a lot of chapters within the book that would offer great jumping off points for group discussions.For my complete review, please check out my blog:notanotherdumbblonde/2014/

    20. I received this book for review on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This in no way influenced my review. This book is amazing. It teaches us how to thrive through life and not just survive. I loved the ideas that Mark Hall presents on why we should dig deep and reach out. This book revives your spirit and reminds you to seek God and do His will. It reminds us of God's love and urges us to learn more about God so that we can look more like Jesus. This would be a great book for new Chri [...]

    21. Such an amazing read for any Christian striving to walk closer to Jesus! Mark Hall makes you realize that here is so much more to life than just surviving. Jesus died so we could have life abundantly. He died so we could thrive! But better than just informing us of these things, Hall gives practical life advice that allows Christians to break out of this survival mode and embrace the life Jesus meant for us! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

    22. A book that digs deepMark Hall is amazing, not just as a singer but as a writer too. Thrive is a book that really makes you look at your relationship with Jesus and shows you how to go deeper. I loved all the practical application in each chapter and the illustrations to make his point clear.This is a great book for anyone who feels stuck in their Christian walk and really wants to thrive.

    23. Good stuff. I haven't read a nonfiction book in a while. This book is really motivating and has a lot of stories/illustrations that many people can relate too. It's mostly about digging our roots deep into God and His Word and then how we can reach out to others. Really enjoyed it. I may have to read some of the other stuff by Mark Hall. And for those who don't know that name he is the lead singer for Casting Crowns. I didn't realize he is also a youth pastor. Anyways definitely worth reading.

    24. What is Thrive? It's not the worldly meaning at all. Mark Hall lead singer of "Casting Crowns" shares how to thrive and just survive this life. To put everything in God's hands, ding deep in God's Word, and prayer are some key points. "Thrive" is also the bands newest album, for Mark it's more then a word. For any follower of Christ thriving needs to be a way of life.

    25. Mark Hall from Casting Crowns discusses the importance of Thriving as a Christian by roots in your relationship with the Lord and then reaching out to others. Easy to read. Simply written with good examples. Short chapters. Ideal for youth and college, but still a good read for all.

    26. I read this book and developed a small group study out of it for our youth ministry. I would recommend this book more as a devotional than a book to study. Lots of interesting thoughts and angles on a devotional level.

    27. A great read. Inspiring and energizing. To truly be God's disciple one much dig deep in his Word and then reach out to others. I loved reading Mark's experiences. He is a great storyteller and even better songwriter.

    28. This was a great, simple, and inspiring book about the importance of knowing God's word and reaching out to others. There were so many stories and ideas that rang true. He gave many practical ways we can be better Christians and just better people in general.

    29. Author, Mark Hall, is the lead singer and songwriter for band Casting Crowns, and is also a youth pastor.I loved this book! GOD does want us to thrive, not just survive! He wants us to have life and have it abundantly.

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