Bishop McBath Teaches How to Live AT Rather Than Strive FOR the Next Level in Life
MEDIA ADVISORY, May 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- How easy it is to fall prey to the idea that we must always be striving to reach some elusive "next level" in life. What we long for-in our homes, relationships, careers, and even our spiritual lives-can seem constantly just beyond our reach, and we can end up frustrated much of the time. B. Courtney McBath aims to turn our view of fulfillment inside out and to give us a new perspective on the Next Level in his new title, LIVING @ THE NEXT LEVEL.
"Once we choose friendship with God," McBath writes, "our fulfillment isn't a matter of getting to some new level in life. When we enter that friendship, we arrive. Friendship with God is the Next Level. Once we 'get there,' then the journey of life in God with all of its ups and downs begins. It's time for a paradigm shift! If we're already at the Next Level, then let's quit striving in frustration to get there. Let's give ourselves to learning how to live there-how to explore, grow, and journey in friendship with God."
McBath identifies four Next Level Heart Attitudes that we should adopt and maintain through the challenges and frustrations of life: A Heart for Friendship with God, A Heart of Gratitude to God, A Heart of Expectancy toward God, and A Heart to Seek God. As with any physical journey, McBath explains, keeping our hearts in good condition is part of what enables us to persevere and enjoy our journey with God.
Tracking with the apostle Peter along a dramatic stretch of his life's journey, LIVING @ THE NEXT LEVEL addresses the struggles and limitations we face and explores keys to transforming our frustrations as we go. McBath identifies ways we can practice contentment in the midst of difficulty and then provides instruction on how to transition out of limitations and move forward in life with a greater capacity to pour into the lives of others.
At the close of each chapter, McBath gives readers practical tools for applying the truths presented. The book's "Mapping Your Next Level Journey" feature includes prayers, scriptures, and questions to help readers evaluate both where they are and where they are going on their own Next Level journey.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
B. Courtney McBath is the senior founding pastor of Calvary Revival Church in Norfolk, Virginia, and the presiding bishop of Calvary Alliance of Churches and Ministries, an organization serving leaders around the world. His weekly television program, The Voice of Revival, airs internationally on Daystar Television Network and other stations. He lives in Virginia with his wife and co-pastor, Janeen. They have four sons, a daughter, and a son-in-law.
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