I found much to ponder and glean from Something Greater, by Jentezen Franklin. In this book, Jentezen suggests we can discover God’s best for our life right where we are by looking for buried acres of diamonds. He references Russell H. Conwell’s lecture, Acres of Diamonds, to remind us that although we may think the place where we are right now is worthless, there is hidden potential.
With examples from Scripture, Jentezen’s life, and the lives of others, Jentezen suggests we must learn to see, value, and grow what we have. Right where we are. He recommends we don’t worry about what tomorrow will bring, and stop living in regret of what we did or didn’t do yesterday.
Jentezen concludes by saying our joy, purpose, peace, and hope are here and now. He suggests we start digging in our own backyard for these things, and watch as God unfolds diamonds in places we think is a valley of dry bones.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House for a fair and honest review, which is exactly what I gave.
Have you read this book? If so, what was your impression of it?
I wish you well.
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