Fed Up with Flat Faith will equip you with five attitudes and five behaviors that prepare your heart and life for God's work. Author and teacher Kathy Howard shares practical and foundational spiritual truths and faith principles that will help shift your attitude and behavior so you are positioned for God’s activity in your life, ready to receive what He has for youa fiery faith. With personal reflection questions, biblical truths, and the power of the Holy Spirit, your faith will become dynamic and you'll no longer have to live fed up with flat faith.
|Publisher:||New Hope Publishers|
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About the Author
Kathy Howard encourages believers to live an unshakeable faith for life by standing firm on our rock-solid God. The author of nearly ten books and a former “cultural Christian,” Kathy has a master’s degree in Christian education. Kathy and her husband have three married children and four grandsons. For more information and free discipleship tools and leader helps, visit www.kathyhoward.org.
Table of Contents
Part I Missing Something 11
Chapter 1 Fed Up 13
Chapter 2 Gathering Tinder 25
Part II Attitude Adjustment
Chapter 3 Inside Out 39
Chapter 4 Who's the Boss? 53
Chapter 5 Crazy in Love 65
Chapter 6 Best-Laid plans 77
Chapter 7 From Here to Eternity 89
Part III Ready, Set, Action!
Chapter 8 Feast on the Word 103
Chapter 9 Giving God His Due 117
Chapter 10 Sparks of Obedience 129
Chapter 11 Family Ties 141
Chapter 12 Share the Love 153
Part IV Fired UP!
Chapter 13 Not for Sissies 167
Questions for Reflection and Discussion 183
Appendix 1 187
Appendix 2 189
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fed up With Flat Faith: 10 Ways to Pump Up Your Faith, by Kathy Howard was an excellent inspiring life changing book about uplifting your faith. Reading this book, happened to come at an appropriate time in my life. I have been going through different life changing moments in the past two years that affected my faith. I was either up or down. But, since reading this book by Kathy Howard has given me a different view on my faith, and how God is always there with us no matter what happens in our lives. Sometimes, we only see the temporal of our situation that is happening in our lives. Whereas, we forget to see the whole big picture of what God is doing in our lives. There is so much to learn from this book. I came away from reading Fed Up with Flat Faith with a newness, regenerating, and excited about growing closer to God. I received this book from The Book Club Network, Inc. to review. I encourage all those who are lacking or struggling in their faith to read this book...it was great!
Fed up with Flat Faith, 10 Attitudes and Actions to Pump up Your Faith by Kathy Howard This is a great Spiritual Growth book to help you grow closer to Christ. It has been a long time since I read a book that could actually help me to grow. The author Kathy Howard gives sensible, easy to do ideas that help you bring your relationship with Christ to the next level. The things taught are presented in a practical ways, gives inspirational testimonies to the lesson taught and she backs it up with Biblical truths. She goes through 5 attitudes that show us where we went wrong, reminds us of our first love, and gives us a glimpse of the big picture and how our plans are not always his plans. After she has helped us search our hearts she shows us 5 steps to move us forward. If you follow and adapt her steps you can achieve a faith that will set your hearts on fire for our Lord. Her ideas teach us how to study and connect with God in a deeper way. Study questions for each chapter are included and a guide of recommendations for study tools. I highly recommend this book for new and older Christians.
Reflection: "Do you long for more in your relationship with Christ? Do you crave the abundant life He promised? Fiery faith is not only possible, God wants it to be yours." Kathy shares insight on how to bring your faith from flat and boring to a fiery passion. I know my faith has felt flat for awhile now and this insight helped me to realize the fact that I need help in some areas. "The more we partake or experience God, the more we will desire Him. We won't be able to get enough of Him. Experience with Him fuels our passion. Someone with a fiery passion for God will be satisfied in Him yet always seeking more of Him." Very good point. I have noticed in my own personal relatioship with God that when I "get slack" in my relatioship with Him, things seem to fall apart more readily. I seem to fall apart more readily! This quote really jumped out at me and made me realize I need to spend more time with Him. He is always there, it's me that pulls away. "Don't let a lifetime of religion hinder a true,saving relationship with Jesus." I know in my journey with God I have been guilty of letting "Religion" get in the way. This one quote made me realize that it's all about Who we know and NOT what we do! Jesus wants us to KNOW HIM through a constant relationship and not let the doing get in the way of the being. "As I approached the Bible with this new desperation, the spirit of God illuminated truths I had read before, yet had never internalized. As I continued to study, excitment over what God was teaching me blossomed into passion for His word. This passion kept driving me back to the Bible. Now, almost three decades later, my love affair with the Bible is still going strong." Another great point and one I have experienced personally. When I make time every day to dive into my Bible I come to look forward to it. But, on those occasions when I get a little slack, I notice my passion dims. This is a personal reflection point for me and something I hadn't really realized until I read Kathy's book. My Thoughts: Fed Up With Flat Faith is a step-by-step guide of sorts to help you develope a better relationship with God. If your relationship seems stale, this book can point you to areas you might need to work on. Kathy Howard uses scriptural references to "back up" the information she provies as a basis for stregthening your faith. She uses Bible characters as examples and quotes from several pieces of literature she has read over the years. The thing that opened my eyes the most, I think, were the real-life stories of people that have been on similay journeys and those that are an example for all of us. All-in all, it comes together to be a very influentual guide that will help you in your areas of need if you will approach it with an open mind.
Boy, do I feel this book was written just for me! The author is not writing about unbelievers, but rather she writes to Christians who want to experience the presence of God in a dynamic, passionate way, but whose habits of faith get in the way. She is speaking to livelong Christians for whom faith is so a part of them that it has become expected and routine. She is speaking to me –especially in the example of Martha who was too busy doing works of faith that she failed to adequately nourish her living relationship with Jesus. As a pastor’s wife, I found myself identifying also with Eli who allowed the motions and activities of ministry to keep him so busy that his tank was running empty. I also sympathized with the author’s description of trying to fire up her spiritual life by her own efforts. As she stresses in the opening chapters, “I have no power to make myself grow spiritually; but God does and it’s His job.” The book gives five attitude and five action adjustments that “will position you before God so He can fire up your faith.” So much is offered that the reader can only read one chapter at a time and give the suggestions time to germinate and grow. I admit I have not yet finished this book, but was so excited and challenged by what I have read that I wanted to share this review. I wholeheartedly recommend your reading this book and finding the spiritual relationship God wants us to have with Him. I have already decided to use this book in our church book club as I want us all to have a chance to grow together. Discussion questions are given in the book. The author’s writing style is that of one who has experienced what she writes about and shares it in a non-confrontational, companionable manner. I gratefully acknowledge that I received this book from The Book Club Network in exchange for this honest review.
I'm enjoying this book, it is so amazing and wonderful. There is something great about a book when it seem as if the author is inside of you head putting your thoughts on paper. This book drove me to search scriptures, fired up my faith and let me know that the lover of my soul (Jesus) truly cars for me. This is not a book you read just one time and toss it to the side, it is one of those books read again and again; so get you a cup of coffee, find a quiet place and fall in love with Jesus as you read "Fed up with Flat Faith" I received a free copy of this book courtesy of The Book Club Network for my honest review.
In “Flat Faith,” Kathy Howard explains that “many Christians with flat faith love Jesus and continue to serve Him, but they often feel as though they are simply going through the motions of Christianity. Their love for Christ is short on passion.” When I read that description, I knew that I was struggling with a flat faith. I realized that I was going through the motions and that I definitely lacked passion in my faith. Kathy also talks about how a Flat Faith “derails God’s purpose for our lives” and that “we don’t have to settle for flat, dry faith.” I certainly felt derailed, and I was definitely settling and desperately didn’t want to be. Flat Faith gently leads believers who feel like they are going through the motions of religion to figure out what’s missing. Kathy then leads readers through 5 necessary attitude adjustments and then helps them put together a plan of action for getting fired up. This book also works as a good status check even if you don’t feel like your faith is flat and serves as a way to keep the fire and prevent the flatness.