Abundant life. Does that describe the life you’re living now? Or do words like busy, overwhelming, disappointing, or exhausting come to mind instead? Today, more than ever, we long for satisfaction in our lives and fulfillment in our faith but come up empty. We are lacking, and that hole can’t be filled by money, prestige, or stuff.
Pastor Choco, author of Move into More, knows what it feels like to want more from life. Raised by a single mother after his alcoholic father left, he grew up as a poor Puerto Rican kid in Humboldt Park, one of Chicago’s toughest neighborhoods. He grew up never having enough.
However, God had so much more for him. Pastor Choco rose to become senior pastor of New Life Covenant Church (one of Chicago’s fastest-growing churches) and one of TIME magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.
In Move into More, with conviction and earnestness, Pastor Choco explains that God has promised a life of more—joyful contentment that comes from living passionately with a purpose—to anyone who follows him in obedience. It’s not who you are, he says, it’s what Jesus can do if you will let him. Choco breaks down popular-yet-untrue thinking that God’s “more” is about wealth or material possessions, fame or power, and shows readers that God’s more is far better than anyone could ever imagine.
If you’re willing to Move into More, your eyes will be opened to the all-powerful, all-loving God who wants more for you than you can imagine in your wildest dreams. When you follow Him faithfully and obediently, you will find peace in your problems, rest in your weariness, order in circumstantial chaos, and joy in trials.
Don’t settle for less than God has for you—it’s time to Move into More!
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About the Author
Choco De Jesús is senior pastor of New Life Covenant Church, one of the fastest growing churches in Chicago. A graduate of Trinity University and North Park Theological Seminary, De Jesús is sought after as a motivational speaker throughout the nation and abroad. In 2013, De Jesús was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World. He is an Executive Presbyter with the Assemblies of God Church. De Jesús lives in the Humboldt Park community of Chicago, with his wife, Elizabeth; they have three adult children.
Table of Contents
Foreword Mark Batterson 9
More Than Meets the Eye 11
1 Marked by God for More 19
2 Called for More 37
3 Living in the More of Today 55
4 Precursors to More 71
5 Deterrents to More 87
6 Don't Miss Your More 109
7 When Less Is More 127
8 Risking for More 145
9 The Blessings of a Life with More 163
10 The Fullness of a Life with More 181
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
With so many books telling us the more of God is available in finances and houses, boats and cars it is incredibly refreshing to have a man like Choco De Jesus bring us the truth of what more in God looks like. Choco declares that God’s more is better than anyone can imagine, that it does not hinge on the number in your bank account of what kind of watch you wear, abundant life rests on obedience to God. With a reminiscing voice and the alignment of scripture Choco outlines what more has looked like in his life, however his wildest dreams did not measure up to what God has planned. And the truth is these plans have been made for each of our lives, we need only present ourselves as willing. One of the things I love about this book is the evident reliance on God throughout the stories told. Sometimes you wonder if trust was a by-product or a determining factor in other books, with Choco I could see the story of his life revolved around his trust in God. Move into more meets the expectations outlined, and then sets the reader up to make the decision on their own. This is done by providing a basic prayer at the end of each chapter, the prayer is intended to prepare the reader to become active in obedience. It is in obedience we begin to discover more. If you need a break from the false promises that more rests in materials, grab this book. If you need a refreshing take on abundant life and it’s possibilities, grab this book. If you just need to see the love and grace of God on display from the eyes of another, grab this book. *I received this book free from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review. These are my personal thoughts.