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What's Big Starts Small: 6 Ways to Grow Great Faith

What's Big Starts Small: 6 Ways to Grow Great Faith

by Mike Novotny
What's Big Starts Small: 6 Ways to Grow Great Faith

What's Big Starts Small: 6 Ways to Grow Great Faith

by Mike Novotny


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Does Your Faith Seem Stuck?

Do you ever feel like you're not growing in your faith the way you're supposed to? It turns out, there are forces working against you—threats to your faith—trying to keep you from flourishing in your relationship with God.

One of Jesus' parables—in fact, the one that gets the most space on God's sacred pages—deals with this very issue. It's the story about the sower, the seed, and the soil (Matthew 13). Just as a farmer doesn't toss seed on the ground to get rid of it, God never brings you into contact with his Word for no reason. A farmer wants fruit, and God wants to help you experience more joy, peace, love, etc.

This book is structured around the six threats Jesus lists in the parable of the sower and the seed—pride, pain, worries, wealth, wants, and not waiting—and the corresponding strategies to overcome them. If you're wondering why your faith isn't working in some aspects of your life, the message of this book may be what you've been looking for.

"Mike Novotny is one of those rare writers who is a real joy to read, and his new book, What's Big Starts Small, is no exception. If you've ever struggled with your Christian life or been frustrated with God, this is the book for you."—PHIL COOKE, PhD, media producer and author of The Way Back: How Christians Blew Our Credibility and How We Get It Back

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764240034
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/14/2022
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 279,885
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Mike Novotny pours his Jesus-based joy into his ministry as a pastor at The CORE (Appleton, Wisconsin) and as the lead speaker for Time of Grace, a global media ministry that connects people to God through television, print, and digital resources. Unafraid to bring grace and truth to the toughest topics of our time, he has written numerous books, including 3 Words That Will Change Your Life, Gay & God, How to Heal, Sexpectations, and No Fear Year. Mike lives with his wife, Kim, and their two daughters, Brooklyn and Maya; runs long distances; and plays soccer with other middle-aged men whose best days are long behind them. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Part 1 Your Potential and Jesus' Parable

1 Exponential Potential 13

2 Seeds, Soils, and Souls 27

Part 2 The 6 Threats

3 Pride 37

4 Pain 59

5 Worries 85

6 Wealth 103

7 Wanting 127

8 Not Waiting 145

Part 3 Your Potential (Revisited)

9 Good Soil 163

10 Conclusion 181

Acknowledgments 193

Notes 197

About the Author 199

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