Go Small: Because God Doesn’t Care about Your Status, Size, or Success by Craig Gross

Jun 11

Go Small: Because God Doesn’t Care about Your Status, Size, or Success by Craig Gross

Go Small

Because God Doesn’t Care about Your Status, Size, or Success

Craig Gross

2014

222 pages

 

When I saw this book, Go Small: Because God Doesn’t Care about Your Status, Size, or Success by Craig Gross, I knew I needed to read it because I’ve wrestled with these very issues as a Christian author. There is so much pressure to “build your platform” to the largest number possible. It’s always struck me as contrary to the teachings of the Bible, which emphasize humility rather than self-promotion.

The author did not disappoint. I hung on every page and when I finished I felt like I should start over to try to absorb the truth into my spirit better. He takes a candid look at his own desire to do big things for God (after all, he leads a ministry to porn stars and porn addicts) and compares it with the ordinary moments in life where life really happens.

God is pleased with us in the ordinary moments. We don’t have to go big to impress God. In fact, as the author writes, “God doesn’t need your ministry idea.” Gross encourages us to “Get out of His way and let Him do His thing.” But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing for us to do. It’s just that God invites us to get ordinary, touching lives one person at a time, doing the small things.

The author is an amazing storyteller, weaving three stories together to create a tapestry of ideas conveying the textures of ordinary. Because, after all, the tapestry of ordinary moments in our lives is truly beautiful to God.

I’ll leave you with this quote:

It’s a particularly insidious lie to think that your work or your life must be based on getting “tangible results.” If you’re doing what you feel Jesus is calling you to do, then regardless of any laughably measurable outcomes, you’re operating as part of His kingdom. You’re making a difference, whether you know it or not.

–Craig Gross, Go Small: Because God Doesn’t Care about Your Status, Size, or Success

Go Small is also available in print or ePub from Christianbook:

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Going big all the time is not only a recipe for burnout-it’s not the way God works in your life. It’s time to break free from “go big or go home.” It’s time to invest in stamina, to cultivate endurance, to recognize the miraculous world of the ordinary, little things. Show the door to “go big or go home” thinking. Your ordinary life is miraculous. It’s time to go small-and keep on going.

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