Book Review | Live Love Lead by Brian Houston

live love leadIf you’re a follower of Hillsong Church and Hillsong United Music then you’ll like the “Live, Love, Lead” book from pastor Brian Houston. This book is an encouragement for anyone in ministry or leadership. Houston sets the stage: “Living fully, loving completely, leading boldly- these are hallmark’s of Jesus’ time on earth. Whether you’re taking baby steps or giant strides, walking on water or running on empty, wherever you are in your journey of faith, Jesus is the ultimate guide and companion.”

Using his own story as a backstage to the book, there are 20 chapters in this book including:

  • Life in the Faith Lane
  • Confident in the Call
  • Pioneering
  • Shame No More
  • The Narrow Gate

Each chapter begins with a verse from Hillsong Music, followed by a memory from Houston’s life, and then his commentary. While the book structure resembles a devotional writing style (quote-personal story-commentary-action call) it’s much longer and more informational than daily devotions. With 20 chapters I found the book required more time and it took me almost a month to read the entire book using my reading method of “one chapter per day.”

I’ve highlighted about one-fourth of the words from Live, Love, Lead by Brian Houston- he’s a convicting author with a powerful and transparent message to share. While I do not know his church history this side of the ocean, I did find it fascinating to discover the challenges he met with Jesus on his journey of obedience and faith. Many of my Christian friends are also reading this book and enjoying it too!

I gave the book four stars instead of five because it took me a LONG time to finish reading it! This busy #CaliforniaMom reads many books a month and this book slowed down my progress.


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