Own the Moment
- Narrated by: Carl Lentz
- Length: 7 hrs and 15 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 31-10-17
- Language: English
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
But then you clearly have never met Carl Lentz.
As head pastor of the first United States branch of global megachurch Hillsong, the former college basketball player is on a mission to make Christianity accessible in the 21st century. In Own the Moment, he shares the unlikely and inspiring story of how he went from being an average teenager who couldn't care less about church to leading one of the country's fastest-growing congregations - how one day he is trying to convince a Virginia Beach 7-Eleven clerk to attend his service, and just a few years later he is baptizing a global music icon in an NBA player's Manhattan bathtub.
Amid such candid personal tales, Lentz also offers illuminating readings of Bible passages and practical tips on how to live as a person of faith in an increasingly materialistic world. How do you maintain your values - and pass them on to your children - in a society that worships money and sex and fame? How do you embrace your flaws in this Instagram era that exalts the appearance of perfection? How do you forget about "living the dream" and learn to embrace the beauty of your reality?
These are just a few of the many important questions Lentz answers in Own the Moment - a powerful book that redefines not just Christianity but spirituality as a whole.
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By Amazon Customer on 28-07-18
Awesome day to day life stories
Loved it. Encouages a perspective shift on your day to day life and almost every story ps Carl shares parallels moments in your life and makes you think of a different way of seeing them
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By The Bish on 01-03-18
“This man eats with tax collectors and sinners”
Right from the get go this book is challenging, thought provoking and authentic. I’d only ever heard one of Carl’s sermons prior to purchasing the audiobook and probably heard more scathing remarks from people that questioned the kind of Christianity that Carl represents when he “hangs out” with celebrities. He actually addresses this in the book and left me with no doubt that his godly influence in these circles is exactly why he stands out from the religious elite, just like the Jesus he loves and follows.
Thanks Carl for just being real.
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By Jenae W on 03-11-17
Not expecting this
It seems like a lot of pastors are writing books these days. A lot of those books are fluff and just a pep talk. This is NOT one of those books! Carl does a great job of giving a glimpse into his life and the things and ideas that have helped him in his journey. I’ll be using his learnings and making a lot of his practical ideas my own. He was and is honest about his life— the good and bad and honest about moments he did and didn’t own. It’s really refreshing to hear stories like this. Grateful for that especially in a time where honesty isn’t what is happening among our Christian leaders, Carl bucks the norm to be a change agent.
9 of 10 people found this review helpful
By Anonymous User on 15-11-17
Phenomenal... inspiring, quirky, funny, honest, truthful, out of the box & unconventional
Brilliantly written book by Carl Lentz. A guys who is defying critics and logic by genuinely loving people to wholeness . This book is a must read and with an open heart will impact every reader / listener!
4 of 5 people found this review helpful