The Empowerment Pivot:
How God Is Redefining Our View of Normal
Douglas A. Balzer
What if I told you that God has a version of normal for your life that far exceeds your current experience? What if I told you that Jesus really meant it when he said, “Whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing” (John 14:12)? What if I told you that the church was meant to convincingly demonstrate Jesus’s supernatural presence to a skeptical world?
This book invites you to make seven shifts towards God’s eternal and infinite nature that render his manifest presence and empowerment in our lives and ministries… God’s version of normal. Will you dare to pivot towards Jesus and his version of normal for your life?
This book will wake up every lackadaisical Christian whose God is too small. Don’t miss this.
—Daniel Im, pastor, podcaster, and author of No Silver Bullets and You Are What You Do: And Six Other Lies about Work, Life, and Love
This book records God’s people pivoting into a deeper kingdom reality in which the power of God comes alive.
—Scot McKnight, Northern Seminary,author of Open to the Spirit and Kingdom Conspiracy
There’s so much clarity in these pages, and so much hope.
—Mark Buchanan, author of GodSpeed: Walking as a Spiritual Practice
Before the church does anything in mission, we must first become faithfully present and empowered through the life of Jesus. This book pivots the church back to spiritual reality and cultural authenticity. It is highly recommended!
—David John Seel, Jr., cultural analyst and author of The New Copernicans: Millennials and the Survival of the Church
A vivid, gripping tale of searching, insights, and empowerment…
——Carson Pue, author of Mentoring Leaders
Softcover Trim Size: 5.5 x 8.5
Page Count: 160About the Author:
Douglas A. Balzer is a spiritual renewal catalyst based in Calgary, Canada. He and his wife Teri have led more than fifty spiritual renewal retreats in six countries. Doug has a Doctor of Ministry from Alliance Theological Seminary (New York) and is host to the reKindle Renewal podcast.