It’s rare to come across a book that is filled with equal parts inspiration, knowledge and story.
Live Love Lead by Brian Houston (senior pastor of Hillsong Church) is one of those books.
Houston pulls back the curtain and let’s readers see behind the heart, vision, and past of his life as well as the life of Hillsong Church, which are inextricably linked. With vulnerability, compassion, and love, Houston combines story with teaching and inspiration to bring to life a book that is faith inspiring.
As he says in the introduction, “It is my firm belief that following Jesus is the only journey in life worth taking. After seeing the way God changes hearts, meets impossible needs, heals incurable diseases, and restores people, I am convinced beyond a doubt that God didn’t create us to live mediocre, settle-for-less lives.”
Perhaps what I loved most about this book was his willingness to show readers his scars. Ministry,even leading a church like Hillsong, comes with deep pains, wounds, and scars. And he didn’t hold back showing them to us, admitting his own mistakes, and writing with vulnerability. I can trust a guy who shows us his wounds and admits his mistakes.
If you are a pastor, leader, or a follow of Christ, I would strongly suggest reading this book. I’m looking forward to seeing Hillsong and Brian Houston in Minneapolis on Sept. 22 and can’t wait to hear more from a man I now deeply admire.