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Own the Moment

Auteur(s): Carl Lentz
Narrateur(s): Carl Lentz
Durée: 7 h et 15 min
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When you think of a Christian pastor, you probably don't envision a tattooed 30-something who wears a motorcycle jacket, listens to hip-hop music, references The Walking Dead and Black Lives Matter in his sermons, and every Sunday draws a standing-room only crowd to a venue normally used for rock concerts - in godless New York City, no less.

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.

©2017 Carl Lentz (P)2017 Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Life Changing

This book is nothing short of life changing. One of the most powerful and compelling descriptions of living a Christian Life. Carl is a brilliant and engaging storyteller.

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Awesome

Love Carl so couldn’t leave but get the audiobook. The best thing about it is that Carl himself narrated it, so you really get even better what he’s trying to say, and get his great accent of course.
You don’t have to read/listen the book in chronological order. My advice is to just do a chapter whenever you feel like it. This is not the kind of book you’re supposed to finish in one day (in my opinion). There’s lots of food for thought and even more important: food for implementation into your everyday life.

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  • Jenae W
  • 2017-11-03

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.

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  • B. Brown
  • 2017-11-15

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!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-04-12

A book only Justin Bieber's pastor could write.

This book is an utter mess. The author is a very controversial and divisive figure in contemporary American popular culture and Christianity. He is the lead pastor of the New York branch of Hillsong Church, a Pentacostal church based in Australia. Hillsong NYC is known as the "hipster church", due to the fact that its clergy wears Supreme and peppers their sermons with pop culture references - essentially proving that Christians are the masters of cultural appropriation.

The self-help genre has always been full of ego, and this book does not disappoint. The author constantly goes off on tangents where he strokes himself and then tries to make light of the situation by weaving a tale of self depreciation and bringing it home with a little bit of biblical parable. There is a little bit of advice, but the book is mostly a series of tangents, which is very disappointing. If one is to own the moment, a story about combing through the garbage covered streets of New York only to find an alcoholic homeless person, and then inviting said homeless person to come to church with the promise of a beer during service is hardly going to help anyone. Rather, it is nothing more than an opportunity for the author to humble brag and go off on a tangent about how awesome he is, but he knows deep down that he is a piece of whale dung, but at least he is not the whole turd, and btw Jesus and all that jazz...

The author also makes a point to dismiss beliefs held by other people as well. He tries to soften the blow by saying that so and so is a friend, but they really could use some Jesus in their life because their beliefs are wrong. He also judges another friend for getting a divorce. Not only that, but he has the audacity to say that premarital sex is wrong, yet he admits that he was sexually active before he met his wife.

Not to attack the man personally, but he is no different from any other closed minded Christian in that regard. He may be a "cool" pastor who rubs elbows with Hollywood's current crop of darlings, but he is still proselytizing the same old message with the same old song and dance. I really cannot in good conscience recommend this to anyone, as I have made it clear that this book was a haphazardly arranged, narcissistic compendium of utter nonsense.

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  • James G.
  • 2018-11-22

awesome

wish it was longer. very inspiring. it will stay with me forever. thank you Carl

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  • Michael Hedgepeth
  • 2018-11-20

Not what you think

This book is what you need if you started a walk and turned away. Empowering and real. A real world approach to Faith.

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  • Jeremy
  • 2018-11-13

For people who think their life is slow

I thank God for Carl’s book own the moment. This book contains deep revelation and the key to access your purpose that God has destined for you. The elements of real life stories in this book will make you think and act differently than you are at the moment. I am owning the moment and I think everyone should and will after reading this book.
PS: get the audible version for his amazing voice.

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  • Shelby Hamilton
  • 2018-11-10

Inspirational

I’ve never heard Carl lentz preach, never meet him but this book is amazing, Carls story and perspective are eye opening! So worth the 7.5 hour listen or read how ever you choose to read this book the only advice is to simply read it!

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  • Ethel
  • 2018-06-07

Completed In 24hrs

Enjoyed! Thoughtful and sensitive points/moments that are thoroughly explained in each chapter. The author's mission is to bring awareness to how spirituality and every day life altering incidents/moments can impact a life or the lives of others. In addition, to knowing how to identify and capture moments. Simply written along with examples that some may relate (As we are all in perfect beings).

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  • Mia
  • 2017-11-03

Was fab then judgement had to even the score

The book begins with Lentz saying it is for everyone no matter what they believe. Then he uses space on diversity. Yay! My heart breaks in the last chapter where he says his Buddhist-friend’s belief are not the right way. It is as he backtraces everything “wrong” he might have written. I loved this book because it is unlike any book written by a Christian Pastor. I lam a Buddhist who loves Jesus. Buddha never asked to be worshipped. Keeping the book though.

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  • Joe cimino
  • 2019-06-03

AMAZING!!! GAME CHANGING. LIFE CHANGING

absolutely would recommend to EVERYONE AND ANY ONE .. TOTALLY RESONATE WITH CARL'S LIFE AND VIEWS. GODS BLESSING IS ON THIS BOOK 💚 THANK YOU CARL LENTZ !