Published on September 6th, 2017 | by John Campanario
Smokie Norful Releases New Book
When the pressure of life seems to boil over—and it does for everyone—Pastor and multiple Grammy-winning musician Smokie Norful has one piece of advice: take the lid off.
Smokie Norful is the founder and senior pastor of Victory Cathedral Worship Center, a congregation on three campuses in Bolingbrook and Chicago, Illinois. Norful who has sold more than three million albums worldwide, has also received Stellar awards; Dove awards; an NAACP Image Award nomination; and countless other accolades.
This is the premise behind Norful’s new book Take the Lid Off: Trust God, Release the Pressure, and Find the Life He Wants for You (Thomas Nelson, September 5, 2017). In Take the Lid Off, Norful—whose Victory Cathedral Worship Center has a congregation of 5,000 members—outlines four steps that help us to relieve the pressure and draw closer to God in the process:
- Look Inward, experiencing the cleansing of forgiveness and the power of God.
- Look Outward,seeking for others to experience the joy of living for God and have the best God has to offer.
- Look Upwardand marvel at God’s love and strength to accomplish his purposes.
- Move Onward, devising a strategy to accomplish all God has put in our hearts to do.