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:

  1. Look Inward, experiencing the cleansing of forgiveness and the power of God.
  2. Look Outward,seeking for others to experience the joy of living for God and have the best God has to offer.
  3. Look Upwardand marvel at God’s love and strength to accomplish his purposes.
  4. Move Onward, devising a strategy to accomplish all God has put in our hearts to do.


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