Brian Houston has recently announced the upcoming publication of his latest book, to be titled ‘THERE IS MORE’. Below you can read what Brian Houston has to say about it. Can we expect him to be as ‘faithless to Christ’ in this book as he has been in all his other self-indulgent, self-promoting books?
NOTE ONE – SCHEDULED PUBLICATION JUST BEFORE CONFERENCE
The book is scheduled to be released on April 2018. If it like anything we’ve seen in the past, Brian Houston may once again make the conference all about his books.
NOTE TWO – HOUSTON MISLEADS HIS PUBLISHER
Brian Houston’s blog states he ‘is set to author a new book with WaterBrook’. Andrew Stoddard ‘will serve as the editor’.
But what has Houston made Stoddard believe about his church? For starters, Stoddard stated that Hillsong was “founded in Australia” which started “from a little gathering”. This is false. It was a church plant, an offshoot of his fathers church ‘Christian Life Centre’.
But according to Brian Houston, his father Frank Houston founded the Hillsong movement.
“In 1999, my father Frank Houston decided to step back from day-to-day running of his church, Sydney Christian Life Centre, and passed the baton of leadership on to me. What an honour for Bobbie and me to continue building on the foundations laid by my parents. It was also a tremendous responsibility as we were already pastoring Hills Christian Life Centre in Sydney’s north west. Today Hillsong Church continues what was started in 1977, with our two major worship centres, a city-wide network of cells, and contributing services and ministries all adding to the expansion of future generations.”
Source: Brian Houston, You Can Change the Future, pg. 122.
In the book excerpt above published in the year 2000, Brian attempts to cover up the crimes of his pedophile father.
The reason being, Frank Houston was the one who handed over his entire church empire to his son. And Brian Houston was using the credibility, popularity and influence of his father by covering for his father and bolstering his own influence. That failed when ex-AOG pastor Philip Powell (on cwm.org.au) exposed the Hillsong and Australian AOG cover-up. His coverage caused Tanya Levin’s friend to contact Brian’s personal assistant, which caused Brian to respond immediately to his church… 3 years later after he knew of his father’s pedophilia.
Brian Houston misled his church as to where the abuse happened, suggesting it was all in New Zealand. He then misled news reporters Kelly Bourke in 2002 and Greg Bearup in 2003 to cover up the pedophilia in Australia and convinced the Australian public it all happened in New Zealand. However the Royal Commission revealed that Brian Houston covered it up in Australia and neglected to report the incident to the police. In other words, because he didn’t report his father’s crimes in Australia, he committed a criminal offense.
Furthermore, Brian Houston has led WaterBrook and his editor to believe a different story about himself and Hillsong:
“Pastor Brian Houston leads and communicates from a deep sense of conviction and passion. As a true visionary and cultural pioneer, Brian has helped to shepherd and grow Hillsong Church from a little gathering in Australia to one of the most prominent spiritual influences in the world…”
What Stoddard and Waterbook have said about Brian Houston is inaccurate.
In fact, the Royal Commission suggested the police investigate Brian Houston’s involvement in covering up the crimes of his father. And to make matters worse for Houston, evidence suggests that Brian Houston not only lied to the Royal Commission, he maligned its reputation, which is potentially a jailable offense.
Does a publishing house really want to align itself with such a questionable character? One they claim is a ‘true visionary’ and ‘cultural pioneer’?
PROSPERITY THEOLOGY BOOK IS BACK!
“This book is for every person hoping to fulfill the God-given mandate to maximize and expand the abundant potential in their life-all the while, giving Him the glory.”
He also states,
“The book will include personal stories of God’s miraculous provision as well as practical application for living within the purpose and will of God. Giving readers room to dream and believe that God really does want to exceed all their wildest expectations.”
In the sentences above, we highlighted New Apostolic Language, Purpose Driven Life and Health And Wealth language and heresy. In other words, this is just Brian Houston’s books For This Cause, For This I Was Born and You Need More Money repackaged as a mixed bag of half-truths and out-of-context scriptures.
Once again, why would a major publishing company endorse
such fraudulent work at the expense of their public image?
From Brian C Houston.com,
There’s More Book Announcement
Global Founder and Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church
Signs New Book Deal with WaterBrook
Colorado Springs, Colorado (Jan 20, 2017)— Brian Houston, global senior pastor of the worldwide Hillsong Church and executive director of the popular Hillsong Music, with songs sung by over 50 million people each Sunday, is set to author a new book with WaterBrook, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, scheduled for April, 2018. The book will focus on encouraging people of all ages to be successful in every sphere of life and that it is possible to effectively live out God’s purposes and create an enduring legacy for generations to come.
Andrew Stoddard, WaterBrook and Multnomah editor, announced today that world rights to the work in print and digital formats have been acquired from Jan Miller and Nena Madonia Oshman of Dupree Miller Agency. Stoddard will serve as the editor.
“Pastor Brian Houston leads and communicates from a deep sense of conviction and passion. As a true visionary and cultural pioneer, Brian has helped to shepherd and grow Hillsong Church from a little gathering in Australia to one of the most prominent spiritual influences in the world,” says Stoddard. “This book is for every person hoping to fulfill the God-given mandate to maximize and expand the abundant potential in their life-all the while, giving Him the glory.”
Houston, a driving force in contemporary church leadership continues to draw thousands to the knowledge of Jesus with a his genuine love for the church and engaging ministry style. Founded in Australia, the Hillsong global family of congregations is comprised of more than 100,000 weekly attendees, with US churches in Los Angeles, New York City, and Phoenix.
The book will include personal stories of God’s miraculous provision as well as practical application for living within the purpose and will of God. Giving readers room to dream and believe that God really does want to exceed all their wildest expectations.
“THERE IS MORE is all about fulfilling the God-given mandate, calling and destiny on your life– and discovering potential that you didn’t even know was there! It’s about transforming your thinking and seeing yourself the way God sees you – with far more possibility and greatness within, than you could ever see in yourself,” says Houston. “This teaching is deeply personal because I have seen the Ephesians 3 principals (exceeding, abundant and above) outworked in my own life and the lives of those around me– and I am confident that God is well able to do that, AND MORE– in you also! As much as I’m excited about my new book – I get even more excited about the people it’s going to reach and the freedom that this message can bring. This new partnership with Waterbrook & Multnomah is exactly aimed at that – reaching people in all walks of life and enabling them to be all that God has called them to be. Because it is my belief that when you walk with Christ – THERE IS always MORE.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: BRIAN HOUSTON is the Global Senior Pastor of Hillsong Church, a global family of congregations comprising more than 100,000 weekly attendees. Considered by many as a leading voice in the shaping of contemporary leadership values and church culture; Brian is highly regarded for his bold innovation and passion for the local church. Pastor Brian’s infectious love for people and his empowering brand of leadership is beamed to millions of people weekly through his program, Brian Houston @ Hillsong Television, and draws tens of thousands annually to Hillsong Conference in Sydney, London and New York City. He is also the President of the newly appointed Hillsong Channel, President of the Hillsong International Leadership College and the Executive Producer of countless gold and platinum albums that have come from the Hillsong Worship team.
For more information, visit http://www.waterbrookmultnomah.com.
WaterBrook & Multnomah Books are imprints of The Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC. Penguin Random House (http://global.penguinrandomhouse.com/) is the world’s most global trade book publisher. It was formed on July 1, 2013, upon the completion of an agreement between Bertelsmann and Pearson to merge their respective trade publishing companies, Random House and Penguin, with the parent companies owning 53% and 47%, respectively. Penguin Random House comprises the adult and children’s fiction and nonfiction print and digital trade book publishing businesses of Penguin and Random House in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, India and South Africa, and Penguin’s trade publishing activity in Asia and Brazil; DK worldwide; and Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial’s Spanish-language companies in Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Colombia, and Chile. Penguin Random House employs more than 10,000 people globally across almost 250 editorially and creatively independent imprints and publishing houses that collectively publish more than 15,000 new titles annually. Its publishing lists include more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.
Source: Brian C Houston, There’s More Book Announcement, BrianCHouston.com, https://brianchouston.com/2017/02/03/theres-more-book-announcement/, Published 03/02/2017. [Cache]
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