“Not God Enough: Why Your Small God Leads to Big Problems,” by J. D. Greear

I recently had the chance to read “Not God Enough: Why Your Small God Leads to Big Problems,” by J. D. Greear. This nonfiction book was released on February 6, 2018, by Zondervan.

About this book (from the back cover):

Your God is too small.
We like God small. We prefer a God who is safe, domesticated, who thinks like we think, likes what we like, and whom we can manage, predict, and control. A small God is convenient. Practical. Manageable.
The truth: God is big. Bigger than big. Bigger than all the words we use to say big. Only a God of infinite power, wisdom and majesty can answer our deepest questions and meet our deepest longings.
Ironically, many today seem turned off by the concept of an awesome, terrifyingly great God. We assume that a God you would need to fear is guilty of some kind of fault. For us, thinking of God as so infinitely greater and wiser than we are and who would cause us to tremble in his presence is a leftover relic from an oppressive, archaic view of religion.
But what if this small version of God we’ve created is holding us back from the greatest experience of our lives–from genuine, confident, world-transforming faith?
In Not God Enough, J.D. reveals how to discover a God who:

  • is big enough to handle your questions, doubts, and fears
  • is not silent
  • is worthy of worship
  • wants to take you from boring to bold in your faith
  • has a purpose and mission for you on earth
  • is pursuing you right now

God is not just a slightly better, slightly smarter version of you. God is infinite and glorious, and an encounter with Him won’t just change the way you think about your faith. It’ll change your entire life.

My Verdict:

I heard J. D. Greear speak at a conference last year, and was really impressed with the message he shared. Greear is a great communicator, both in person, and in his new book. This was an enjoyable read, and was really motivating. This book covers how we can have a vibrant faith in God. The first section mentions many classic ideas about God: he is trustworthy, wise, good, and powerful. The middle section focuses mainly on the goodness of God: how we have a God who knows and wants what is best for us. Instead of being tempted to feel that God is not looking out for out best interests, the Bible repeatedly displays the truth that God is very much looking out for our best interests, The book finishes with a section on how to have a passionate, dynamic faith. Highly recommended book!

If you’d like to check out Not God Enough, the Kindle version is on sale for $9.99, and the paperback version is currently on sale for $9.99 as well. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.

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