Monday, January 28, 2013

God is More than Enough

God Is More Than Enough (LifeChange Books) 
 Right after I read a book by the daughter, I read one by the father. Just like with Priscilla Shirer, I’ve never read anything of Tony Evan’s before, but I really enjoyed “God is More Than Enough”. This book is not just an overview of Psalm 23, but a down to earth, this-is-how-you-live-out-this-truth kind of look at the psalm.

Short and to the point, Evans begins by explaining why there isn’t a single thing you could ever need that this psalm doesn’t address, or in other words, that your Shepherd does not supply. Of course that brings about the question of who is your Shepherd, and why it’s important not to miss that part of the verse and skip to the second in, “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want.” (vs. 1).

In the chapters that follow, Evans briefly but concisely gives you biblical reasons why God is more than enough to meet your…
    spiritual needs
    directional needs
    emotional needs
    physical needs and
    eternal needs.

Just a few highlights I enjoyed from the book:

    “The most dependable thing you have going for you is not your family or your friends or you bank account or your life’s work. The best and the most consistent thing you have going for you is your God, and we see that even in His name. ‘I Am that I Am’, He says. There is constancy with God.”

    “Once you hit Monday, Sunday’s over. It’s ‘was’, not ‘is’. God wants a moment-by-moment, day-by-day relationship with each of us, not a once-a-week ‘refresher’.”

    “The reason so many of us cannot sincerely pray, ‘the Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want’, is that we’re still living self-service lives. We’re saying, ‘I’m going to pull it off.’…”

    “Oh, what a way to live, knowing with absolute certainty that His goodness and His loyal love will stick with me for the rest of my life!”

In exchange for this review, I received a free copy of this book through Waterbrook Multnomah's Blogging for Books program.

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