Format: Trade Paperback
Religion - Christian Life
God is More Than Enough, by Tony Evans, forces each reader to contemplate the question that is the title of this blog -- is God your Shepherd? The answer determines everything else.
Far too often, people want the blessings described in the last parts of the psalm but they do not want to admit that they are sheep. Why? As Evans says, sheep are dumb, dirty, and defenseless. If we adopt a mental image that we are just like sheep, that forces us to swallow our pride by admitting that we need Him more than we need ourselves. We are control freaks that expect the best because we are out front, and we cannot have a Shepherd if we are trying to be in control.
This book is quite thin, which makes it highly accessible for any reader -- deeply trained theologians or new Christians that want to grow in their faith. I can imagine some deep thinkers viewing this book as too "light" for them but that simply means they have ignored the simple truths of this well-known psalm. The over-familiarity that we have with Psalm 23 is part of that problem. Evans has the ability to break this psalm into small, digestible chunks that leave you with a fresh view of it.
Throughout the book, Evans hammers home his thesis that God is more than enough for everything. The title is the first part of every chapter heading as he considers our spiritual, emotional, directional, physical and eternal needs. The chapters are peppered with illustrations that make the points real to anyone.
Because I know that God is more than enough, He is my Shepherd. While easy to say and admit, the hard part is living it out on a daily basis. So, is He your Shepherd?
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