My Review of Priscilla Shirer’s God is Able

“Just because God can doesn’t mean He will.            17414688

But just because He hasn’t doesn’t mean He won’t.

The bottom line is that He is able.”

Based on her belief that everyone has something, their it, which keeps them awake at night, causes them to worry, and creates fear and uncertainty, New York Times best-selling author Priscilla Shirer, takes the reader on a thorough exposition of Ephesians 3:20-21

Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,  to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

and unpacks a helpful, honest, and hopeful study to make the point that God is able to heal broken hearts and relationships; to provide what is needed when it is needed; and to offer a renewed faith and confidence in Him because of who He is and His plans and purposes.

Written in an inspirational style that does not sugar coat the realities of life, Shirer unpacks the powerful truths of this New Testament passage with passion, grace, humor, and honesty. The result is a helpful book, highly readable, and one which would lend itself well to small group discussion. Though a female audience would relate to her personal illustrations, I believe that a male audience will find both information and inspiration as well.

Chapter two, Turning, was especially helpful to me as she encourages the reader to turn away from the self-absorption with worries and problems and turn to Christ full on and seek His help. I have heard this many times in the past but with her question, “Who’s really getting my worship here?” a new perspective was enabled.

I rate this book a ‘great’ read.

Note: I received a copy of the book from Icon Media Group in Nashville, Tennessee in exchange for a review. I was not required to write a positive review.

 

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