Not God Enough: Why Your Small God Leads to Big Problems

Not God Enough: Why Your Small God Leads to Big Problems

Not God Enough: Why Your Small God Leads to Big Problems

Not God Enough: Why Your Small God Leads to Big Problems


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Pastor and author J. D. Greear reveals that the secret to a robust, passionate faith isn't getting all the right answers about God, but seeing God as the awesome, glorious, and infinite presence that He is.

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. 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

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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310337775
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 02/06/2018
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

J.D. Greear is pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina, and the 62nd president of the Southern Baptist Convention. The Summit Church has been ranked by Outreach Magazine as one of the fastest-growing churches in the United States, with a weekly attendance of over 10,000. Greear has a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of many books, including Gaining by Losing, Jesus Continued, and Not God Enough. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, with his wife, Veronica, and their four children.

Table of Contents

Foreword 11

Acknowledgments 15

Part 1 God Is

1 I Can't Believe! 19

2 Your God Is Too Small 31

3 He Is Not Silent 45

4 Incomprehensible Wisdom 54

5 Untouchable Holiness 69

6 One Choice 85

7 You Don't Get Your Own Personal Jesus 96

Part 2 God Is Good

8 The God We Crave 109

9 The God We Hate 122

10 Scandalous 136

11 How to Confuse an Angel 145

12 Catching Fire 154

Part 3 Bold Faith in a Big God

13 It's Not About You 167

14 He Wasn't Late After All 178

15 Burning Hearts, Flaming Tongues 191

16 Heaven at Your Back 204

17 Bold Faith in a Big God 214

Notes 227

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