Published by B&H Books on October 1, 2013
Genres: Christian Living
Got an IMPOSSIBLE situation? The anxiety it brings can wake you in the middle of a needed night’s sleep and then stalk you in the middle of broad daylight. It can sneak up on you and cast a cloak of fear and concern over your shoulders that you can’t seem to shake no matter how hard you try. It can take you down. Squash all hope. Stop you in your tracks.
IMPOSSIBLE. IMPENETRABLE. UNCHANGEABLE. Maybe so . . . until God gets involved. No matter the details of your circumstance, His raw power potential and immeasurable ability refuse to cower in the face of any challenge. Nothing is impossible with God. Nothing. Not even that thing.
This is the uplifting, well-reasoned answer from New York Times best-selling author Priscilla Shirer—not a denial of life’s adversities and troubles, but a biblical reminder that God is always up to great things, even when His great things are greater then instant remedies and visible change. He is a God who cares . . . and a God who CAN. Believe it. Experience it. God Is Able.
When I finished Beth Moore’s A Heart Like His bible study I knew without a shadow of a doubt, although I did try to come up with other suggestions, that God is Able would be the next bible study I would do. I was hesitant because I didn’t think that learning how God is able was something I needed (shows how much I know), but at the same time I knew I needed something less invasive and intense as A Heart Like His was.
As I was trudging along in God is Able I found myself immersed in its pages. The tone and message that Priscilla Shirer wove throughout God is Able was so real and relatable that I found myself able to visualize all that she was trying to get across to her readers clearly in my own life.
My issue with God is Able came from the lack of scripture directives, Shirer did include scriptural passages throughout each chapter but since the entirety of God is Able focused on Ephesians 3:20-21.
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.”
Shirer pretty much camped there and invited other scriptures to help support her message. More than likely my one fault with God is Able stemmed from unconsciously wanting something of the same caliber of an in-depth bible study instead of something light.
God is Able truly was a book that brought me closer to Jesus than I was when I started, and it helped me to see His actions better instead of focusing on the situations around me. I would recommend this read to anyone who is either struggling over something that they feel has overtaken their life and or someone that just wants to get closer to their Father.