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.
What made God Is Able by Priscilla Shirer unique?
When I finished Beth Moore’s A Heart Like His (purchase) I knew without a shadow of a doubt that God is Able by Priscilla Shirer would be the next on my list. I will admit, I was hesitant to dive into this book. I thought that learning about God ability to do anything was something I didn’t need. But I also knew I needed something less invasive and intense as A Heart Like His was.
Reading along in God is Able, I found that I didn’t want to put the book down. The tone and message of God is Able was both relevant and relatable. I found myself able to visualize the message she wanted to get across to her readers.
My one issue with God is Able came from the lack of scripture references. Shirer included scripture passages throughout each chapter, but the entirety of God is Able focused mainly 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. Unbeknownst to me, I found myself still hungry for an in-depth Bible study. I probably should’ve spent time reflecting on what I’d learned from that Bible study instead of jumping into something new.
After much reflection, I found the topics talked about helped me to see His actions better when I choose to focus on Him instead of the situations around me. I would recommend this read to anyone who both struggles with a life balance, or who wants to get closer to their Father.