October Book of the Month

October Book of the Month

Title:  When People are Big & God is Small

Authors:  Ed Welch

Summary:  Do you struggle with caring more about what people think of you than what God does?  Do you battle being self-conscious and controlled by the opinions of others?  There is hope for you!  The Bible calls this the “fear of man” and Ed Welch has written a wonderful, practical book on how to replace your “fear of man” with the “fear of the Lord.”  In his pastoral and gracious tone, Welch unpacks the many Scripture passages that deal with this issue and describes what causes us to do this.  Then, to help put off this sin and put on the corresponding virtue, he offers practical and biblical guidance for fearing the Lord instead of men.  You will see how possessing a right and high view of God directly impacts this issue and how being filled with Christ and being in awe of His glory is the only solution.  I read this book a number of years ago, was greatly blessed, and came away with a bigger view of God and His grace.  I highly encourage you to do the same!

Reviewed by:  Dr. Todd Dykstra