God is More Than Enough
by Tony Evans
As a girl, I didn’t fully appreciate our local Christian radio station. During the weekdays, it primarily broadcasted Christian teaching and talk radio: Focus on the Family, New Life Today, Jack Hayford, Luis Palau, Charles Stanley, and Tony Evans, among others. Then on the weekends, they played a few hours of contemporary Christian music. Now, I’m a music fan and years later, I now have the all-Christian music station I always wanted as a kid and it’s fine. But what I miss is the simple access to teaching and encouragement available to me any time I hopped in the car and flicked the radio dial; it’s something I greatly under-appreciated as a child.
Tony Evans’s book, God is More Than Enough, reminded of me of the times I heard him teach via radio broadcast years ago; you can essentially hear him talking to you in his preacher voice through the pages. The book provides a step-by-step, word-by-word walk through Psalm 23, but he keeps things simple and focused on some basic concepts like God’s self-sufficiency and His spiritual and physical provision for us.
Only about 90 pages, the book isn’t a theological treatise or an in-depth doctrinal manual. It’s quick-moving, easy to read, and full of word pictures to help anyone understand and be encouraged. I can’t say, reading through it, that anything was new or enlightening. Nor can I sit back now after the last page and list the things I’ve learned. Still, it was full of reminders of God’s providential care and gracious covenant love for His sheep.
For someone wanting a more in-depth Scriptural teaching or looking for a Bible study, I’d look elsewhere. Yet, for a new believer learning for the first time to walk through the Scripture, this would make a great gift. It’d also be a good fit for anyone in need of the simple reminder of God’s grace and his provision during even difficult times.
I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”