THE GOD GUARANTEE: Finding Freedom From the Fear of Not Having Enough by Jack Alexander (Baker Books; 2017)

This book by Christian businessman, author and speaker Jack Alexander looks at an important topic: Many Christians live in a scarcity mindset. This plays out in our daily walk with Christ in that we believe in God and the Bible, but live as functional atheists when it comes to whether or not God will provide for our needs. Since most of us don’t thinbk God is that interested in us personally, we live in a constant state of fear of losing our jobs, or homes, our health, and our families. This then leads to trying to depend on our own knowledge and efforts to get by, rather than to trust in a loving and personal God.

All four gospels tell about the incident when Jesus fed the multitudes with a few fish and a couple of loaves of bread. Because this story is one of the few miracles of Jesus that is recounted in all of the gospel accounts, Alexander uses this story to highlight four principles of God and His attitude toward us and His provision: (1) We discover God’s capacity; (2) We consecrate what we do have an offer it to God; (3) He reorders our lives through challenges so that we find a new perspective on abundance and provision; and (4) The God provides what we truly need, often through community.

This is a most encouraging and thought-provoking book, and I cannot recommend it more highly!

2 thoughts on “BOOK REVIEW: THE GOD GUARANTEE — Finding Freedom From the Fear of Not Having Enough

  1. sounds interesting. It is now on my list of books to get myself.
    I do have to comment here that most people are fearful, it’s in their nature and We aren’t perfect, only human. Our trials are what make us stronger. I am always fearful of the future on several levels. But have a strong belief that God gets me through. He actually gives you a way out of bad stuff….you have the FREE WILL to choose to follow through on that.
    Also, I know from Experience now that my fears have caused delay in growth over the years. But my outlook is ….one foot in front of the other and forge on. I am still here, and after making myself homeless on numerous times I am now “housed” with the Grace of God!!!!
    It is more of a (positive) mindset that keeps the deep dark fear away. just my 2Cents worth.

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    1. Thanks for the thoughtful comments, sister! I am right there with you. My struggle as a Christian ( and I think the point of the book) is that we think God is good, but not really concerned with our little individual lives to help us. This then forces us to take back control of our lives away from God….as if that makes us feel better. I don’t want to run my life. I have messed up quite enough, thank you. This book is both gracious to everyone who struggles with fear of being forgotten by God, and encouraging to remember that no one loves like God and no one has the power to help except God!!

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