Psalm 23

Virginia Garrett

4.5 Stars

August 13, 2012

I think Psalm 23 was probably the first chapter I memorized. And the funny thing is I memorized it in King James, memorized it also in NIV and quite possibly in NASB. So when I recite it now, I mix up all the versions and come up with my own paraphrase. I’m sure it’s biblical.

I’ve heard countless sermons on this short chapter but I don’t think I’ve ever read a book about it. I know there are many out there and I’ve heard very good things about the books. I just haven’t read any.

I’ve recently been inundated with life, things and my own horrible sinfulness. I’ve found myself facing what appeared to be insurmountable obstacles. And like most people I’ve questioned whether or not I thought God was enough. I questioned whether or not I thought God was enough to meet my needs. I’ve wondered if He was God enough to notice.

So when I was given the chance to read God is More than Enough by Dr. Tony Evans, I almost skipped over it. Yes, you read that right. When confronted with the chance to see if God was enough, I didn’t want to know the answer was yes. Because I already knew it in my mind, but my heart questioned. I kept finding myself drawn to read the book.

So I downloaded it to my Nook and took the plunge. When I started the short little book (only 50 pages on my Nook) I had no idea it was on Psalm 23. I read the book for my devotional time. It was a great addition!

The book was good and I enjoyed it. But Dr. Evans wrote like a preacher. I could hear him preaching a sermon while reading the book. Does that make sense to you?

It was a little distracting for me. Also, this is my personal preference but I would have appreciated his use of the pronoun “we” as opposed to his use of the pronoun “you”. It’s a small thing but I like knowing that none of us has a handle on all of the Christian life.

I loved that the book was easy to read and full of great information. I can’t say there was anything I didn’t know already but sometimes we all just need a reminder of what we know and just aren’t doing.

If you’re looking for a little supplement to your devotional time, this would be a great book to add to your library.

I received a free copy of God is More than Enough by Dr. Tony Evans for the purpose of review from the publishers. Opinions expressed in this review are my own.