When people are big and god is small

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When People Are Big and God is Small Overcoming Peer Pressure Codependency and the Fear of Man Resou

Book Review: When People Are Big and God is Small, by Ed Welch

It is always sobering when the Lord reveals to me a previously unrecognized vein of sin in my life. I commit them, recognize them as sin, confess them and repent of them. But sins like that, the one-offs, most often remain isolated in my mind. What is profoundly sobering to me, though, are those times when the Lord shows me a vein of sin, a deep-running deposit of rebellion and depravity that colors every minute of the day how I think, how I feel, and how I conceive of life. Those are the times that strike at my pride and remind me that for all God has given me and spared me, I am still a part of this whole fallen mass of sinfulness we call humanity. And yet those are the times that most raise my eyes to heaven in wonder that God would ever stoop to save such a decayed and infected sinner as myself. Ed Welch has given his book a relatively innocuous title, When People are Big and God is Small , but the pages of the book are filled with anything but benignity.

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When People are Big and God is Small and millions of other books are available for Amazon Kindle. All experiences of the fear of man share at least one common feature: people are big. Edward T. Welch (PhD, University of Utah) serves both the Christian Counseling and Educational.
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Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man

All experiences of the fear of man share at least one common feature: people are big. They have grown to idolatrous proportions in our lives. They control us. Since there is no room in our hearts to worship both God and people, whenever people are big, God is not. Therefore the first task in escaping the snare of the fear of man is to know that God is awesome and glorious, not other people. Welch uncovers the spiritual dimension of people-pleasing and points the way through a true knowledge of God, ourselves, and others. Love people more.

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