GOD IS (NOT) IN CONTROL
Author – Jason Clark
Revised Edition Publish Date – 11-1-23
Publisher – A Family Story
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Have you ever heard the phrase, “God is in control” and it just didn’t sit right?
Maybe it was given with good intentions— to ease your pain, confusion, or disappointment. Maybe it was given to increase trust. But it only seemed to confuse your heart further by raising the question, “If He is in control and He is good, then why did this bad thing happen?”
What if control is a flawed word to describe God’s sovereignty? What if there is an infinitely better word, a greater revelation— LOVE!
This book is an invitation to discover the sovereignty of God’s love. I believe this message will empower greater trust and intimacy and it is my joy and honor to present it to you.
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“In God Is (Not) In Control, Jason gives us the liberty to color outside the lines of our many unperceived biases about God. He courageously addresses the “logic of love,” which always leads us on a journey from knowing, to not knowing, to a new knowing…
…This book is an invitation to those who realize that if we are afraid of the answers, we will never ask the hard questions. I applaud Jason for his courage to reintroduce us to a God who is immeasurably good and relentlessly loves us regardless of where we are on our journey.”
—Dr. Randall Worley
Author of Brush Strokes of Grace, Wandering and Wondering, & A Manifesto for Spiritual Searchers
“God is not in control, but He is in charge.” Bill Johnson
As we awaken to the love of Jesus, we are invited to transition from one narrative to another—from sinner to saint, orphan to son or daughter, lost to found, law to grace, slave to free, from a theology of control to a theology of love.
“The opposite of love is not fear; it’s control.” Donald Miller
With grace, humor, and wisdom, Jason writes about two narratives on the planet, two ways by which to know God: Control or Love.
“God is sovereign, and God is in control are two different thoughts; they are two totally different things.” Todd White
Jason highlights how a theology of sovereign control compromises God’s goodness and positions humanity in the most desperate of insecurities.
“The belief that God controls everything that happens to us is one of the devil’s biggest inroads into our lives.” Andrew Wommack
This book is an invitation to grow sure in God’s sovereign love and transition from fear, insecurity, and striving into trust, intimacy, and freedom.
“If God was in control, you wouldn’t have any freedom; you’d be controlled.” Graham Cooke
God Is (Not) In Control shines with the goodness of God. This book’s message will encourage those:
- who have wrestled with the question, “If God is good, why do bad things happen? Why is there suffering? Why is there evil?”
- who have questions about hell, punishment, and an angry Old Testament God in light of Jesus’ reconciling love
- who have experienced the paralysis of “try harder” Christianity under the rule of a bipolar God
- who desire to experience God’s presence, closeness, love, and affection.
“The difficult part of learning is the unlearning, and as a growing number of us have discovered, what needs to be unlearned is the idea that there is an outside space and time deity (masculine, of course) who makes interventionist moves from time to time, in order to control.
As Jason rightly points out, a controlling God is not only unloving, and uninspiring, it’s also unbiblical. I hope lots of people read this book and learn new and interesting ideas about love, which might help us unlearn old and tired ideas around control.”
—Jonathan J. Foster
Author of indigo: the color of grief and other books
“It is not often my heart jumps when I read a book, but it did in reading, God Is (Not) In Control. This is a very needed book, with very needed truths for the church today.”
“You might feel uncomfortable, even tested by this message. But I believe Jason is the perfect author to guide you safely into deeper intimacy and trust. This is a book you will keep going back to in years to come.”
“In God Is (Not) In Control, Jason encourages us in a more generous, increasingly life-giving understanding of the nature of God, and so points us in the direction of greater fruitfulness in our own lives.”
“With the fresh and down to earth perspective of a practical theologian, Jason has written a book that will challenge your assumptions theologically and relationally with the profound truth that God’s love is the core of His being.”
“God Is (Not) In Control is an invitation to a friendship unlike any you’ve ever known or imagined. I pray you will walk away from this book with a full heart and hope swelling. Enjoy!”
“It’s time the world better understood God’s power through the non-coercive, freedom-creating, other-preferring life of Jesus. Jason’s work invites the reader into this key theological journey!”