A W Pink
“To say that God is sovereign is to declare that whatever takes place in time is but the outworking of that which He decreed in eternity.”
“Present day conditions”, writes the author, “call loudly for a new examination and new presentation of God’s omnipotence, God’s sufficiency, God’s sovereignty. From every pulpit in the land it needs to be thundered forth that God still lives, that God still observes, that God still reigns. Faith is now in the crucible; it is being tested by fire, and there is no fixed and sufficient resting-place for the heart and mind but in the throne of God. What is needed now, as never before, is a full, positive, constructive setting forth of the Godhood of God.”
This is an outstanding book. It is a fairly short and easy read, so great for older teenagers. (Don’t leave your teen years behind without reading it through once: it’s free online!)
Arthur Pink was a deep thinker who met a variety of personal challenges and underwent a significant theological metamorphosis over the course of his 66 years, so if you detect a pessimistic eschatological allusion or two in this book, do not be surprised. Also, try to avoid the Banner of Truth edition: it’s missing 1/3 of the content.
Pink wrote this inspiring and thoughtful discussion on the Sovereignty of God with an approachable style, considering the application of this central doctrine to creation, salvation, reprobation, the human will, and prayer.
Make The Sovereignty of God your next read!