Jeffrey D. Johnson
The Sovereignty of God
Check out the companion resources to this book at sovereigntyofgod.com.
An excellent resource for Bible Study groups and Sunday School classes, with discussion questions included at the end of each chapter.
Where is God in the midst of the darkest days of human existence? Jeffrey Johnson weaves together a gripping narrative that intertwines the trial-filled journeys of Joseph, Job, Hannah, and other biblical figures with the voyage of a World War II staff sergeant—as they consider the role of the divine when earthly sorrows abound.
Johnson reminds his readers that God is the God of soaring heavenly constellations but also of inner human contemplations. Our wisest recourse in the face of evil is simply to let God be God.
With much thanksgiving, I commend to you my friend Jeff Johnson’s book on the sovereignty of God. Jeff unpacks point by point the rich biblical truth that God is both the Almighty and the All-Ruler. He writes in plain language, so plain, in fact, that some people are more likely to have problems with what he says, not because they cannot understand him but because they do understand him. He addresses questions and objections with a pastor’s skill, but his conclusions are not driven by what will please men. Rather, he bends our ears to hear God the Father and His Son speak through His Word by His Spirit and calls us to lay ourselves at the feet of our great and gracious King with sweet submission and adoration. May God be pleased to use this book to cause many to do precisely that.
The sovereignty of God is perhaps the most hated doctrine in the Bible. Sinners, by nature, do not like to relinquish control. Yet it’s the study of God that reveals the weakness of man and the absolute sovereignty of God over all things. Not only is this a worthy study but also a necessary study if a person is seeking to know the God revealed to us in the pages of Scripture. Jeffrey Johnson does a great job of unpacking the complexities of this doctrine with precision and clarity without minimizing the truths of this grand subject that stands at the center of the Bible.
Get ready to be refreshed and encouraged by, “The Sovereignty of God.” Jeff handles the doctrine thoroughly, answering the difficult questions, yet with conversational clarity for a wonderful impact on my own soul. He washes you with wave after wave after wave of the Word of God, leaving you with the “comfort of the scriptures.” You should read this thrilling testimony of the greatness of God. Read it with your children. Read it with your brethren in your church.
Pastor, Hope Baptist Church, Wake Forest NC
Where is God in the midst of the darkest days of human existence? Jeff Johnson weaves together a gripping narrative that intertwines the trial-filled journeys of Joseph, Job, Hannah, and other biblical figures with the voyage of a World War II staff sergeant—as they consider the role of the divine when earthly sorrows abound. Jeff reminds his readers that God is the God of soaring heavenly constellations but also of inner human contemplations, and our wisest recourse in the face of evil is simply to let God be God.
Professor of New Testament,
Grace Bible Theological Seminary
This small book effectively answers some very big questions about how we are to understand and apply what Scripture says about God’s sovereignty. Johnson’s writing is very clear and includes many helpful examples. Everything he says is extensively supported by God’s Word.
Professor of Counseling and Pastoral Theology,
Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte. Director IBCD
Jeff Johnson’s book helps us see God’s sovereignty in clear and practical ways while pointing out that God, in His perfections, transcends our best efforts to describe Him. This book brings us to understand what it means to say that God is sovereign. Then, it goes further. It shows us the sovereignty of our God as it really is—a source of our enduring wonder and admiration. What an “Only One” is our King! We are grateful to know Him a little better through this book.
Jeffrey D. Johnson is the founding pastor of Grace Bible Church and President of Grace Bible Theological Seminary in Conway, Arkansas, where he resides with his wife, Letha, and their four children. He is the author of several books, including The Church, He Died for Me, The Kingdom of God, The Absurdity of Unbelief, and The Pursuit of Glory. Check out his other books here.