“This book has shaped how I see the world and has shaped how I see my problems- and people- in view of who God is. A lot of times when I get upset about what someone does or says, I think to myself “am i valuing their thoughts about me over what God thinks about me?” it makes me stop and think twice.”

“Great read. It is easy to fear man rather than fear God. This book does a good job of pointing out ways we can do that and not even be aware. As a Christian, my allegiance is to serve Christ but my humanness and wanting to please people can sure get in the way of my obedience to what Christ has said. Thought provoking and convicting – in a good way.”

“I loved how this author contrasts the world and God’s economy. The reader is challenged to earnestly seek answers to questions that we seldom ask. What do you need? What controls you? The chapter that addresses the “love cup” is especially insightful. Be prepared to be moved to reflection and serious challenging of motives. What is our duty?”

When People Are Big and God is Small


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

by Edward T. Welch

Overly concerned about what people think of you? All experiences of the fear of man share at least one common feature: people are big.

Since there is no room in our hearts to worship both God and people, whenever people are big, God is not. The first task in escaping the snare of the fear of man.

How? By knowing 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.