God Attachment

Why You Believe, Act, and Feel the Way You Do About God

God Attachment

God. Whether one loves him, hates him, denies or defies him, it is hard to deny the worldwide fascination with God. This book explores why and suggests a personal response to the God Attachment in all of us.

Why has the human race, the world over, been so fascinated with . . . some might say obsessed with . . . God? This built-in attachment to God crosses religious, political, ethnic, cultural, and generational barriers.

Drs. Clinton and Straub reveal fascinating research about this worldwide phenomenon. From avoidant, anxious, and fearful to secure and personal, the range of responses to our internal attachment to God has a profound influence on the way we do relationships, intimacy, and life choices.

With helpful self-assessments, intriguing questions, and surprising revelations, this book moves from worldwide statistics to personal challenge, offering the means to become securely attached to God in a way that can have positive effects on our attitudes, approach to life, and overall life satisfaction.
  • Howard Books | 
  • 256 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781439186831 | 
  • August 2010

Reading Group Guide

This reading group guide for The God Attachment includes an introduction, discussion questions, ideas for enhancing your book club, and a Q&A with authors Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Joshua Straub. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.


There are two crucial questions in life: Am I worthy of love? and Are others capable of loving me? In God Attachment, Dr. Tim Clinton and Dr. Joshua Straub take these personal questions to help explain the rationale for why humans believe, feel, and act the way they do about God. Whether you yourself are God-loving or God-fearing, atheistic or Christian, there is something fascinating to us about an omniscient and omnipresent being who has some sort of influence in our daily life. Drs. Clinton and Straub attempt to explain this phenomenon—and why it remains a mystery to us—in the first portion of the book. In part two, they take us through a series of quizzes to help us find out if we’re in a secure, anxious, avoidant, or fearful relationship with God. They explain how we can find ways to improve this relationship, even in the most difficult of circumstances, which they tell us is the best time to find out our true understanding of God.

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About the Authors

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