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. Introduction
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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