12 Things God Can't Do

...and How They Can Help You Sleep at Night

A book on God’s greatness that helps you to trust him, grow in faith and live confidently.

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What’s the secret to truly trusting God so that we can rest easy at night? How can we have the same faith and confidence as David who said: “In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety” (Ps 4:8)?

The answer lies in focusing on God’s greatness. When we consider God’s greatness, we usually tend to think about what God can do. However, this book explores 12 things that God can’t do. They all express aspects of his nature and character which we can embrace with relief, celebrate with joy and worship with awe. You will marvel both at God’s otherness and at how he became one of us in the person of Jesus.

Read this book to grow in faith, live with confidence and rest easy at night, trusting in the God who never sleeps.

Nick Tucker taught Church History and Christian Doctrine at Oak Hill College in London for several years before becoming Vicar of St Bartholomew's Church, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK.

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  • Introduction: Why we sleep–and the God who doesn’t
  • 1. God Can’t Learn
  • 2. God Can’t Be Surprised
  • 3. God Can’t Change His Mind
  • Interlude: But… God Went to School
  • 4. God Can’t Be Seen
  • 5. God Can’t Bear to Look
  • Interlude: But… God Came Close
  • 6. God Can’t Change
  • 7. God Can’t Be Lonely
  • 8. God Can’t Suffer
  • 9. God Can’t Die
  • Interlude: But… God Suffered and Died, Alone
  • 10. God Can’t Be Tempted
  • 11. God Can’t Lie
  • Interlude: But… God Was Tempted
  • 12. God Can’t Deny Himself

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Contributors Nick Tucker
ISBN 9781784986766
Format Paperback
First published June 2022
Dimensions 129mm x 198mm x 12mm
Language English
Pages 192
Publisher The Good Book Company

Peter Jensen

Former Archbishop of Sydney; Former Principal of Moore Theological College

I strongly commend this work. We need books on the great teachings of the Bible in an accessible format. Dr Tucker gives us an introduction to Christian beliefs about God which is engaging, clear and applied. I hope that it is widely used in churches.

David Mathis

Senior Teacher and Executive Editor, desiringGod.org; Pastor, Cities Church, Saint Paul, Minnesota; Author, Habits of Grace

Oh, what glories we discover not just in our God’s abilities but even in his perfect ‘cannots’. Enough indeed to help us know true safety—and sleep soundly. I pray that God will be pleased to expand and deepen and strengthen your vision of him in his precious cannots, and also draw dazzlingly close to you in love when you see what further excellencies he added in Christ.

Dan Strange

Director, Crosslands Forum; Author, Making Faith Magnetic

12 Things God Can't Do is a wonderful example of why theology matters, why orthodox theology matters, and why having gifted theological teachers matters. The weightiness of content that we so desperately need to nourish us, sustain us, and, yes, help us sleep(!) is balanced by Nick’s lightness of touch and pastoral sensitivity. The result is theological exposition that is both relevant and richly affective. Highly recommended.

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