In 1930, A.W. Pink wrote The Sovereignty of God, an earthshaking book that awakened readers to the absolute and kingly control of God over all things. I read the book for the first time in 1991 and have read it several times since.
Pink defines sovereignty in the first chapter: “To say that God is sovereign is to declare that God is God. To say that God is sovereign is to declare that He is the Most High, doing according to His will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth, so that none can stay His hand or say unto Him what doest Thou? (Dan. 4:35).” Pink argues, “In a word, to deny the sovereignty of God is to enter upon a path which, if followed to its logical terminus, is to arrive at blank atheism.” He continues, “Sovereignty characterizes the whole Being of God. He is sovereign in all His attributes. He is sovereign in the exercise of His power. His power is exercised as He wills, when He wills, where He wills.” Indeed, there is no limit to the sovereignty of God.
Pink surveys God’s sovereignty by emphasizing His sovereignty in several areas including creation, administration, salvation, reprobation, human responsibility, and prayer to name a few.
The Sovereignty of God should be required reading for every Bible College student and every Seminary student. Pastors should return again and again to this treasure. And Christians of all stripes should be encouraged by this marvelous book.