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


Whether one loves him, hates him, denies or defies him, it's hard to refute the worldwide fascination with God.

Is God dead? Is he nothing more than a figment of our imagination and crutch for the psychologically weak to lean on for security in life? Or is God real? Can we know him? Trust him for everyday life? Believe him? Billions of people say they believe in God, but does he make a difference in our everyday life?

Just ask…

  • The dad who holds his little girl now fighting for her life because of an accident involving a drunk driver
  • The man who just got laid off and doesn’t know how he will provide for his family
  • The wife who just found out about her cheating husband

What about you? Have you ever been there?

There’s no doubt the global fascination with God crosses religious, political, ethnic, cultural, and generational barriers. But it’s also intensely personal. At some point everybody has to deal with God. The question of God and how we respond to him shapes and colors everything in our everyday life. People just like you are laying in bed at night, thinking about the meaning of life, their purpose, and why they do what they do. And it’s leaving us with more questions than answers.

Based on the latest clinical and empirical research, Drs. Clinton and Straub help us discover why we believe, act, and feel the way we do about God and show us how our core relational beliefs affect and infect how we relate to him every day. The search for truth and how we ultimately run with it is the choice set before us.

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 and empirical research to personal challenge, offering the means for you to become securely attached to God in a way that can have positive effects on your everyday attitudes, approach to life, and spiritual growth.



“The deepest part of us was designed to be connected to God’s person and presence. However, we often feel detached from Him in many ways. God Attachment will show you how to become more profoundly attached to the Lord and experience all the benefits of that endeavor.”

—Dr. John Townsend, Psychologist, Leadership Consultant

Author of bestselling book Boundaries “Anyone who has struggled with their relationship with God and others will find this book refreshing . . . The most relevant book ever written dealing with the subject of our attachment to God.”

—Josh McDowell, Author of Evidence That Demands a Verdict “A deep, personal understanding of 'why God matters' and how to have a vibrant relationship with Him.”

—Bishop T. D. Jakes “The clear, concise way that our individual ‘attachment styles’ are explained by Tim and Josh will lead each reader to break free from pre-conceived relationship patterns and bring them into a fresh, exciting experience with God.”

—Mike Huckabee, Previous Governor of Arkansas

Host, Fox News Channel talk show Huckabee “The Bible emphasizes the fact that human beings are created in ‘the image of God.’ That makes us different and unique in all of God’s creation. Clinton and Straub build the case from both Scripture and scientific research that humans are ‘hard-wired’ for a relationship with God. While He obviously seeks us, we also are designed to seek Him. ‘You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all of your heart’ (Jeremiah 29:13). Don’t miss this dynamic and insightful study!”

—Ed Hindson, D.Phil.

Distinguished Professor of Religion, Liberty University

God Attachment is the kind of book I would give to someone who is lost, who is without confidence, who is without strength, and seeking answers. God IS the answer and this wonderful book will help lead you to Him.”

—Delilah, International Radio Personality

“Have you ever played hide-and-seek with three-year-olds? Try as they may, you’ll see them run out from their hiding place because they want to be ‘found’ so much! Adults play hide-and-seek in their relationship with God as well. Using a powerful blend of clinical and practical insights, Drs. Clinton and Straub show us both why we tend to hide from God—and how life brings so much joy and purpose when we finally run out and ‘find’ Him! Attach yourself to this book as a great way to understand, launch, and build your faith!”

—John Trent, Ph.D.

President, StrongFamilies.com & The Institute for the Blessing at Barclay College

"This well written, enjoyable, and enriching book by Drs. Tim Clinton and Joshua Straub will not only help you recognize your natural longing for a deep relationship with God, but it will also show you how to achieve it. As you read, you will gain a fresh understanding of both yourself and God, and who doesn’t need the peace and healing coming from that?"

—Stormie Omartian