Why does God stop for the needs of some, while seeming to pass by others?


Dr. Grier explores 8 biblical stories of men and women who got God’s special attention, while skillfully weaving them together with intimate details and lessons from his own personal journey!


When God Stops shares the key to living a life that honors the Lord and jumpstarts your faith.


Dr. Derek Grier dissects the extraordinary God-encounters of eight ordinary men and women in the Bible and reveals them as “hidden figures” of the New Testament. The retelling of the biblical accounts from a new perspective will uncover the answer to the age-old question: What makes God stop and pay attention? The answer is faith.

Whether it was a man with leprosy, a sick child, or a short tax collector sitting in a tree, they all had one thing in common—a burning desire to get God’s attention. Dr. Grier adds to the narrative by sharing the details of his personal pilgrimage. Growing up angry at God and looking for an identity, Grier eventually attended college and found the kind of faith that made him feel loved and centered for the first time in his life.

Each chapter includes insightful verse-by-verse biblical teaching, compelling personal testimony, a section of practical application, and  thought-provoking questions for discussion and introspection.

"...Read it and let your faith soar!"


-Bishop Courtney McBath

What Does It Take to Grab God’s Special Attention?



Watch & listen as Dr. Grier gives a sneak peak into the principles in this book, and shares how his own life interacts with the lessons learned from the people highlighted in the book!







Dr. Derek Grier currently serves as the founding pastor of Grace Church in Dumfries, Virginia. Grace Church began in 1998 with 12 people and has grown to more than 5,000 members.  His passion for serving people led him to establish over 50 life-changing ministries within Grace Church. His radio and television programs can be heard and viewed in over 164 Million homes across the globe, and more than 60 million homes in the United States.
Dr. Grier was ordained a bishop in 2008 by Dr. Myles Munroe.  He currently mentors hundreds of Christian leaders and business owners through the Renaissance Leadership Network.  Dr. Grier serves on several boards – including the Board of Directors for the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA), which provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate standards for financial accountability and transparency. He has also served as an associate trainer for Equip, founded by John Maxwell.
Dr. Grier is President of Virginia Bible College and is often asked to address elite military and governmental agencies. He has received multiple invitations to the White House and is regularly sought out by political leaders from both sides... 
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