When God Becomes Real - Brian Johnson

When God Becomes Real

By Brian Johnson

  • Release Date: 2019-02-05
  • Genre: Christianity
5 Score: 5 (From 91 Ratings)


When God Becomes Real shares Brian Johnson's descent into anxiety and panic disorder, and how he discovered God's presence in the darkest night. After struggling with panic and anxiety from a very young age, Brian had been panic free for most of his adult life. Then, in the most successful season of his career, he suffered a debilitating break-down. In the midst of that attack, Brian gathered his children and said, "This is when God becomes real." Over the course of the next year, as waves of panic crushed him, Brian only found relief through worship and the reading of the Word. As he examined the panic of his youth, Brian found that the darkness of his own anxiety was an invitation to find the real presence of God. Come with Brian on this journey as he invites you into an experience of God's presence, even in the darkest hour.


  • Life-Changing book!

    By wyattsc
    Extremely well-written Truth from beginning to end!
  • Powerful

    By Juliet Williams TN
    Loved this book. Thank you for writing it. #welovebethel
  • ❤️

    By asbury
    Love this book and the rawness of it. So so good!
  • Filled with honesty and hope

    By Chris B from Atlanta
    When God Becomes Real is an extremely raw and honest look into the life, struggles, and victories of one of the most prolific worship leaders of our time. Brian exposes how pain and fear when left untreated can lead to what feels like hopelessness and how God can redeem it in a beautiful way. This is a must read!!
  • Raw, Honest Truth

    By bfc32
    As someone who has also experienced (is experiencing) anxiety, Brian’s story is an incredible encouragement and testimony to the power of God in our darkest hour. His story is honest and vulnerable, a must read for anyone experiencing anxiety or panic.
  • Great!

    By Meredith Davis
    I have never read anything that more accurately describes the panic attacks and anxiety I went through that started when I was 14 and ended when I was 17. It also perfectly describes the hope I feel like I carry now that I came out of it. After reading it, I now have tangible ideas and tools that will help me going forward to live my life in a way that will never welcome anxiety again and will also help me to give hope to others dealing with the same issues. Brian’s testimony will flood your mind with the hope, love, and power of God. If you’re surrounded by darkness, this book will help you to see that there is always a light at the end of the tunnel.
  • A Leader’s Willingness to be Vulnerable & Open

    By keith dunn
    Brian, thank you for opening up! I relate to pressures as a young worship pastor pursuing God’s heart for our team/church, my family, etc. I also need to grow in communication, conflict resolution, & leaning into pain. I’m moved by this! Cheers to God’s healing, deeper love for Him, & daily VICTORY through Him.
  • Well done!

    By AlexMo121
    Must read! It’s a tangible real life look into what goes on in the inner life of those in ministry! Pray for your leaders...they are forerunning and paving the way for your breakthrough. Brian and Jenn are teaching us so well! We honor your sacrifice and boldness to share this so we can walk in greater freedom.
  • Amazing

    By DarkSpitfire13
    I’m currently coming out of a season of tremendous disappointment, depression, and anxiety. Easily, this has been the hardest season of my life.... but I also know that this has been the most important season because I have seen just how much God has helped me grow in every aspect of my life. Brian.... thanks for being so vulnerable and honest through this book. I literally read it in one day.... it was so relatable and has helped remind me of the hope that God is offering me right now, even in the toughest season of my life.