The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
It breaks my heart that there are so many harmful messages (i.e. bad theology) out there that are keeping people away from the God who IS LOVE.
Thankfully, Brennan Manning's books are refreshing water for dry and thirsty souls who so desperately need to hear of the furious longing of God for them. (And this one is a pretty short read also, for those who may appreciate that!)
Brennan reminds us that Love is not just a quality of God, but his very Identity. One of my favorite quotes from the book is this:
"Jesus spoke of the life of grace, amazing grace, not as some theological abstraction or concept. For Jesus, Grace was relationship - the presence of Abba himself in our hearts through the gift of the Holy Spirit."
Now I want to re-read Abba's Child and The Ragamuffin Gospel!
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