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Overview "Searching for a God to Love" reaches out to those seeking a new understanding of God, apart from preconception, institutionalized religion or prepackaged agenda. Throughout his book, Blake divides the mystery surrounding who God is and reveals the powerful, infinite, loving relationship God seeks to have with mere mortals. Provides a fresh perspective for those seeking a God in whom they can believe.
"Searching for a God to Love" reaches out to those seeking a new understanding of God--apart from preconception, institutionalized religion, or pre-packaged agenda. Throughout the book, Chris Blake divides the mystery surrounding who God is and reveals the powerful, infinite, and loving relationship God seeks to have with mere mortals. With chapter titles such as "Beyond Mother Nature" and "The World's Greatest Lover," "Searching for a God to Love" offers a fresh perspective for those seeking a God in whom they can believe.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.18" Width: 6.01" Height: 0.58" Weight: 0.78 lbs.
Release Date Oct 10, 2000
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849942268 ISBN13 9780849942266 UPC 020049042267
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More About Chris Blake
Chris Blake currently resides in New York, in the state of New York.
Reviews - What do customers think about Searching For A God To Love The One You Always Wanted Is Really There?
To help you love God with your heart and soul and mind Apr 6, 2004
The greatest commandment in the Bible (for Jews and Christians) is to love the Lord your God with all your heart and mind and soul and strength. This is a book about loving God honestly. Chris Blake confronts barriers to loving God that he has had to overcome, that many of us struggle with. The book is liberating. In fact, one of the book's themes is that loving/knowing God sets us free and that freedom is sacred to God.
For example, Blake says, "Falling in love with God is impossible unless we understand His part in the world's suffering. God is a God of recovery...[It is misleading to state, in effect] 'The Doctor says that if his patients don't take their medicine, he will kill them'. . . Those who say, 'The Doctor told us that if his patients don't take their medicine, they will die,' present a truer picture. This compassionate doctor reasons and pleads, but the decision is finally ours."
Blake's writing flows and is well-organized. He does not ramble, but always has something to tell or teach. Sometimes he is funny; sometimes thought-provoking. Sometimes he relates his experiences with students, and it is evident he is a true teacher for the reader, communicating the subject with genuine passion. This book certainly has moved me and is one I will come back to again and again.
This book belongs on the same shelf as Harold S. Kushner, Philip Yancey, and Norman Vincent Peale.
the best, most informative, thought-provoking book Nov 11, 2003
a great book which simply goes to show how well-read the author is. he covers the basic issues in life quoting from hundreds of various thinkers and people of all ages, beliefs, races, and nations. i have read the book twice and have recommended it to friends and family
This Book Will Change Your Life Jan 28, 2003
Quite simply, this book has changed my life. As a christian who still has a lot of questions, I love how Chris's writing addressed so many deep yet everyday questions that I ponder. His style of writing and way of relating concepts are beautiful. I really just wish everyone could get a copy of this book - it is so full of tidbits of wisdom and passion and it truly will give you a new and refreshing perspective on the love of Jesus.
Great Book Oct 5, 2001
Wonderfully honest, open book that takes on some tough questions. Presents a new way of looking at things, including the fundamentalist teachings about hell. Hey, if you're not sure, order it used!
Not all of the book is biblically based. Aug 23, 2001
This book starts out ok, but then in chpt.8 the author writes that there is no eternal punishment in hell for those who choose to reject Jesus as their savior. The author rejects Jesus' own words about hell that are in the gospels.(He doesn't reject the scriptures about heaven, however.) This doesn't represent the God of the bible accurately, and is misleading to "seekers".God is a God of Love, but also a God of Justice. The choice to reject Jesus is ours, but we must know the truth about the consequences of that choice.