Item description for Completely His: Loving Jesus Without Limits (Loving Jesus Without Limits) by Shannon Ethridge...
Overview Writing with candor and vulnerability, Ethridge shares how she experienced God's irrevocable forgiveness after she caused a fatal accident when she was 16. Expecting rage, she encountered an embrace that changed her life! Using real-life stories and biblical insights, she shows how readers can enter into a satisfying, vibrant relationship with the One who knows them best.
Publishers Description Let your soul be stirred by an extraordinary love. What would it be like to know without even a glimmer of doubt that you are loved-truly, passionately, deeply-just as you are? Can you imagine your heart being completely entwined with one whose every word to you reveals tender affection? When an unimaginable accident forced then-sixteen-year-old Shannon Ethridge to consider if such an intimate, meaningful soul connection was even possible, she discovered this incredible truth: The Creator of the universe woos and pursues you with unimaginable passion. He longs for you to be "completely His. " As she reveals, for the first time ever in print, the details of her dramatic, face-to-face encounter with the Lover of her soul, Shannon points the way toward a satisfying, vibrant relationship with Jesus. " Completely His" and the companion devotionals in the Loving Jesus Without Limits series combine practical insights with powerful personal stories from women just like you to help you embrace your true worth and lead you into a life of greater joy and purpose than you've ever thought possible. As you catch a glimpse of Christ's unfathomable love, your own spiritual passion will be awakened and you'll be inspired to embrace your role as His bride, fully and completely His-without limits. Why settle for less than the lavish love relationship you're designed to enjoy?
Completely His : Loving Jesus Without Limits
By Shannon Ethridge
Embrace your true worth and be led into a life of great joy and purpose than you've ever though possible with Complete His - combined with practical insights with powerful personal stores!
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From Publishers Weekly Ethridge, bestselling author of the Every Woman's Battle series, begins this book on God's limitless love by recounting the horrific moment when she accidentally killed a woman while behind the wheel. Ethridge's vivid memory of the sorrow she caused as a new teen driver doesn't stop at the tragedy's harrowing details but focuses on the amazingly gracious forgiveness and affirmation she received from the victim's spouse. So sets the stage for this guide where Ethridge uses generous portions of scripture to convince doubt-ridden, wounded women of their intrinsic worth to God. To demonstrate, she draws upon the spiritual metaphor of a love relationship: falling in love, a tender proposal, the forsaking of all others, love languages, wedding surprises and the tossing of the bouquet. Particularly poignant is when she shares her personal epiphany that God had transformed her greatest stumbling block--that of her previous sexual sins--into the vehicle for demonstrating how God had changed her. Ethridge challenges women to accept the "wedding" gifts from a loving God who offers redemption from the past, resurrection power for today and a heavenly home in eternity. While the book is engaging and soulful, many of Ethridge's personal accounts have been published elsewhere and might feel stale to some loyal readers. Copyright 2007 Reed Business Information.
Citations And Professional Reviews Completely His: Loving Jesus Without Limits (Loving Jesus Without Limits) by Shannon Ethridge has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Retailing - 06/11/2007 page 24
Publishers Weekly - 03/26/2007 page 85
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Studio: WaterBrook Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.46" Width: 5.84" Height: 0.84" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Jun 19, 2007
Publisher WaterBrook Press
Series Loving Jesus Without Limits
ISBN 1400071100 ISBN13 9781400071104
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More About Shannon Ethridge
Shannon Ethridge is the best-selling author and coauthor of numerous books, including "Every Woman s Battle "and "Every Young Woman s Battle."" "As a writer, speaker, and lay counselor, she seeks to help women of all ages discover the joy of pursuing a mad, passionate love relationship with the Lord rather than looking for love in all the wrong places. Shannon holds a master s degree in counseling and human relations from Liberty University. She lives in east Texas with her husband, Greg, and their two children."
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Reviews - What do customers think about Completely His?
This man needed this message. Give it to a guy. Mar 3, 2010
This is a book about our relationship with Jesus as the bride of Christ and what that bridal relationship should look like. To be courted by the lover of my soul...to be wooded and pursued by the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Redeemed from bondage and purchased into the everlasting covenant of marriage. I am a cherished bride and possession. The apple of His eye. And even though I am an unfaithful adulteress he pursued me anyway. The God of the universe is my own husband and bought me with his own life. A love story. I am the object of my husbands desire and he wants all of me. He pursues me with intensity, passion and deliberate purpose. There is hunger and longing and anticipation. He delights in me. My soul response should be to fall head over heels in love with him. And in that love I will long to obey and connect with him...to rest in his arms and recline in his love.
This is a wonderful message and I wept many hot bitter tears just daring myself to believe it. The God of my youth did not like me. He was an extension of parental authority and a chronic score keeper who was out to get me. I have burned out on the judgment and condemnation message...it no longer moves me. But this got to me. This broke a heart of stone. And now the miracle of miracles is happening...I am starting to believe that I am loved and wanted and valued and cherished and esteemed and planned and that I have purpose and that I am not a mistake.
Worthwhile read for anyone coming out of a legalism and condemnation background.
A Challenge to Christian Women Jan 7, 2010
"Completely His" challenges Christian women everywhere to surrender their hearts, dreams and desires to the Lover of their soul, Jesus Christ. Shannon uses very relevant examples of how she and others have responded to His proposal and enjoyed the benefits of being His treasured bride. If you are looking for a deeper, more intimate relationship with the Lord, read this book!
Incredible Oct 3, 2008
Completely His, Loving Jesus Without Limits was wonderful. It made such an impact on my relationship with Jesus. Shannon Ethridge is a great author and she fills her book with such incredible stories and examples on how to truely love Jesus.
A beautiful message Aug 18, 2008
The lead title in the new Loving Jesus Without Limits series by Shannon Ethridge invites women to connect with God through a personal relationship. COMPLETELY HIS is written to remind readers that God loves them lavishly and irrevocably. He treasures them beyond measure and chooses them to be connected to Him.
The book opens with a personal story of killing another woman in a car accident while still in high school. Ethridge shares the feelings that she should have been the one killed, though she didn't receive even a single scratch. She was further shocked when she found out that the husband of the deceased, Gary, was concerned for her and wanted to meet her. His warmth and kindness were almost too much for the young Ethridge to handle. On that fateful day, Gary told Shannon, "I am passing [my wife's] legacy of being a godly woman on to you. I want you to love Jesus without limits, just like Marjorie did. I want you to let Him use you for His glory, Shannon."
Those words have never left Ethridge. And the experience still reminds her that nothing is beyond God's redemption. He can take the ugliest of situations and turn them into something beautiful. In fact, she describes the accident as a "burning bush" experience that welcomed her into a deeper relationship with God. She no longer desires to "do the minimum" to get to heaven, but instead wants to love Jesus without limits.
Throughout the book, Ethridge tells stories from her own life and experiences. Some are tender and serious, while others are funny --- like the time she discovered Miss E, the family cat, in the dryer. She also draws from other women who have shared their stories.
Ethridge says that she pursues the presence of God each day. In the shower she'll thank God for clean, hot water. While driving to school she'll pray out loud for protection and blessing with the kids. On the way home she'll sing songs of praise or share what's in her heart --- imagining God beside her in the passenger's seat. She prays on her way to the mailbox, as she writes, and as she climbs into bed. God's presence is welcome all the time.
The author also recognizes God as a gift giver. Our God offers redemption from our pasts and resurrection power for today. As we are recipients of God's gifts, we are invited to give and even multiply our influence.
Interspersed in the book are little notes or lists in lovely two-page spreads. They offer tips on how to read the Bible and discovering the dreams God wants to bring alive inside you.
One of the most tender moments in COMPLETELY HIS is found in the Afterword. It is an entry by Gary Jarstfer, the man who lost his wife in the car accident when Shannon was a teenager. This precious letter is full of compassion, love and hope. And it's a beautiful demonstration of the message of this book --- that nothing is beyond God's redemption, so we are free to love Him with everything we have.
--- Reviewed by Margaret Oines
I wish I would have read it sooner! Jan 18, 2008
This book has awoken my heart to the intense love that God has for me and His endless pursuit to aid me in becoming completely his. The author uses great analogies and personal testimonies to drive relevant points home. It has inspired me to fall madly, deeply, and completely in love with the One who loved me first and will love me last. It is well written and hard to put down until I was done, then, it left me craving more!