Item description for Because He Loves Me: How Christ Transforms Our Daily Life by Elyse M. Fitzpatrick...
Overview Celebrating the truths of Christianity, a gifted teacher reveals how a heartfelt desire to live a godly life comes from recognizing that one has been loved and transformed through Christ.
Simply speaking, love changes people. Christians, then, by definition, should exhibit the greatest transformation of all because, rightly understood and cherished, God’s love makes them increasingly more like the One who has lavished his love on them.
This truth is meant to tell believers who they are, their purpose and destiny, and how to faithfully persevere in their struggles against all opposition. But sometimes people lose sight of this. Because He Loves Me restores that vision, reminding Christians of their true identity as beloved children of God—adopted by the Father, espoused to the Son, and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Christianity is not a self-improvement program but a transferring of identity and growth, accomplished in history through Christ and in our daily lives through his Spirit. This book explores and celebrates these truths in an unforgettable way. Study questions and invitations for deeper discovery conclude each chapter.
“Elyse Fitzpatrick has given us a helpful, encouraging, and stimulating book that explores the practical impact of God’s great love for his people in every aspect of Christian living. Her rich insights into God’s revealed truth will certainly equip and inspire Christians to better fulfill their chief end of glorifying and enjoying him forever!” Carol J. Ruvolo, author of Grace to Stand Firm, Grace to Grow, and No Other Gospel
“The Spirit of God seems to be initiating a widespread recovery of the gospel and its implications. Because He Loves Me is another—and welcome—indication that fresh gospel breezes are blowing. If you love the gospel of Jesus Christ, you’ll love what Elyse Fitzpatrick has written in this book.” Donald S. Whitney, Professor of Biblical Spirituality, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; author of Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life
“What Elyse Fitzpatrick has written is inspirational and overflows with practical application that pushes me to take the gospel into the otherwise private corners of my life.” Edward T. Welch, Counselor and Faculty Member, Christian Counseling & Education Foundation
“Because He Loves Me will provide hope and a desperately needed supply of ‘spiritual oxygen’ to many Christians who have lost sight of what they have and who they are in Christ and are struggling to live a life they can never live apart from him.” Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author; Radio Host, Revive Our Hearts
“Many Christian books focus our gaze on the difficult duties of the Christian life, leaving us either triumphant in self-righteous pride or burdened down with a backpack full of guilt. Elyse Fitzpatrick shows us how to lay down that burden of guilt at the cross and put to death that self-righteousness, not merely once but daily as we glory increasingly in the gospel.” Iain Duguid, Professor of Old Testament, Grove City College
“Elyse Fitzpatrick reminds us why the gospel is such good news—not only when we hear it for the first time, but even after a lifetime of familiarity with the message. This is a moving exposition of gospel truth showing how the doctrinal content of our faith is not merely dry, academic stuff, but wonderfully personal and practical truth.” Philip R. Johnson, Executive Director, Grace to You
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Studio: Crossway Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.75" Width: 5.74" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.82 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2008
Publisher Crossway Books/Good News
ISBN 158134905X ISBN13 9781581349054
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More About Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
Elyse Fitzpatrick (MA, Trinity Theological Seminary) is a counselor, a retreat and conference speaker, and the author of over 20 books, including Because He Loves Me, Comforts from the Cross, and Found in Him.
Reviews - What do customers think about Because He Loves Me?
Christ's love Oct 18, 2008
Although I haven't completed this book, being sidetracked by another of ths author's books, I find it an excellent one for a new Christian. I would definitely recommend it for the new believer and for those who just seem to be converted and remain "new."
Life Changing Book! Sep 1, 2008
Many of us struggle with guilt and shame because we don't realize the life-changing implications of the gospel message. Although we understand that we're saved by faith, we still may find ourselves repeatedly trying to earn God's favor by our works. But since sinful man can't win the favor of a holy God by his own works, this dooms us to failure. Elyse's book shows how to break free from this burden, which we were never meant to carry, and step into the light and easy yoke that Christ promised to those who trust in Him (Matthew 11:28-30). I highly recommend it!
Outstanding Book Aug 31, 2008
This is a well written book that expresses the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a down-to-earth and relevant way. It fosters a greater appreciation and love for the indescribable gift that we have received through the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. The author also goes on to illustrate how our relationship with Jesus Christ affects our day-to-day life. She helps us to understand our identity in Christ. She seeks to bring us to a better understanding of what Christ has already done for us and how we can apply these truths as we live each day. This book is full of the Word of God and it is wonderful!
The reality of an awesome love Aug 12, 2008
So often, we hear the Christian message and believe only to lose sight of our first love in the hectic day-to-day world in which we live. This book is a great call back to that love. I am grateful for people like Elyse who pour their lives into serving the church and helping the church to realize its great calling and for each member to live out his or her unique purpose under the guidance and grace of our Lord.
Not only is the book chocked full of superb biblical exegesis, Elyse brings it down to earth with great clarity in her stories and applications drawing often on personal experience. It is divided into two main sections (How God's love transforms our identity and How God's love transforms our life) each of which deals frankly, honestly and truthfully with who we are now versus who we were and calls us to remember and celebrate God's goodness in our lives. Elyse does a masterful job of weaving the great truths and realities of Scripture into the tapestry of our lives in such a way that the reader is both encouraged and spurred on by God's grace.
Although this book is marketed towards women, every person of every age would benefit from a thorough reading and reminiscing of Christ's great love for His bride, the church- of which, if you are a believer, a member and recipient of His great love. I can...Because He Loves Me. And so can you. Thank you, Elyse, for yet another wonderfully practical application of the gospel message to us!
Sinful and Flawed, Loved and Welcomed Aug 7, 2008
This is the phrase that Elyse Fitzpatrick uses to describe herself as an adopted daughter of the most Holy God and it is a phrase that has helped bring a new love and thankfulness for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and how this truth impacts and changes my daily life. I cannot tell you how many times, as I was reading this book, I would speak out loud, "why didn't anyone teach me this?"
I'm 37 years old. I grew up in the church and was "saved" as a child. I attended a Christian college. I have a Masters of Divinity (something I find hard to imagine bestowing on anyone) from a seminary. I worked as a chaplain in an oncology hospital for a little over 8 years and I'm just now starting to get the Gospel. My intent is not to run down the local church or its educational institutions, but the truth is, the doctrines of grace were never shared with me. Many years after seminary, I learned of the rich heritage of the doctrines of grace in my own denomination that sadly have been replaced with works and self-help.
I am married to a wonderful man that I met in seminary. I have a 21 month old daughter and I stay home and do my best to try to take care of them. When I quit work to become a mother, my life in Christ truly began. I went through a year long depression following the birth of my daughter and experienced the "darkness that could be felt." After a horrifying weekend on anti-depressants, I emailed the head of the women's discipleship at our church and she began coming to my home once a week and still does. I had never been discipled before. (This has been more of "church" than anything else I have experienced.) I have theology degrees and ministry experience, but had never been discipled the way Titus 2 commands. This book is priceless. Every woman I know will have a copy. Elyse, thank you for taking the time to write this bedrock book.