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Overview Author Gee Jae Arnold believed with every screaming fiber of her being that God had 'Dropped' her and allowed all kinds of terrible things to happen. Yet God's answer revealed many things she didn't know, especially about herself.
Publishers Description Author Gee Jae Arnold believed with every screaming fiber of her being that God had 'Dropped' her and allowed all kinds of terrible things to happen. Yet God's answer revealed many things she didn't know, especially about herself. God responded to this author's heart and said, No child, I did not drop you, but you have been Dropped. In fact, all humanity has been dropped and as a result, you are all dropping each other, and you are all hurting and in pain. At that moment, she understood that not only had she been dropped, but in the process, she had dropped many people also. As she looked at humanity and the hurting masses, she saw and understood what God spoke to her heart. Suddenly, she became acutely aware of how carelessly we handle each other's feelings and emotions and how casually we drop each other.
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Studio: Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.34" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2006
Publisher Tate Publishing & Enterprises
ISBN 1598861344 ISBN13 9781598861341
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More About Gee Jae Arnold
Author Gee Jae Arnold was born in Guatemala, Central America. She came to the United States at the age of 12 and has lived in New York City most of her adult life. A self-proclaimed ?journeywoman? she says that she enjoys the journey but treasures the relationships she has forged along the way. Gee Jae Arnold attends Bethel Gospel Assembly in Harlem, NY. She is one of Esther's Daughters, a group of 12 African American women who are committed to fulfill their individual and corporate purpose and to ?unconditionally love and support each through our personal life experiences.?
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Great Presentation of the Gospel Apr 3, 2007
Gee Jae Arnold has written a wonderful book relating to the hurts that we all experience, the hurts that we inflict upon others, sometimes intentionally but often unintentionally, and how we can get beyond the pain to healing and wholeness. We've all experienced the condition that she describes as "dropped," i.e., that unpleasant feeling resulting from being let down, dissappointed, betrayed, disrespected, having our rights trampled on or our physical or emotional well-being injured by the actions or inactions of others, including by those who are supposed to love and protect us. The good news is that we can all experience the healing that comes from forgiveness and reconciliation. We can choose to respond to being dropped, not out of our pain, but out of the strength of our relationship with a living God who loves us.
The author does a great job of analyzing this condition, this state of being dropped. She attributes this to a common human condition, what the Bible calls sin. She gives honest and moving accounts of her own experiences--her struggles, victories, failures and hurts--involving some of her closest relationships, showing that she is writing from more than intellectual curiosity or theoretical analysis, but from her own life.
If I have any criticism, it would be that summing up the condition of being "dropped" as "sin" may be a little too simplistic. In addition, the writing gets a little bogged down in the middle as Ms. Arnold seeks to demonstrate, by summarizing various Biblical narratives, that this "dropped" condition permeates the relationships chronicled in the Bible. This section may not be as interesting to those who are familiar with the Biblical accounts. But the book picks up again with a very clear and compelling presentation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
All in all, this is a good and timely book, well-written with valuable insight into the human condition, and resting on the timeless truths of God's Word. I highly recommend it.
Dropped! A Condition, Not a Character Flaw Oct 18, 2006
This book touched a part of everyone's heart that sometimes they don't like to think about. We all feel this way, but no one ever talks about it. This is an amazing book that addresses issues of the heart that stem from the past, but can be carried into the present, and even the future. It shows the reader how to identify these conditions, and how to deal with them. The author bares her soul, and shares with us a part of her that most people would bury, and never reveal to anyone. I LOVE THIS BOOK!!!
A true "Dropped" fan. A must read for every Christian Sep 14, 2006
Dropped answers the 4 basic questions we have in life:
Who I am? We are all products of our home environments. As children we watch our parents/partners interact with each other. It is through them that we learn how to treat others. If we were mistreated, abused or neglected as children, it may seem normal to us because this all we know. We have no other yardstick by which to measure if "everybody else" goes through what we are experiencing. We grow up, date, marry, have children without the slightest inkling of what "sharing/showing love is about". It cripples us even further emotionally. I personally learned that there is no such thing as "normal" and that we are all dysfunctional to some extent.
Why am I like this? We are like we are because deep inside we wish to retain some sense of control over our destiny. We learn to show love or withhold love as a bargaining chip with our friends, family members and eventually the person we marry. If we are pleased, we grant you the gift of our love, emotional closeness or affections. If we are displeased we punish by "withholding" our love, our affection our emotions and generally making life miserable for others We can be held prisoner by our pasts, holding on to them to "protect" ourselves from further hurt, not knowing that we are actually imprisoning ourselves even more because we are afraid of being dropped. The situation perpetuates itself because we are too self-righteous in our feeling of being dropped to want to change. We choose not to realize that we have also dropped others. We have not learned at this point in our lives that Jesus came to set the captives (us) free.
Where am I going? By this point in our lives we have begun to mature and realize that something is really wrong with us emotionally. We realize that in our quest to make things right within ourselves we have dropped other people and learn that hurt people hurt other people. We come to Christ and eventually accept Him as our Lord and Savior and he slowly begins to change our hearts from within. We ask Him to break and mold us and to spiritually rebirth us and we begin to learn the importance of giving ourselves to Him, surrendering our heart to him and He begins to work in us. We begin to hunger and thirst for His word and strive to be like Him. We then seek and find a Church home and begin to attend and pray and fully embrace our spirituality.
And if we are Christians how can I make this life better? We learn that for everything we experience in life, Jesus has experienced it also. We learn that for every situation there is a word of comfort in the Word. We learn that when we say I can't, Jesus says I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. We learn that when we say I am afraid of...Jesus says The Lord is my light and my salvation. Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid? When we are angry and want to strike out because we feel we have been dropped, Jesus says Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other just as in Christ God forgives you. When we are faced with temptation, whatever our temptation is, Jesus says because He himself suffered when he was tempted he is able to help those who are being tempted. When we feel that life is unfair and we are being given an unfair share of life's "downs" Jesus says a righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all. "Dropped" is a must-read for every person who diligently seeks positive changes in his or her life based on God's principles. M.Hawkins, Long Island, NY
Dropped! A Condition-Not a Character Flaw Sep 8, 2006
Great!It is a dynamic, inspirational to book to read, especially, if you are trying to grasp the concept of your purpose for living in this kaotic world. Where people go around dropping others without a reason.
Dropped! A Condition-Not a Character Flaw Sep 8, 2006
Excellent book. Well written. Reaches out to the need for a higher being in all of us. Answers some of those questions that we thought were answered by society, but actually were not until now. Thoughtful and provocative.
Ms. Arnold is a very intuitive and intelligent person. Keep advising us, we need it.