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Overview If your readers are looking for a book that addresses spirituality in general - and the revelation that we are all loved absolutely and unconditionally or we wouldn't exist - this is a book they'll truly enjoy. Why God Loves Us...No Matter What details the secret of God's unconditional love in terms everyone can understand. In a sensitive, pastoral manner, the reader is welcomed into a thoughtful, contemporary discussion easily and without pretense. The author moves us through common phases in our life, explains how our feelings of frustration, loneliness, and even dissatisfaction are really our true self holding out for something more, all the while being guided by Jesus and God's plan for our complete and total happiness. Readers will fi nd this book worthy of conversation - at home, with your study group, or even at small faith sharing groups such as Theology on Tap! If your customers are on a spiritual journey, this book will be an important guidepost along the way.
Publishers Description If you're looking for a book that reaffirms the belief that God loves us absolutely and unconditionally, this is a book you'll truly enjoy. Readers are welcomed into a thoughtful, contemporary discussion in a pastoral manner without pretense. The author explains how feelings of frustration, loneliness, and even dissatisfaction are really our true self holding out for something more while being guided by God's desire for our complete and total happiness. "Why God Loves Us...No Matter What" explores the concept of God's unconditional love in terms everyone can understand. This book will be worthy of conversation at home or among small faith sharing groups This book can be an important guidepost along anyone's spiritual journey. View sample pages. "Paperback"
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Studio: Liguori Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.4" Width: 5.95" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.42 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher Liguori Publications
ISBN 0764816276 ISBN13 9780764816277
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Why God Loves Us ... No Matter What Jan 1, 2008
Ken Sedlak opens the book preface with the words, "There is a secret hidden in the gospels. A secret not in the sense of something withheld from us but in the sense of something that cannot be learned from others. The gospels can only point to it until we get the point for ourselves."
This book will show you how to get closer to the secret. Concepts and ideas are not enough and must be used with experience of life to get to know the secret, which is the treasure of divine life within each of us. Our experience of ourselves is an experience of love. God exists as love and we exist as a result of God's love.
Ken's book relates concepts and experience with examples to help us understand ourselves in this context of being loved into existence by God. Experience is revealed by turning the question of "Who am I?" into "Whose am I?" Since our lives are a manifestation of God's love, we are relational creatures. Our lives as love is revealed as our lives in relationships. You and I are the outpouring of love - we are loved absolutely and unconditionally or we would not exist.
Ken relates many examples of life and life's relationships that show the perspective of love as the focus. In relating to this experience we witness a spiritual dimension which permeates our entire being and we know this in the relationships of our lives. Our relationship with God, ourself, and others.
Much of the vantage point provided by Ken is based on the principles of St. Alphonsus Liguori, whose admonition is to reflect on the crib, the cross, and the eucharist as lenses for our experience. In a practical way, Ken shows how the perspective of the crib shows how our lives are vulnerable, finite people, incarnated as spiritual beings into human relationships. The cross is used as a backdrop of showing our lives as loving action, being human means being in human relationships. The eucharist provides us with the perspective of unity and transcendence.
Ken makes the reflections in this book a joy to read and a portal to open the reader's heart to a world infused with an experience of love. In Ken's words: "Faith, a deep and trusting awareness of the loving God is caught not taught."
When you've heard the gospel story: "The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls. On finding one of great value he went and sold all he had and bought it." (Matt 13:45-46), are you the merchant paying a great price or are you the pearl for whom God has given all he has for your heart?
This is the secret of perspective which Ken provides and which is a joy to hold. With this perspective, you may find a new and loving means with which to see yourself and to live your life. This book is about forgetting all that we thought of as ourselves. All of our routines, concepts, ideas, anxieties, fears, and comforts for at least long enough to accept for a moment that who we are as a creature loved into existence by an infinite and unconditional love.
This read is like a trove of secret treasures. Ken uses the concepts of modern spiritual perspective with examples of love in relationships that points us to the reality to be discovered within and for ourselves.
Very insightful and inspiring book Dec 6, 2007
This wonderful book is a must-read for anyone looking to deeepen their spiritual knowledge and understanding. It is full of insight and love. I highly recommend it!