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Overview In 31 biblical, highly personal meditations, Stafford leads readers to the edge of an endless sea--the vast, incomprehensible ocean of God's love.
Publishers Description In thirty-one biblical, highly personal meditations, Nancy Stafford leads us to the edge of an endless sea—the vast, incomprehensible ocean of God’s love. Nancy reflects upon the terrible beauty of His love, the wonder of forgiveness, waiting in His love, mystery and intimacy, and the calming reality of love that never fails. Each meditation includes a Scripture to ponder and an opportunity to respond to God in prayer. Here are memorable thoughts to cling to through the hours of the day...and night!
A Touch…A Taste…A Testament of Never-Ending Love
Imagine what life would be like if you began to grasp the depth of God’s love for you. It would change you. It would calm your fears, transform how you see yourself, and ignite your heart with love for Him and others.
In thirty one stirring reflections, Nancy Stafford offers a fresh glimpse into the many facets of His eternal love. She invites you to wade into the deep, to venture further into the mystery and majesty of His unfathomable love, to embark on a never-ending journey into the heart of God.
Come. Leave the shore. Experience the wonder of His love.
Story Behind the Book
Within these pages, my objective is to merely begin to help readers "dip their toe" into the vastness of God’s love for them. My hope is that each piece will draw the reader closer to the heart of God, where His love crowds out fear, cynicism, loneliness, and apathy. I hope readers will be reminded of—no, ignited by—God’s love for them. My prayer is that these thoughts and reflections will give readers new eyes to see God’s passionate presence in their own lives and that they will sense His whisper to "taste and see" that He is good, trustworthy, and a lover like no other.
Nancy Stafford, author of the popular Beauty By the Book, was the costar of Matlock (Andy Griffith’s law partner) and a series regular on St. Elsewhere, Sidekicks, and The Doctors. Nancy graduated from the University of Florida and reigned as Miss Florida in 1976. She now hosts Main Floor, an internationally syndicated TV show featuring fashion, beauty, and lifestyle trends. She and her husband, Larry Myers, a pastor and musician, live on a ranch near Los Angeles, where they have created a place of retreat for artists, leaders, and "just plain folk." Nancy is a popular speaker at universities, retreats, and conferences.
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.32" Width: 5.18" Height: 0.74" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jun 28, 2004
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590523253 ISBN13 9781590523254
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More About Nancy Stafford
Nancy Stafford, author of the popular "Beauty By the Book, "was the costar of "Matlock "(Andy Griffith s law partner) and a series regular on "St. Elsewhere, Sidekicks, "and "The Doctors. "Nancy graduated from the University of Florida and reigned as Miss Florida in 1976. She now hosts "Main Floor, "an internationally syndicated TV show featuring fashion, beauty, and lifestyle trends. She and her husband, Larry Myers, a pastor and musician, live on a ranch near Los Angeles, where they have created a place of retreat for artists, leaders, and "just plain folk." Nancy is a popular speaker at universities, retreats, and conferences."
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The Wonder of His Love Nov 12, 2008
Nancy Stafford is a very creative and warm author... This is a perfect example of her work....
The Wonder Of His Love Aug 12, 2007
Nancy Stafford has written a very inspirational and theologocally correct devotional book that has enlightened my life anew. It is like she knew all about me and was writing about my own spiritual adventure in life. The book is accuratly titled, the "wonder of God's love". Thank you Nancy.
A gem you'll return to time and again. Sep 15, 2005
I loved Nancy Stafford's first book "Beauty By the Book" and enjoyed her second even more. "The Wonder of His Love" is so many things: a devotional, a study of scripture, a prayer book, an individual's journey, a lesson in love, all in one compact little book. Ms. Stafford paints such vivid pictures of who our Lord is - and the way she weaves scripture and personal anecdotes, it allows the reader to feel such a connection to Him and a deeper understanding of His immeasurable love. Coupled with "Beauty by the Book," Stafford has written two of my favorite inspirational books.
Heartfelt Words of Love and Wisdom Jan 9, 2005
Someone once told me that a book reads well that reads you. In the book's Introduction, Nancy Stafford writes: "I need to grasp the wonder of God's love because my own love is found wanting. I do not love as God loves. I fall so short. Too often my heart is slammed shut, crusty tight. Even when I feel love there, I don't always express it, don't follow through with actions that embody true love - forgiveness, long-suffering, sacrifice - the very acts of love that God has demonstrated for millennia". Nancy may have been writing her own thoughts, but for a moment, I thought she was reading my mind. Throughout the book, Nancy continues to write many thoughtful pages to which I directly relate. At the end of each chapter (31 chapters) Nancy has included a heartfelt prayer, including the following: "Lord, I don't want to speak empty words when I say to others, "God loves you". I want them to see Your love in action through me. Forgive me for being self-centered. Move me out of my comfort zone. Help me to be more generous and thoughtful and sacrificial in ways that will be most meaningful to others, in ways that will reflect Your incredible love for them. Help me to love as You love. Amen". For me, the intrinsic value of Nancy Stafford's heartfelt words in each prayer is a thousand times greater than book's cost. When describing the blessings of God's love, Nancy writes: "This is a love streaming from heaven that confounds our every attempt to grasp it". I am thankful that God blessed Nancy with the wisdom to grasp His Love. And I am thankful that Nancy shared her blessings by writing this book. It has helped me to better understand God's multifaceted Love. If you have the desire to increase your ability to recognize God's love and increase your own capacity to love, then reading "The Wonder of His Love" is a great personal investment. I know that the time I have spent reading and re-reading this book will be paying valuable spiritual dividends to me for many decades.
To be savored. . . Oct 25, 2004
I cannot recommend this book more highly. One week into reading this book, I was so moved that I began to give it away to others -- and the list of intended recipients is growing. I am extremely selective when it comes to devotionals. As the mother of four young children and my running own business, my time is very precious. Something that I commit to reading on a regular basis must have immense value. Add to this that I also have a Master of Divinity degree, spent a number of years in pastoral ministry, and have reflected deeply on Scripture and spiritual matters. I can't help but to read these types of books critically; my intellect demands theological soundness and Scriptural integrity, while my heart yearns for transparency, authenticity and evidence of the author's intimacy with the Lord. From the moment I opened "The Wonder of His Love" these criteria have been met. I am truly impressed. When I first sat down with this little book and a cup of coffee, I thought, wow, it's so short, I'll finish it in no time. After two chapters, I realized that this is not a book to read from cover to cover in one or even a few sittings. So much depth is packed into each short section that this book must be savored one precious, rich chapter at a time -- and I am always eager to come back for more. Yet, even though it has depth, this book is easy to read. The author manages to convey profound truths with simplicity, elegance and beauty. It is rare to find a book that says this much so powerfully, while saying it succinctly and without drowning out the "still, small voice." This is truly a work of verbal art. The author gently leads the reader on an inspired journey that delivers on the what the title promises. I can speak from personal experience: My heart is being penetrated anew and my soul is being fed with the wonderful revelation of God's lavish and amazing love. Very few books have touched me both this quickly and this deeply. For all these reasons, I truly believe that this little book has the makings of a classic. Read it with anticipation!