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Overview A devotional book of meditation based on specific verses or passages from the Gospel of John. It uses the highly acclaimed and popular translation, The Message, by Eugene Peterson. Like Wallace's earlier book, Out of the Quiet, it consists of short and very accessible meditations, approaching Jesus through the eyes of the "disciple whom Jesus loved," so that men and women can begin to see themselves in John's place as the beloved one, and, as a result, take up the responsibilities of discipleship in a world that needs Jesus' loving touch.
Publishers Description A devotional book of meditations based on specific verses or passages from the Gospel of John. It uses the highly acclaimed and popular translation, The Message, by Eugene Peterson. Like Wallace's earlier book, "Out of the Quiet," it consists of short and very accessible meditations, approaching Jesus through the eyes of the disciple whom Jesus loved, - so that men and women can begin to see themselves in John's place as the beloved one, and, as a result, take up the responsibilities of discipleship in a world that needs Jesus' loving touch.
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Peter Wallace's Best... May 21, 2008
"Living Loved" is Peter Wallace's best book to date. It is honest, down-to-earth, thought provoking and challenging.
I have studied the Bible (and other texts) for years - and have never been a fan of traditional "devotional" books. That is, until I encountered Wallace's. Of the five of his books I've read - this is the best.
"Living Loved" is based on the gospel of John. Each "lesson" contains a biblical text, Peter's insights and a prayer.
The biblical texts are quoted from "The Message" - a translation which is both accurate - and yet speaks to the reader in everyday terms that are difficult to ignore. Peter then shares stories - often his own experiences or those of his friends. He then suggests the practical implications of the text - what might happen if we were to take it seriously.
Peter then closes each lesson with a prayer. Often, it is a very different prayer than I would have chosen - because Peter doesn't let me get away with something "wishy-washy". Rather, his prayer speaks directly to the core message of the scriptures and their specific challenge and implications to my life.
Review of Living Loved Apr 28, 2008
I read a review of this book, and was hoping that it would be a little more in-depth. The daily thoughts are OK, but the prayers aren't as in-depth as I thought they'd be. This book reminds me more of a specialized Upper Room. It's not terrible by any means, just not what I was hoping for.
Spend a Season Traveling Through a Gospel of Love with a Gentle Guide Feb 12, 2008
Peter Wallace probably knows more about great preaching, these days, than anyone else in America, because he works with many of our greatest preachers in producing the weekly Day1 radio broadcasts -- and in developing the Day1 web site, as well.
What he has learned is that the most important spiritual messages are sincere, interwoven with compelling stories and directly address the daily lives of ordinary men and women -- folks like you and me.
Peter begins the book by admitting that this 90-day journey through lessons from the gospel of John -- with Peter's reflections on the nature of love -- were the direct result of an especially painful period in his own life. What was that painful period? It doesn't really matter. What matters is that most of us hit periods like this in our own lives.
I've read hundreds of spiritual books over the past couple of decades and have an eagle's eye for false assumptions and spiritual bravado that says more about the writer's pride than our needs as readers. And, so, it is high praise from me to say: There is not a single false note in this book.
The daily readings are short -- but there's great strength here that builds through the weeks we spend with Peter and his meditations on what it means to love -- and what it mean to let God love us. That may be the toughest section of his book for many of us. And, then, he carries us forward in the final third of the book to the calling we all have to share God's love with others.
A beautiful book Feb 2, 2008
I was given Living Loved as a present from a dear friend for my 50th birthday. It is a powerful, beautiful and soulful book that I return to often.
Living Loved quite literally lives up to its title. Jan 5, 2008
Vice President of the Atlanta, Georgia Alliance for Christian Media Peter Wallace presents Living Loved: Knowing Jesus as the Lover of Your Soul, a heartfelt tour of Jesus' overflowing love as seen in the scripture of the New Testament. Offering in-depth reflection upon Jesus' words, emphasizing on the glory of knowing, experiencing, and sharing His love, Living Loved quite literally lives up to its title. "When we live in his love, experience it as real, and let it overflow our hearts and spread to others, there can be no doubt that we too are disciples that Jesus loves."