Item description for You Were Made for Love: Embracing the Life You Were Meant to Live by Philip Carlson...
Overview God created human beings with a deep need to be loved and a tremendous capacity to give love away. Philip Carlson encourages you to discover significance in life by becoming a more loving person with a God-transformed heart.
This book provides practical tools to help you better live out Jesus' command to love.
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Studio: David C. Cook
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.44" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.52" Weight: 0.61 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2006
Publisher David C. Cook
ISBN 0781444322 ISBN13 9780781444323
Reviews - What do customers think about You Were Made for Love?
The Book Every Reader of "The Purpose Driven Life" Should Read Next Mar 10, 2007
I've read dozens of books by wonderful Christian authors and have never found one as complete and practical and powerful. If you're struggling, if you're frustrated in your walk, if you know there's more and you want it, read this book. Dr. Carlson quickly drew me in through a doorway of heartfelt understanding that this was it; this is what drives me and underlies my most basic longings. This is my purpose.
I've read so many wonderful Christian books that started out powerfully but ultimately petered out and left me wanting more. Carlson's book never lets down. I confess; it built so quickly early on, that I was looking for it to weaken in the middle. It never did, it never lets up and uniquely, the last chapter finishes strong. There's a natural three part structure that's beautifully balanced. The first ignites your hope for the promise of Love, the middle helps you grasp it and the last part will give you what you need to experience it. If you read this book, you'll be able to better receive God's love, better able to recreate His love in your life and share the beauty and transforming power of that love with others. You will be a part of Kingdom Come!
Phil Carlson is a husband, father, a family M.D. and a church pastor with an extraordinary, God-given gift for teaching. He sets out a clear, simple subject in each chapter. There's a natural progression to the point of each chapter. Around each point, Carlson easily weaves his personal experiences (equal parts successes and failures) as a son, a father, a doctor and a pastor, together with portions of scripture in a way that illuminates a heartfelt, personal understanding. The effect was like a gentle gardener's spade on the hard ground of my life's experience, gently turning the soil in my heart to receive each seed of truth that I know are already now growing. Fifteen chapters have sown a fertile garden that I hope will produce a bounty in my life and the lives of those I love.
Ultimately, I think that its Jesus gift for teaching and reaching hearts that I felt from Phil. His writing demonstrates his humble willingness to be a conduit for God's grace and love. That's why I'm buying copies for my friends and family and submitting it to my church for our link group studies. The impact of this book will surely be best realized within the context of fellowship, encouragement and accountability. I just finished my first reading of the book and plan to read it regularly and often, it's that good, that important. Thanks you Jesus for this book!
God's Love for Each of Us Jan 9, 2007
Dr. Carlson shares how much God loves us, and reaches out to bring joy and healing in our lives and relationships. With transparency and vulnerability, the author uses examples from his own life and from the Bible to show how God longs to be a loving Father to each one of us. Compelling and easy to read.