Item description for Embracing the Love of God: The Path and Promise of Christian Life by James B. Smith...
Overview A primer on how to tap the grace and power of the Christian faith in order to positively transform a life presents a model for a relationship with God based on acceptance, forgiveness, and care rather than judgment and fear. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
In today's world, many people fail to experience the powerful freedom and healing of God's grace. Even Christians too often experience judgment rather than the love that is the vital essence of Christian life. This visionary guide calls believers back to the basics: understanding the promise of God's love to transform our most important relationships and fulfill our deepest spiritual needs. The moving insights found within illuminate the gentle nature of God's love and teach readers how to continue on the path of love by embracing it day by day.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.9" Width: 5" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Dec 13, 2013
Publisher Harper Collins Publishers
ISBN 0061542695 ISBN13 9780061542695
Availability 0 units.
More About James B. Smith
James Bryan Smith is chair of the religion department at Friends University. A key leader for Richard J. Foster's Renovare organization, he is the author of A Spiritual Formation Workbook and coeditor of Devotional Classics, both Renovare resource guides.
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Embracing the Love of God.... Nov 15, 2009
Some very good areas to consider for personal and group discussions, leading to a deeper understanding of how God's love works within the obedient heart. However, some of its content regarding self-acceptance and self-love are weakened by a mksunderstanding of the full role of the Holy Spirit within a believer's life and growth up into Christ. Human efforts gets us frustrated and leads to despair. We are His workmanship, and our efforts must be surrendered to those of the Spirit of God. The needed growth cannot ever be achieved apart from the empowering of the Spirit of God.
Relevant Aug 15, 2008
I bought this book when it was first published because I had worked with the author. I expected to find insights but I didn't expect that it would change my life, after all an expert MUST be from at least 50 miles away and I knew the author. Now years after it was published I have realized I need to read it again. Things the book taught me have stuck with me during my changing life and my relationships with my family, and how I view myself as a wife, mother, daughter, co-worker and friend. Since I gave my copy away to someone I knew needed the book, I am coming back home so to speak to read it again and examine myself and love in my Christian life and the love that surrounds us. I am going to recharge my batteries.
James Bryan Smith is the MAN! Jan 22, 2008
This book has totally changed my life. Jim is a great guy with an evident passion for God and the things He is about. Jim speaks straight to the heart though this book. It is a great, fast read but also carries a ton of depth. I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. But fair warning...don't be surprised if Embracing the Love of God completely changes your life!
Understanding God's Love Made Simple Jan 21, 2008
I would highly recommend this book to anyone struggling to understand and receive God's love and forgiveness. This book is written especially for believers who are honest enough to admit they have a problem in this area. James Bryan Smith writes in a way that is simplistic and yet profound based on truths from the Word of God. He shares about his own struggles and how he came to a place of acceptance of God's grace and love for him. If you have a desire to be transformed by the love of God, take the time to read this book.
Wonderful book! Oct 9, 2006
This book was sooo good...Please don't hesitate to get it! Take your time, and drink in the love of God that comes through the pages... Nothing can separate us from the LOVE of GOD! That is what James Smith explains so well in this book. I just finished it, and know I will read it again. This book encouraged me and lifted me up. He definitely has a gift from God...to teach, help, and encourage...with references throughout, to the Word of God. I look forward to reading more of his books. As another reader said, this book will probably become a classic.