Furious Pursuit: Why God Will Never Let You Go  -     By: Frank Martin, Tim King
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Furious Pursuit: Why God Will Never Let You Go

Random House, Inc / 2006 / Paperback

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What if you could believe that God not only chases you, but that he has never left your side? Then, what if you could go a step further and accept that God's pursuit has nothing to do with your level of faithfulness? King and Martin contend that God alone carries the burden of establishing and maintaining a relationship with you. He is just as near and just as vigilant in his pursuit of you, regardless of your dedication to the spiritual disciplines and in spite of your struggle with sin. The authors emphasize, "You don't have to chase God. All you have to do is awaken to his voice." Furious Pursuit invites you to stop relying on yourself and allow God to transform the nature of your relationship with him. Stop chasing God and start embracing the pursuit that's already well under way!

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Random House, Inc
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.0 X 1 (inches)
ISBN: 1400071496
ISBN-13: 9781400071494
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Publisher's Description

You’re not defined by what you’ve done.
You’re defined by Who pursues you.

What if you could believe that God not only chases you, but has yet to leave your side for a second, has yet to go a minute without courting you, whispering in your heart, I’m right here? What if you could believe that God is never distant, never out of reach, never indifferent to what’s going on in your life? Would that make a difference in your relationship with him?

And what if you could go a step further and believe that God’s pursuit has nothing to do with your level of faithfulness? He is just as near, and just as vigilant in his pursuit, regardless of your dedication to the spiritual disciplines, and in spite of your struggle with sin.

Because of his nature, it is impossible for God not to pursue you. In Furious Pursuit, Tim King and Frank Martin invite you to lay down the smaller story of your life and instead tap into the Larger Story. To begin today by allowing God to transform the nature of your relationship with him. To stop chasing God and start embracing the Romance that is already well under way.

Begin today! Open yourself to God’s Furious Pursuit.


Companion workbook also available.

Author Bio

Tim King is a former pastor, marketing executive, and magazine editor who maintains an extensive speaking schedule. He is codirector of Furious Faith Ministries and the author of two previous books, Give Me This Mountain and A House That Stands. Tim and his wife, Gwynne, are the parents of three and live in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Frank Martin
is codirector of Furious Faith Ministries and the author or coauthor of more than fourteen books, having collaborated with Nicky Cruz, Robert Schuller, Wally Armstrong, Dr. Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, and others. He has served nine years as a Family Commentary writer for Dr. James Dobson and Focus on the Family. He lives in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with his wife, Ruthie, and their two children.

Publisher's Weekly

King and Martin share common theological takes on the patterns of God's faithfulness, noting that too many Christians judge their spiritual vitality on the basis of their own strivings and successes. While Christians are commanded to seek and pursue God, the authors assert that it is God's unconditional love and passionate pursuit of his children that makes the relationship happenand endure. Cleverly, the entire text is presented as a divine romance where the writers introduce the premise of humanity being wooed by God. At this initial stage of the romance, God offers believing Christians hope and healing in exchange for fear, pain and loneliness. On the heels of this dizzying pursuit, love-struck Christians encounter the nurturing courtship stage, where individuals discover identity and meaning in life. Finally, at last, the commitment of long-term marriage is extended as God invites a lover's response of pure and permanently binding devotion. As evenly as this readable material is put forth, the book lacks emotional engagement, which weakens any impact it might have engendered had the message been offered with a livelier voice. (July 18) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

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Praise for Furious Pursuit

“These days, I’m more inclined to think God’s anthropology–what God thinks about us–packs more heft and punch than our theology–what we think about God. Tim King and Frank Martin seem to think so too, and have written a book that draws us into the wideness and deepness of God’s heart, showing us His fierce and tender affection even for sinners like me. King and Martin remind us that the good news has nothing to do with how good we are, only how loved.”
– Mark Buchanan, author of The Rest of God and The Holy Wild

“The message of this book can’t be stated often enough: God loves us. Oh yes, he does. Furious Pursuit shows us that God’s love is active and vibrant and on the chase for you and me. Others have said this before, but Furious Pursuit takes us one step further.”
–Scot McKnight, author of The Jesus Creed and Embracing Grace

“If you’re sick and tired of spiritual to-do lists, religious shoulds and oughts, and the self-hatred that comes from feeling unacceptable, you’ll find in Furious Pursuit better news of a better story. Tim King and Frank Martin have given us powerful truth, well-told."
–Brian McLaren, pastor, author of A New Kind of Christian and The Secret Message of Jesus

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    Possibly the best book I have ever read! It will open your eyes to the love of God in a way no other book has, aside from the Bible.

  2. Allen Brooks
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    Allen Brooks

    This book will forever change your view of God. Tim explains God is furious to love us and wants us to respond to His love.Beautifully written, easy to read, and you will love this book. A must read for all who want to understand God.

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    Kevin Beck

    This is a wonderful book that will touch your heart.

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