True Love - 1 Corinthians 13: Understanding the Real Meaning of Christian Love
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br/> At first glance, it is surprising that there is so little literature available about love. There may be different reasons for this. While the topic is very important, it is also difficult. Love is not easily defined. In some ways, it is simpler to experience love than to characterize it. Similarly, no author should think that he or she adequately understands, and especially expresses love. When we ask ourselves questions such as 'Am I qualified to write to others about love?' we recognize how far short of the standard we come. We are all striving after a better expression of this grace.
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A Love Worth Giving: Living in the Overflow of God's LoveMax LucadoThomas Nelson / 2006 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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The Love Chapter: The Meaning of First Corinthians 13John Chrysostom, Frederica Mathewes-GreenParaclete Press / 2009 / Trade Paperback$10.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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By dissecting the chapter of 1 Corinthians 13 in a succinct way, Renihan depicts the importance of true love as the root of every believers daily life, plus the crucial impact it can have in the church community. With an approach similar to a commentary, this book proves to be an easy, enjoyable, and applicable text. Renihan digs into the surprising original meaning of words that help the passage come alive with refreshing insight and purpose. Also, he focuses not only on chapter 13, but successfully weaves in a taste of the history of the book of 1 Corinthians by focusing on the context of what was going on in the Corinthian church at the time of Pauls writing. Dr. Renihan has served as a pastor of several churches, and is currently a Dean and Professor of Historical Theology at the Institute of Reformed Baptist Studies at Westminster Seminary in California, Escondido.
Love is, because God is, and every definition of love must take account of the relationship between God and love (p. 122). This book is written from the heart of a pastor with the gentle understanding that no love can come from a heart unless a real love relationship with Christ exists in it.
This book will change the way the book of 1 Corinthians is viewed, with the hopes of encouraging the reader to receive a knowledgeable invasion of true Christ-love. One potential weakness is that there is more emphasis on what the believer can do to love God and others and not as much focus on Gods love and what that looks like to the reader. Clearly written with adults in mind, the book carries a directness that high school and college-aged readers will understand and enjoy. No one can be overly reminded of the true love that God desires to permeate every Christians heart and mind. Laurie Filson, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Jerry5 Stars Out Of 5October 25, 2011JerryThis little book is packed with the essentials of TRUE CHRISTIANITY. Love is not something we DO, it is what we become! It is filled with reminders of what LIFE is all about. I have been saved for almost 50 years and pastoring for over 40---and find that 'the foundations' never change...'by this all men shall know that you are my disciples'. This book has been a daily reminder of what is truly important as well as a helpful reminder that feelings change but 'Love endureth forever.'
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