Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality  -     By: David G. Benner
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Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality

Inter-Varsity Press / 2003 / Paperback

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In our self-reliant era, most of us recoil from the concept of surrendering to a power or authority outside ourselves. But surrender need not be seen as threatening, especially when the One to whom we surrender is the epitome of goodness and love. God doesn't want his people to respond to him out of fear of obligation. Rather, he invites us to enter into an authentic relationship of intimacy and devotion. And so God calls us to move beyond mere obedience - by surrendering to love. In this profound book, David Benner explores the twin themes of love and surrender as the heart of Christian spirituality. Through careful examination of Scripture and reflection on the Christian tradition, Benner shows how God bids us to trust fully in his perfect love.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 120
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 2003
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0830823026
ISBN-13: 9780830823024
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A Personal Growth Finalist in the 2004 Word Guild Canadian Writing Awards! "Only God deserves absolute surrender because only God can offer absolutely dependable love." In our self-reliant era, most of us recoil from the concept of surrendering to a power or authority outside ourselves. But surrender need not be seen as threatening, especially when the One to whom we surrender is the epitome of goodness and love. God doesn't want his people to respond to him out of fear or obligation. Rather, he invites us to enter into an authentic relationship of intimacy and devotion. And so God calls us to move beyond mere obedience--by surrendering to love. In this profound book, David Benner explores the twin themes of love and surrender as the heart of Christian spirituality. Through careful examination of Scripture and reflection on the Christian tradition, Benner shows how God bids us to trust fully in his perfect love. Writing with mature wisdom gleaned from many years of integrating psychological and spiritual insight, Benner demonstrates keen perception and sensitivity to the realities of spirtitual formation. In each chapter he includes meditative exercises to guide you into a greater experience of trust and spiritual transformation. God is love, and he intends for you to live in his love. Surrender to Love will lead you to an unexpected place, where yieldedness to God frees you to become who he created you to be.

Author Bio

David G. Benner (Ph.D., York University) is Emeritus Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Spirituality at Richmont Graduate University in Atlanta, Georgia. Previously he was an associate fellow at the Centre for Studies in Religion and Society at University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. A depth psychologist, spiritual director and retreat leader, Benner has written and edited many books, including the and He is the founding executive editor of the journal

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"I receive many books to review. This is one of the most beautiful, powerful and insightful books I have ever read. Dr. Benner shares his lived experience in a way that opens for the reader the possibility of a true transformation."
"If love makes the world go around then it's clear why the world isn't doing very well. The tragic reality is that most people don't know what real love looks like, and so they spend a lifetime living with a superficial caricature of the real thing. David Benner shows us that our willingness to cultivate an intimate love relationship with God is directly related to our ability to experience a rich and meaningful love relationship with another person. If you're tired of substitutes and want to go for the real thing, if you are ready to experience deep levels of companionship and connection, then Surrender to Love is for you. "

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    Started reading this book and it's the best book to know the love of God as a friend and personal Savior.

  2. Cheryl Berto
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    Cheryl Berto
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    This is one of my favourite Christian books of all time. I can't recommend it highly enough. If you are asking yourself "is this all there is" with respect to your walk with God, this book is an excellent guide in discovering more intimacy with Him. The other 2 books in the trilogy are equally excellent!!

  3. Cheryl Berto
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    Cheryl Berto
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    This is one of my favourite Christian books of all time. I can't recommend it highly enough. If you are asking yourself "is this all there is" with respect to your walk with God, this book is an excellent guide in discovering more intimacy with Him. The other 2 books in the trilogy are equally excellent!!

  4. Randy Petersen
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    Randy Petersen

    Excellent. We were looking for a resource that would help us teach holiness without legalism. This is it. Thank you.

  5. Nancy DeWeese
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    Nancy DeWeese

    Excellent reading. Simple and very penetrating. Draws the reader into an innocence of surrender to God's love. Strongly recommend this book for those who desire to know God's love. Reminds us scripturally how God longs for this relationship with us and makes it within our grasp, as He is the One holding us.

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