Find out exactly where you are in Christ Jesus, Brennan Manning revels with pen and paper what all Christians go thru in their walk with Christ. I dare say if you are strong enough to look at yourself, and grasp onto the truth about yourself, you will have a great heaviness lifted off you by seeing just how much Jesus loves you. Go ahead, take a peek, read the book, see what True Love is all about.
Ragamuffin Gospel was a reading that I would recommend to others especially young people. It presented the Gospel message in the most simple yet profound way. I especially enjoyed the spiritual retreat section. This section gave a lot of inspirational insight to help during anyone's hour of meditation and prayer. It gave a clear picture of living in the liberty which Christ has given us without one feeling inadequate for the Kingdom. It teaches one to live the life of righteousness with simplicity. I thank God that my mother in ministry recommended this book a long time ago; however I was not able to obtain a copy at that time but I certainly am glad that Blogging gave me the opportunity to gain a copy and review the book. I highly recommend this book. "I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review".
Manning does a remarkable job revealing the true nature of grace. It's not an easy sell for many of us who have been raised to think that God is sitting in a cloud keeping score, hoping we are good enough to join Him someday. God's love is pretty tough to describe, but this book does it better than any other I have encountered.
One more thing . . . God does not hate anyone, especially not us "sinners." Romans 5:6-8 is the perfect scripture: 6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. 7 Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. 8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (1)
Buy this book. It's the truth!
(1) The Holy Bible: New International Version. 1996 (electronic ed.) (Ro 5:6-8). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.