Many people search all their lives for true love. But before we can find that real, transforming love we all long for and were created by God to need, we must first understand what true love is.
this is Love directs us to the best authority on this topic, through the example of God himself. Each chapter highlights a significant aspect of God's love as demonstrated in a different period of biblical history and ends with study questions to help us to further out understanding.
After learning the character of divine love, we see then how God's love is revealed in our own lives-especially by love we show to others.
This Is Love turns to the example of God himself to teach us what love truly is by highlighting significant aspects of Gods loveincluding difficult topics such as Gods love revealed in anger.
Neil Tolsma is an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church and has served as senior pastor of Bethel Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Falls Presbyterian Church in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.
I am happy to recommend Neil's book. There are, of course, thousands of books about love, and many about the love of God. But This is Love is deeply theological as well as pastoral. It deals in a serious way with the question, "What is the love of God according to Scripture? "He understands the problem areas in the biblical doctrine, so he writes on difficult subjects like Gods love revealed in his anger. Neils theological position is solidly Reformed.
Wonderful and insightful. . . . The writing is warm and pastorally sensitive, and I believe it will resonate very well with a broad range of readers. It is a privilege to recommend this book.
"Interacts satisfyingly with how God's love is expressed throughout scripture - even on the most difficult subjects." John Frame
This gem of a book comes up on you by surprise. The reader soon discovers it is not one more book on love, but a carefully argued, wonderfully illustrated, thoroughly biblical, poetically delivered, user-friendly text on the many contours of Gods love and all that flows from it. Perfect for private devotions or for small-group discussion.
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