If you want to finally understand how much God loves you then you MUST read this book. It truly changed my life and taught me how to trust the God we can not see but feel so strong in our hearts. I am reading the sequel "Ruthless Trust" and I have to tell you to just go ahead and get that one also. Amazing !!!
The Lord Jesus Christ warned His followers, "Beware of the false prophets, who come to you in sheep�s clothing, but inwardly are ravenous wolves (Matt. 7:15). The warning was important because Jesus later said to them: "Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves; therefore be shrewd as serpents, and innocent as doves" (Matt. 10:16). The apostle Paul, with a deeply troubled spirit and in tears, penned a similar warning: "I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock" (Acts 20:29).This is a major theme of The Ragamuffin Gospel, "trusting the love of God," because God loves you no matter what you do. There is no call to sanctification or holiness. Instead Manning excuses sin as human weakness that God will tolerate regardless of whether the sinner is repentant or not. In saying this, Manning has turned "the grace of our God into licentiousness" (Jude 4). He writes: "False gods" the gods of human understanding" despise sinners, but the Father of Jesus loves all, no matter what they do. But of course this is almost too incredible for us to accept."2 Yes, too incredible because it violates God's word: "Thou dost hate all who do iniquity" (Psalm 5:5).
This is truely an excellent book about God's saving grace. It was written, I think, for those of us who sometimes don't feel worthy of receiving God's gift. I felt so much peace after reading it. I felt closer to God.