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God loves you, He truly does. He is better than you might think. Some people grow up with a perception of who God is. They think that God is out to punish them and that He is mad at them. That type of thinking is totally wrong. God is LOVE, but not the kind that you are used to. God is longing to be in a relationship with you and show you how much He loves and cares for you. God is not a distant, disapproving force that is difficult to please and unwilling to help. He is a loving, kind, gracious and good God. What you believe about God and yourself is indispensable to your growth and success at every level. Your view of God ultimately determines the difference between personal significance and emptiness, happiness and depression, success and failure. Examining and experiencing who God really is and what He really thinks about you is fundamental to getting unstuck from self-defeating thoughts and behaviors, dissatisfaction with yourself, and unfulfilling or harmful relationships.
God does not look at you for all of your mistakes and downfalls; He looks at you as His CHILD. He looks at you through the eyes of LOVE.
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Vendor: Harrison House
Publication Date: 2011
We all have preconceived notions of who we think God is. Many of these notions are nestled deep within us and can be traced back to our childhood and the experiences we had with what Holloman calls our "god-figures." These include parents, teachers, coaches, bosses, or anyone who has shaped our concept of authority. This can be good news for those whose god-figures were gracious and nurturing, but for those whose models were frightening, demanding, or impossible to please, the results can be detrimental.
One of the examples Hollomon uses is that of a 65-year-old man she counseled named Michael. Michael possessed business savvy and had enjoyed a productive career in a company he helped build. According to Hollomon, Michael should have been brimming with confidence, but, instead, he was dreading the days that lay ahead. Retirement was coming, and Michael's work had not only been his entire life, but also his sole source of validation. After some digging, stories of Michael's mother and her indifference to him as a child began to emerge. To compensate, Michael had spent decades seeking the approval of his colleagues. Living without that approval left a chasm in Michael's life. It was easy for Michael to transfer his mothers unkindness and lack of approval onto God. However, Romans 2:4 sets the record straight by reminding all of us that Gods love is rich in kindness, grace, and patience.
Through similar stories, Hollomon does a good job of unwrapping the truths of God's love from Scripture. Only then can we reshape our thinking and allow God to make of us all He created us to be. - Ann Sullivan, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Intensely HisDurango, COAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5EnlighteningJune 26, 2012Intensely HisDurango, COAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was very good at helping me to experience who God really is and not who others say He is. He is the God I do not have to fear and who sees me for who He created me to be. This book is very freeing and encouraging! Great for new and old believers who desire to become who God created them to be.
I have already recommended this book to many people and bought it for a friend. It is one I will reread!
Anonymousmartinezsylvia09@gmail.comAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5InspirationalJanuary 6, 2012Anonymousmartinezsylvia09@gmail.comAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5God Unwrapped: God is Love But Not the Kind You Are Used To - was a very inspirational book. It was wonderful to know the kind of God we serve. I was also able to discover that our perceptions of God come from significant people in our lives, but God wants us to tear down those perceptions. God wants us to see Him for who He really is. As I read this book it made me realize who God is. He is the creator of the constellations and of this world we live in, and He created you and I and we are good when we serve our mighty God. I would recommend this book to you it is a great book to use for a small group study or even a Sunday School Study. I received this book for free from ChristianBook.com and I was not influenced in any way.
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