Many Christians have bought into the lie that we are worthy of God's love only when our lives are going well. If our families are happy or our jobs are meaningful, life is a success. But when life begins to fall through the cracks and embarrassing sins threaten to reveal our less-than-perfect identity, we scramble to keep up a good front to present to the world - and God. We cower and hide until we can rearrange the mask of perfection and look good again.
Sadly, it is then that we wonder why we lack intimate relationships and a passionate faith. Yes all this time God is calling us to take the mask off and come openly to Him. God longs for us to know in the depth of our being that He loves us and accepts us as we are. When we are true selves, we can finally claim our identity as God's child - Abba's child - and experience His pleasure in who we are.
Brennan Manning encourages readers to let go of the imposter lifestyle and freely accept our belovedness as a child of the heavenly Father. In Him there is life, our passion is rekindled, and our union with Him is His greatest pleasure.
©2008 Brennan Manning; (P)2008 christianaudio.com
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Well written with well done narration. Memorable word choices and thoughtful writing. Last two chapters primo!
"Great book. Simple truths."
This was a great book. Very simply it spells out that all we need, is to rely on the fact that we are deeply and passionately loved by the most powerful being that has ever been.
"I recommend this"
I thoroughly enjoyed this. His stories are challenging and moving. Made me want to love others like Jesus loves me.
I will read this book many more times. Really opened me up to God's love.
"It is the best! It is five star ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ "
This is all encompassing! You are Loved and Liked by God! Unconditional, Infinite Love!
"A must read all the truths you're seeking is here"
A must listen or read that's all I can say. This book uncovered so many answers to questions I've been longing for
This book was recommended to me by a counselor to me. It's a beautiful read, and for me personally Manning has taught me a lot, about how I look at myself, and how I look at others.
A lovely insight into the heart of Christ, and what it means to be a Christian. Also insightful for those who suffer from depression, or self loathing, low self esteem. A worthwhile read, or listen. Narrator does a wonderful job.
"Life changing book. Must read by every Christian."
I would recommend this book to anyone that really fully needs to understand the love of the Father. So, everyone.
The transparency of Brennan Manning is just wonderful. He is absolutely unafraid of touching on the things closest to Jesus' heart.
If the Christian community would read this book and take it to heart. The world would be an entirely different place. These writings have changed my life. Praise God for this book.
"thank you my spiritual father, Brennan. i love u"
oh my. thank you brennan. u share without pretense. i love the stories. i see why Jesus taught "in pictures" The heart sees pictures not human language. love you man. whats it like "there?"
After the last word was spoken, I sat astonished by the grace flooding my soul. This is a must read for anyone who has ever felt less than or like the heel of the church body. I'm so grateful for Brennan Manning's complete honesty and openness. If only there were more church leaders like this.
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