Jesus said we'd be known by our love, not our manners. Rather than helping you "get along" with others, this profound and original book introduces a creative new way of relating - one that has the capacity to make a...
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Jesus said we'd be known by our love, not our manners. Rather than helping you "get along" with others, this profound and original book introduces a creative new way of relating - one that has the capacity to make a significant, life-changing impact on all those you come in contact with. 319 pages, from NavPress.
IF CHRIST HAD PRACTICED THE KIND OF LOVE WE ADVOCATE NOWADAYS, HE WOULD HAVE LIVED TO A RIPE OLD AGE. We've come to view love as being nice. Forgiving and forgetting. Yielding to the desires of others. Yet the kind of love modeled by Jesus Christ has nothing to do with manners or unconditional acceptance. Rather, it is shrewd. Disruptive. Courageous. And, as a result, socially unacceptable. In Bold Love, Dr. Dan Allender and Dr. Tremper Longman III draw out the aggressive, unrelenting, passionate power of genuine love. Far from helping you "get along" with others, Bold Love introduces the outlandish possibility of making a significant, life-changing impact on family, friends, coworkers-even your enemies. "Bold love is anything by passive," writes Dr. Allender. "It is unpredictable, cunning, and creative. It is a violation of the natural order of things. In many cases it will unnerve, offend, disturb, or even hurt those who are being loved. But in the end it will also compel them to deal with the internal disease that is robbing them (and others) of true beauty." So if it feels like you've turned the other cheek so many times your head is spinning, it's probably time to take a second look at your practice of love. Because there's nothing redemptive about a love that just accepts people for who they are.
This lay ministry counseling guide is a good leader resource for women's ministries or personal use.
Learn how to address your own needs so you can effectively help others, take people to Jesus without taking on responsibility for their burdens, and balance a counseling ministry with your other priorities.
Offer true biblical hope to other women in the face of heartaches.
Dan B. Allender (PhD.,counseling psychology, Michigan State University) is a fly fisherman who also serves as professor of counseling and president of Mars Hill Graduate School in Seattle, Washington. He taught previously at Grace Theological Seminary and Colorado Christian University. A speaker and writer, his books include The Healing Path, To Be Told, How Children Raise Parents, The Wounded Heart and Leading with a Limp. With Tremper Longman, he wrote Bold Love, Cry of the Soul, Intimate Allies and Intimate Marriage Bible Studies.