Love Beyond Reason
In a world that cries to be loved, has God's love impacted you? John Ortberg pulls back the curtains of misconception to reveal what you've always hoped and always know had to be true. God's love is waiting to flood...
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In a world that cries to be loved, has God's love impacted you? John Ortberg pulls back the curtains of misconception to reveal what you've always hoped and always know had to be true. God's love is waiting to flood your life with a grace that can transform you and those around you. 222 pages, from Zondervan.
Reveals the God you've longed to encounter: a Father head-over-heals in love with you and committed to your highest joy.
1. Love Beyond Reason ^2. Love Pays Attention ^3. God Touches the Untouchable ^4. The Lord of the Second Chance ^5. Jesus the Teacher ^6. The Contentment of Being Loved ^7. The Roundabout Way ^8. Love and Grace ^9. Being Loved Means Being Chosen ^10. Safe in Gods Love ^11. God Searches for Hiding People ^12. The Ragged God^^226 Pages^^
"Pandy" was only a child's rag doll - one arm missing, the stuffing pulled out of her. But in the eyes of the small girl who loved her, she was priceless. ^^It may not be a very sophisticated image, but in it you can glimpse God's love - love that ascribes value beyond reason, far beyond the intrinsic worth of its object. God loves you not because you're flawless, not because you're a perfect person, but just because you are. And in returning his love, he wants you to love others the same way. ^^In Love Beyond Reason, John Ortberg reveals the God you've longed to encounter: a Father head-over-heels in love with you, his child, and intensely committed to your highest joy. Ortberg takes you to the very core of God's being to discover a burning, passionate love that gives, and gives, and gives. He explores the life-changing ways this love has expressed itself through Jesus. And he shows how you, like Jesus, can love your mate, your family, your friends, and the world around you with the same practical, transforming love. ^^Using powerful and moving illustrations, Ortberg demonstrates the different characteristics of love - how it . . . ^hears the heart, touches the untouchable, delights in giving second chances, balances gentleness and firmness, teaches with wisdom, walks in grace, chooses the beloved, searches for those in hiding . . . and walks in the kind of humility that, in the person of Jesus, willingly descended from the heights to don the rags of our rag-doll humanity. ^^Dispelling your fears and misconceptions, Love Beyond Reason shows you the true character of your heavenly Father. With passion and wisdom, John Ortberg brings you face-to-face with the Love that frees and empowers you to love. ^
John Ortberg is a teaching pastor at Menlo Park Presbyterian Church in Menlo Park, California, and previously served as teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church. He is the best-selling author of Everybody's Normal Till You Get to Know Them, If You Want to Walk on Water, You've Got to Get Out of the Boat, Love Beyond Reason, and Old Testament Challenge. He has written for Christianity Today and is a frequent contributor to Leadership Journal. His most recent publications include When the Game is Over, God is Closer than you Think, and Overcoming Your Shadow Mission.
- Contents Acknowledgments 1. Love Beyond Reason 2. Love Pays Attention 3. God Touches The Untouchable 4. The Lord Of The Second Chance 5. Jesus The Teacher 6. The Contentment Of Being Loved 7. The Roundabout Way 8. Love And Grace 9. Being Loved Means Being Chosen 10. Safe In God's Love 11. God Searches For Hiding People 12. The Ragged God Sources