Not Forsaken: Finding Freedom as Sons & Daughters of a Perfect Father
Discover the breakthrough possibility of a perfect father-to-child relationship through God's Son! For many readers today, the image of a "heavenly" version of their biological father can bring about confusion and even fear. But Giglio helps you realize that the...
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Discover the breakthrough possibility of a perfect father-to-child relationship through God's Son! For many readers today, the image of a "heavenly" version of their biological father can bring about confusion and even fear. But Giglio helps you realize that the Almighty is not a reflection of your imperfect earthly parent---he's the faultless originator of fatherhood.
:This book is for everyone who has a father.
And for all those who know what it's like to long for a father's blessing: his approval, affection and attention. It's for anyone who's ever longed to hear your dad say, "I love you. I'm so proud of you."
You may already know what it's like to live in the rays of such a blessing, to flourish in the marvelous light of a father's love. Yet, in this "fatherless generation," it's also likely you've never known the blessing of your earthly dad. The possibility of hearing the words, "I love you, I'm proud of you," may be gone-washed away by your dad's death or distance or divorce or disinterest. Your father's blessing may be mired in a pit of regret, pain or abandonment.
But here's the good news- regardless of how amazing or absent, invested or disinterested, empowering or deflating your earthly father was or is - you do have a perfect Father.
We see all throughout Scripture that God wants us to know Him as Father and wants us to live under the waterfall of His blessing.
In Not Forsaken, Pastor Louie Giglio invites us to reframe our view of fatherhood, by understanding that God is not simply the bigger version of our earthly dads, He is the perfect version of our earthly dads. And, He's inviting us to walk in freedom as loved sons and daughters of the King.
God is not the reflection of your earthly father; He is the perfection of your earthly father.
Louie Giglio was born 30 June 1958, and grew up in a Christian home in Atlanta, Georgia. He was an average college freshman at Georgia State University in 1977, that is, until one night, at 2 a.m., when he decided to devote his life to following Christ, not the college party life. He was inspired to be one of the first people to design a modern style of worship that is geared specifically toward young adults, with casual attire, expressive worship, and low-key, visually driven sermons.
Louie went on to earn a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Shelley started Choice Ministries, a Bible study at Baylor University that would become hugely popular among the student body. In 1995, when he moved back home to Atlanta, Georgia, due to his father's failing health, Louie founded a national gathering of Christian college students called the Passion Movement. From the first Passion Conference in Austin, Texas, in 1997, nearly a million university students have attended Passion-linked prayer, worship, and teaching events across the US, reaching a peak in the 17-city Passion Tour of 2008.
As part of the Passion Movement, Louie began a recording company, Sixsteps Records, which has signed and produced various Christian worship artists, such as David Crowder Band, Chris Tomlin, Matt Redman, and Charlie Hall. He also started a Bible study movement, 7:22, aimed at single adults in the Atlanta area, which would attract thousands.
Louie has authored numerous popular books, including The Air I Breathe, I Am Not but I Know I Am, Indescribable, Passion, Wired: For a Life of Worship, Lost in Wonder, and The Comeback.
In 2008, Louie announced the planting of Passion City Church (PCC) in Atlanta, and was joined in the new venture by popular Christian recording artists Chris Tomlin and Matt Redman. Prior to this, Louie had attended North Point Community Church for 13 years, Louie and his wife Shelley make their home just outside of Atlanta.