Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Brennan Manning - the furious longing of God

Kind of coinciding with one of on coffee's recently posted videos, I had on order for myself Brennan Manning's new book "the furious longing of God". (How could I resist a Manning book at all and especially with a title like that?) It was a moment of weakness and then I saw Mike's post and figured ... it was all good :) I had to justify it being a birthday present because....I am trying to finish the mountain of books that I have piled high next to my desk ....which I think relates to another post about "stuff stuff stuff", in light of eternity. But I envision a very large library in my mansion....despite the fact I will have all my questions answered...I love to read. Any way...after that aside...listen to the back write-up on the jacket of the book. Oh I do love Brennan. I would love to share an evening of discussion with him on this earthly plain....but alas, I fear it shall never happen....I hear him and his understanding of the love of God through his words, and his references to Scripture.

"Imagine a stormy day at sea, your ship yielding to a relentless wind, pummeled by crashing waves, subject to the awesome force of nature. A force that is both fierce and majestic. A power that is nothing short of furious.

Such is God's intense, consuming love for His children. It's a love that knows no limits and no boundaries. A love that will go to any lengths, and take any risks, to pursue us.

Renowned author and ragamuffin Brennan Manning presents a love story for the brokenhearted. For those who are burdened by heavy religion. For those who feel they never measure up. It is a provocative and poignant look at the radical, no-holds-barred love our our Heavenly Father. It is a message that will forever change how you view God."

I cannot wait to dig in!

P.S. I see Matthew has found this book as well, as I looked for a suitable picture for the book for this post...his blog posting googled on! Anyway, I guess it was just meant to be. I don't really care what negative things people are saying about Manning....I love his writing and I love him. Love of the Father, no better topic than that for me......well, let me qualify that my mind today anyway.


Walking Church said...

Be weary of 'christian book venders'.....L0L

preacherman said...

I wnat you to know that it has been a blessing comming across your blog. I have had much adversity in my life. I will visit again from time to time. Keep up the great blog. I hope and pray you have a blessed week in Christ Jesus!

Bino M. said...

I have enjoyed Brennan books. I think I will like this too...