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The God Who Loves You

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God's love is the subject of Peter Kreeft's imaginative and thoughtful book (a revised and updated version of his book Knowing the Truth of God's Love). With unusual clarity, Kreeft points out that the man or woman who begins to glimpse the God who is Creator, Redeemer, and Lover of our souls, will never be the same. He describes Scripture as God's love story and then tell ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published November 1st 2004 by Ignatius Press (first published 1988)
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May 26, 2009 Wanda rated it 4 of 5 stars
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I read this book while I was at a weekend retreat. I very much enjoy Kreeft's writing style, and this book was no exception. I have read several books on this topic lately, and this was a good recap and complement. Kreeft also has a rather irreverent way of saying things which makes me remember them. A favorite from this book was "If you were on trial for the crime of being a Christian, would there be enough evidence to convict you?" Well?
This is a book that can only be read slowly, because although Peter Kreeft tries hard to be plainspoken, he's dealing with profundities here. On re-reading this late-eighties classic, I was struck by (among other things) how Kreeft anticipated Pope John Paul II's "theology of the body."

Kreeft's logic is sometimes infuriatingly comprehensive, but then he's a professor of philosophy -- why wouldn't it be?

Some of the images in this book stick in memory for all the right reasons. Think of the cross
Frida Li
It is a wonder that such a little book contains so much!
Kyle McManamy
Such a great book. For those unfamiliar with Kreeft, he is a Catholic philosophy professor at Boston College. He has an appreciation for mystic writers and writing which I think is a healthy one, if you can take his meaning. Sometimes he will say things which sound heretical, but they aren't. I was trying to quickly finish, but one doesn't just sprint through a botanical garden.
Great book about God's love. Kreeft does an excellent job of explaining the idea that "God is love" and also explaining what agape really is. A lot of the book focuses on how God's love is the answer to every problem in this world, and there were a lot of points/ideas that I had never really thought about before.
I read the original version of this book more than a decade ago, but would like to re-read it in the new expanded edition. Kreeft is typically a thoughtful and reliable guide in theological and philosophical matters.
The heart leading the head into a sweet blend of left-brain/right-brain thinking with the philosophical/theological married with the mysticism and mystery of God's love.
Charles Bell
May 20, 2009 Charles Bell rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
Concise and to the point but well grounded in theology and scripture.
This book contains some good theology, but isn't one of Kreeft's best page-turners.
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Peter Kreeft is a Catholic apologist, professor of philosophy at Boston College and The King's College, and author of over 45 books including Fundamentals of the Faith , Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about Heaven , and Back to Virtue . Some consider him the best Catholic philosopher currently residing in the United States. His ideas draw heavily from religious and philosophical tradition, ...more
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“So nothing can be ours by right, by nature, or by necessity. But one thing is mine by my free choice: the self I give away in love. This is the thing even God cannot do for me. It really is my choice. God can love, but He cannot compel my free love. If it is compelled, it is not free. If it is free, it is not compelled.” 1 likes
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