Si Yo (If): Entonces No Conozco NADA del Amor del Calvario
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Si Yo (If): Entonces No Conozco NADA del Amor del Calvario

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What do you know of Calvary Love? This amazing booklet will help you meditate on God's love and become a channel through which God can disburse His love in the world. A little book with huge understanding about what Calvary love truly means in our everyday life. A classic.
Paperback, 79 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by Centros de Literatura Cristiana de Colombia (first published January 31st 1966)
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Lee Anne Cavin
Love this book! An easy read in terms of time commitment but not so easy in terms of reflection on my heart. Love to read and reread.
For a taste...
If I belittle those whom I am called to serve, talk of their weak points in contrast perhaps with what I think of as my strong points; if I adopt a superior attitude, forgetting "Who made thee to differ? And what hast thou that thou hast not received?" then I know nothing of Calvary love.

If the ultimate, the hardest, cannot be asked of me; if my fello...more
Dhanaraj Rajan
It is a small book with superb reflections on Love.....

The reflections start with the conditional clause IF and ends with the same conclusion.

Two Examples:

1.
"If I say, 'Yes, I forgive, but I cannot forget,'
as though the God,
who twice a day washes all the
sands on all the shores of all the
world,
could not wash such memories
from my mind,
then I know nothing of Calvary love."

2.
"If I covet any place on earth but the
dust at the foot of the cross,
then I know nothing of Calvary love."

The book can be re...more
Eyebright
Mar 04, 2013 Eyebright rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
Recommended to Eyebright by: Lisa Jacobson
This little book convicted me in so many ways and in so many areas. I decided to put a sticky note on the "ifs" that were especially meaningful to me, so that I can go through later and be reminded.

"If" is a book about true love. Not mushy, gushy, feel-good love, but hard and overwhelming love that brings victory.

Were I to give this book as a gift, I would bundle it together with The Greatest Thing In the World by Henry Drummond. If you want to learn more about love, these two books are a wond...more
Keith
Nov 30, 2012 Keith rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All
Shelves: must-read, favorable
At first glance this small book appears to be something like a poem collection but it is so much more. Throughout the second section of the book are many brief thoughts of Amy's that challenge you quickly and force you to evaluate your motives for loving others. It is a very quick read but one that will challenge you in many ways more than others that are much longer. I encourage the reader to set aside a good two or three hour period of time to read and ponder Amy's words. This book is one that...more
Monika
Jul 27, 2014 Monika added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
To live as Christ requires the watering of the Word on the heart and soul to wash and refresh it from the stench and filth of the world, the enemy, and the flesh. IF, is filled with many short, deep thoughts based on God's love letters to us that help apply the Word to our everyday moments. A great pocket size book to pull out in those few minutes before an appointment, at a red light or while catching a few minutes alone in the closet to regain focus while the children are knocking on the other...more
Nathan Good
The other Sunday, about a month ago, when we had prayer for healing I came up and was prayed over. I don't remember who, but someone prayed that I would receive a word from God, or something to that extent. After she finished her request, she left a second or two of silence and the word “Love” reverberated in my head. I knew that it was God speaking to me (this,actually, was the point in the prayer where I began to cry, that single word “love” brought the tears flowing) but I didn't know why. W...more
Lynn
This is a very small book but I would suggest reading it slowly.

I would put it in the list of Christian must reads.
Mom
She lost me on some things, but overall some wonderful insights.
Donna
Amy's "IF" is a book that is dearer to me each time I pick it up. The short "If..."s cut deep to the heart, but they are good words that both upbraid and inspire. This short volume carries a weight of understanding of what "Calvary love" truly is. I am often wounded when I read one of the short passages. Yes, I know little of Calvary love, but as Amy states, the "Searchlight of the Spirit" exposes not to "rob us of our hope," but if, "hating unlove from the ground of the heart, we cry to be deli...more
Pam Rhudy
Beautiful book about Calvary Love.
Hannah
This book is very convicting!
Chris Guerrero
In my opinion one of the greatest Christian books ever. There are parts of the IF series that I start to read and can't finish just because it's so powerful and overwhelming. It humbles me and is always a self reflecting reminder of what great character is formed from. I scan through this book easily once a week.
Susan Callahan
This book should be read every month.
Corrine
This is an amazing little book of reflections on what it means to love with "Calvary Love". It is very convicting as I reflect upon whether I am living according to these precious observations. This book would make a perfect devotional. It is humbly presented; Amy never claims to have attained to each of these areas of Calvary Love, but it is a heart yearning.
Kathleen Dixon
A very sweet little book that beautifully enunciates "love" in its purest state. I'm minded of William Blake's "The Clod and the Pebble" =
love seeketh not itself to please,
nor for itself hath any care,
but for another gives its ease,
and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.
Jennifer
Amazing book! It's not very long, but it will impact your life in a great way! Sometimes you can only read one "if" a day cause they are so thought provoking. Amy Carmichael has an amazing Testimony of God's love and grace in her life!
Christina
This is a very small book, however, one that must be read one page at a time, one day at a time to appreciate the significance of every written word. This book rests on my side table as a beautiful reminder of the importance of Calvary
Sheri
A booklet really, not even a book.
If I did this or that, I would not have Calvary love...amazing in its simplicity. Thought provoking and reminds us to surrender to the Lord who gave it ALL for us!
Victoria
Beautiful insights and words of wisdom about the love of Christ. Very convicting and powerful! A fast half hour read to or great for daily use for reminders of how you should live.
Cheryl Zelenka
Amy Carmichael is an author every Christian should know. This book is short but moving and full of wisdom.
I highly recommend this book. It would make a great stocking stuffer for Xmas.
Natalie Wickham
A short, but convicting collection of statements calling Christians to a deeper understanding of the love of God and its application in our lives.
Erin
A beautiful little book that will challenge your view on love and grace. Do you know Calvary love? Let it sweep over you through these pages.
Grete
Thought-provoking, convicting, revealing. Focuses on what it means to love as Christ loves, to live out this love.
Pam newsome
Challenges us to be tuned in to if we are loving with Calvary type love in our daily walk and attitude
Amie
This is a short book with a very powerful message. Take time to read and absorb it.
Cori
Oh that I could accomplish just one "if" in my lifetime!
Ru Fam
love this book of poems that resonate deep and linger long
Amy
One of my top 10.
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“If by doing some work which the undiscerning consider 'not spiritual work' I can best help others, and I inwardly rebel, thinking it is the spiritual for which I crave, when in truth it is the interesting and exciting, then I know nothing of Calvary love.” 23 likes
“If I am afraid to speak the truth lest I lose affection, or lest the one concerned should say, "You do not understand", or because I fear to lose my reputation for kindness; if I put my own good name before the other's highest good, then I know nothing of Calvary love.” 22 likes
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