Because He Loves Me
Clear word that a heartfelt desire to live a godly life flows out of a recognition of how we've been loved and transformed through Christ.
Simply speaking, love changes people. Christians, then, by definition, should exhibit the greatest transformation of all because, rightly understood and cherished, God's love makes them increasingly more like the One who has lavished hi...more
One more book in the continual stream of literature about God's love, Elyse Fitzpatrick writes a commendable but ultimately flat work on the Gospel's implications for our lives. She doesn't say much wrong but doesn't say much interesting, either.
A major problem with current Christian literature is pacing -- too long or too bloated -- and had the popular Elyse Fitzpatrick hired a more prudent editor, this could easily have been a c...more
This is the fourth book of Fitzpatrick's that I have read. I also watched her speak twice on the Liberate 2012 conference DVDs. This sampling of her work convinces me that she rather n...more
Too many Christians seem to think that the gospel is simply a set of facts you must believe in order to be saved. Ms. Fitzpatrick sets out to shatter that misconception and show how gospel truth applies to our daily circumstances.
"Let me explain what I mean. If I asked you, 'Where did the ongoing incar...more
Perhaps my favorite thing about Fitzpatrick’s work is the way that she applie...more
If anyone - anyone! - would ask me what the number one book is that I would recommend, this book would be my answer. There are not enough words to describe this book!
Elyse is a great communicator, but beyond that is what she shares. In this book she takes you back to the basics that we so easily and quickly gloss over, and in some cases, we never pay attention to in the first place. In twelve chapters you are either are reminded or discover for the first time how the gospel applies to...more
I must admit, I initially thought "I know this stuff" and my tendency was to skim....but then the power of her explanations and word picture starting jumping off the pages and dragging...more
Narrator thoughts - To be honest I found this narrator to be a bit monotone. Maybe it was just me, but she didn't seem very enthusiastic about her subject.
Book Thoughts - When I first saw this book I was excited. I thought that it would be a book about basking in the fathers love. Instead I found a long (sadly dry) book about how our father is very wrathful but has decided to love us anyway.
That's not the God I se...more
My wife was introduced to this book in a women's study last summer, and...more
I plan on re-reading this book once a year, it's so good.
I'm still not sure how I feel about the constant drum beat of total depravity... but other than that she is a wonderful author. The imperatives and indicatives chapter alone is worth reading, and re-reading.