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God's Love: Better Than Unconditional

(CCEF Minibooks)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  37 ratings  ·  6 reviews
?God's unconditional love.? Sounds nice, but is it enough? Is there more to God's love? Describing unconditional love as detached ?blanket acceptance? and ?benign affection, ? David Powlison challenges our common assumption about the nature of God's love. Although wonderfully accepting, divine love is also intrusive, intimate, personal, and active. Instead of simply loving ...more
Paperback, 16 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by P & R Publishing
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Bob Wolniak
Dec 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Helpful, very brief tool for those wrestling with understanding God's love, especially those that cling to superficial, cliched or inadequate notions of what God's love means. This clarifies four aspects where we can use the phrase unconditional and four additional biblical improvements which help us see God is not complacent but even willing to be intrusive in our lives, a fuller understanding of grace which conveys the idea that God is redeeming and transforming our lives not merely tolerating ...more
Stephen Watkinson
Dec 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
A really helpful little book in showing how inadequate it is to talk of "unconditional" love when referring to God's love, which is so much more. Worth the quick read.
Pam
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A quick, concise read that challenges us to go beyond the term "unconditional" when attempting to describe God's love, and in turn, the sort of love we are to have for one another. Powlison looks at four truths that we are trying to capture in the term "unconditional" and four biblical improvements on the term. He concludes that God's love is "contraconditional" -- contrary to what I deserve, God loves me, and He loves me enough to want to see me change. I'm free to change -- not so that I can e ...more
Ricky Smith
Oct 29, 2016 rated it liked it
Are really good little booklet. Powlison rightly explains in fifteen pages; God's love is better then unconditional, because Christ was the cost.

Well worth the read. Even more so, buy ten and give them away.
Eli
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
God doesn't only love you as you are, but He loves you too much to leave you as you are.
Mark A Powell
Nov 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Insightful but tiny book. A sound introduction to deep issues, sadly lacking time for digging.
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David Powlison, MDiv, PhD, is Executive Director of CCEF and a counselor with over thirty years of experience. He has written many books and minibooks, including Seeing with New Eyes; Speaking Truth in Love; and The Biblical Counseling Movement, and is the editor of The Journal of Biblical Counseling.

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