Thursday, April 1, 2010
Because He Loves Me: A Book Review
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 his love on them.
This truth is meant to tell believers who they are, their purpose and destiny, and how to faithfully persevere in their struggles against all opposition. But sometimes people lose sight of this. Because He Loves Me restores that vision, reminding Christians of their true identity as beloved children of God—adopted by the Father, espoused to the Son, and empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Christianity is not a self-improvement program but a transferring of identity and growth, accomplished in history through Christ and in our daily lives through his Spirit. This book explores and celebrates these truths in an unforgettable way. Study questions and invitations for deeper discovery conclude each chapter.
You can read an excerpt of this book here (in PDF format)
Check out the official Because He Loves Me website here.
About The Author:
Elyse M. Fitzpatrick is not only a retreat and conference speaker but also a staff counselor at Grace Church in San Diego, which is part of the Sovereign Grace family of churches. She holds a Master’s in biblical counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary, has nearly twenty years in biblical counseling experience, and has authored nearly a dozen books. She is also the head of Women Helping Women Ministries.
I have had the pleasure to previously read Love to Eat, Hate To Eat by Elyse Fitzpatrick, and so was very excited when I had the opportunity to read and review this book. Because He Loves me challenges the reader to really let the love that Christ has for us reach us deep down, so our lives can be changed forever. Many of us, myself included, have been Christians for many years, but have fallen into a rut with regards to our faith journey! This book will totally rev you up to live on fire for the Lord once again. Whether you are a new Christian, someone questioning the Christian faith, or you have been a believer for many years, you will be impacted by this book! It is packed full of scripture and concrete steps for us to apply to our lives and let God change us! I highly recommend this book and give it a HUGE thumbs up!
BUY IT: You can pick up Because He Loves Me at your favorite local Christian Bookseller. It is also available online at Amazon.com and Amazon.ca
***Thank you to Debbie at Sidedoor Communications and Crossway Publishers for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***