So many Christians believe God's love is fickle: when they sin, He turns away in disgust and anger. They vacillate between "He loves me" and "He loves me not" because of their behavior. That reasoning, writes Wayne Jacobsen, is as flawed as pulling petals from a daisy. Rather God's love is sturdy, enduring, and undisturbed by people's failings because God loves humankind not for what they do--but who they are. They are God's beloved creation.
The Bible offers many tender images of God to convey this very personal affection: that of a loving Father, a bridegroom, a hen that wants to gather its chicks. Consider the example of the father of the prodigal son, Jacobsen writes, or Jesus. "The cross stands as the pivotal event in opening the door for us to dwell in the Father's love. . . . When we really understand what happened there between a Father and a Son, we [will] know for certain and forever just how deep their love is for us."
Startlingly honest and empathetically written, HE LOVES ME! reveals the facts of God's relentless grace. Readers will learn how to live consciously, confidently in this love all the time. Questions for personal reflection and group discussion help make these truths practical and life-changing. Insecure Christians ready for a revolutionary relationship with God will find out just how accessible that is.
Formerly a pastor and a contributing editor to Leadership Journal, Wayne Jacobsen has written numerous books on Christianity. You can find his other books, blog, and articles at lifestream.org, and his weekly podcast at thegodjourney.com. Wayne lives in Moorpark, California, with his wife, Sara.