First Love: Keeping Passion for Jesus in a World Growing Cold

First Love: Keeping Passion for Jesus in a World Growing Cold

First Love: Keeping Passion for Jesus in a World Growing Cold

First Love: Keeping Passion for Jesus in a World Growing Cold


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He's inviting you to sustained and unquenchable love.

Jesus is worthy of a love that burns in the likeness of His love for us. But threats to our passion for Him come with the storms and setbacks we face. With vulnerable perspective and insight, Dana Candler shares her own battles with keeping first love and how the Lord breaks in with vital truth and fresh desire to her soul—and how He yearns to do the same for you.

Discover how to overcome the enemies of holy passion and tangibly experience His love. When you do, He will consume your heart with thriving joy, delight and passion for Him, burning bright all your days.

"First Love equips you to say yes to God's invitation to a life marked by confident trust, deep-rooted joy and a love that overflows and impacts all that you do!"—JODIE BERNDT, bestselling author, Praying the Scriptures for Your Children

"This book will strengthen your confidence in the One who never starts a fire and walks away."—BOB SORGE, bestselling author, Secrets of the Secret Place

"I pray every reader of this book will be encouraged to live from the secret place of prayer so that they may also stand in the peace of God."—HEIDI G. BAKER, Ph.D., co-founder and executive chairman of the board, Iris Global

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800762568
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/17/2022
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Dana Candler is an esteemed speaker and writer. She serves as a senior leader at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City and a Bible instructor at IHOP University. Learn more at,

Table of Contents

Foreword Mike Bickle 11

Acknowledgments 15

Introduction: When First Love Seems Lost 17

1 Hearing Jesus Call Us to First Love 25

2 Returning to the Bridegroom Who Loved Us First 39

3 Embracing the Ache of Holy, Vulnerable Desire for God 57

4 Repenting of Unbelief and Recovering Confident Trust 77

5 Setting Our Hearts toward the Wilderness Pathway 93

6 Enduring God's Loving Chastening in Our Friendship with Jesus 111

7 Walking in Forgiving and Fervent Love for One Another 133

8 Overcoming the Trouble of Accusation and Betrayal 155

9 Laying Hold of the Promise of Light, Love and Joy Together 177

10 Burning with Unquenchable Love until He Comes 199

Notes 221

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