Reclaiming Love: Radical Relationships in a Complex World

Reclaiming Love: Radical Relationships in a Complex World

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by Ajith Fernando
     
 

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In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul places love at the very center of what it means to embrace life in Christ. All other spiritual gifts are worth nothing in comparison. But the love explained in those verses is nothing short of radical.

 

Fernando’s pastoral work—in the midst of the cultural and ethnic tensions of Sri

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Overview

In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul places love at the very center of what it means to embrace life in Christ. All other spiritual gifts are worth nothing in comparison. But the love explained in those verses is nothing short of radical.

 

Fernando’s pastoral work—in the midst of the cultural and ethnic tensions of Sri Lanka—often brought up a very real and honest question: “Can the biblical teaching about love actually be practiced?” The answer he discovered is a resounding “yes.” The radical love of God is not only real, but it is the key to experiencing joy in the pain and suffering of this world.

 

Believers must look to the Scriptures for God’s teaching on the true nature of love, its divine origins, and its power for those who trust in Christ. This book offers reflections on the Bible’s consistent teaching on love and shares real-life experiences of learning to love in difficult situations.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310492818
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
04/02/2013
Sold by:
Zondervan Publishing
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
219,283
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Ajith Fernando (ThM, DD) served for thirty-five years as the National Director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka and now serves as its Teaching Director.  He is a Bible expositor with a worldwide ministry. Ajith studied at Asbury Theological Seminary and Fuller Seminary and spends much of his time mentoring and counseling Christian workers.  He is a visiting lecturer at Colombo Theological Seminary. 

 

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Reclaiming Love: Radical Relationships in a Complex World 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read this book in my women's small group bible study and learned so much. Ajith brings yet another incedible book.
AmandaKlopping More than 1 year ago
Reclaiming Love is nothing short of an amazing book.  I so admire Ajith Fernando for the time and prayerful thought that he must have put into writing this book.  He takes the definition of love that Paul gives in 1 Corinthians 13 and turns these few words into an in depth look at what it means to truly love your neighbor as yourself. 1 Corinthians 13 places great conviction on so many of us to be more loving.  But we all know it's not as simple as that.  Patience, kindness, perseverance, never keeping a record of wrongs - all of these things are not easy to achieve 100% of the time.  Many of us don't even feel that giving of ourselves in this manner is safe for our own self-worth.   Much to my delight, Fernando delves into each of these definitions of love in a way that stems from his years as a pastor and counselor.  He analyses their meaning in a way that is both academic and easy to understand. He then discusses how we can apply each of them in our daily lives.  This isn't a piece of fluff, either - Fernando goes into great detail.  The examples he gives are highly relevant to a number of situations - from personal life to family to work. I was especially impressed with his ability to reach out to people who are in recovery - as well as the people who work with them. This book is a jewel.  I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in becoming more Christ-like.  It's not a dust-gatherer - it's a book that a reader can return to time and time again. Disclaimer:  I was provided a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.