Love is easy to give when you are getting it back. Are we still called to God’s plan of how to love when we are getting none in return? Shauna Shanks’s brave journey through obedience reveals the outcome of when we dare to follow God’s ludicrous outline for love as described in 1 Corinthians 13.
Wrecked with news of her husband’s affair and his request for a divorce, Shauna finds herself urgently faced with a decision. Does she give up and divorce her husband and move on, or does she try to fight for her marriage? The former choice seems to contradict God’s plan for how to love, such as “love never gives up,” “love is patient,” and “love is kind.”
Taking God at His word and assuming the love chapter was really meant to be followed literally word by word, she not only finds herself falling in love with her spouse again, but also falling in love with Jesus, which changes everything.
First Corinthians 13 presents an audacious, illogical, and irrational context of how to love, meant to be applied to every marital context not just the fairytale marriage. If God’s instructions seem illogical and audacious, you might just expect the same kind of results in return!
This book is not air-brushed. It was written in the midst of the author’s deepest trauma, and she purposefully did not edit out her mistakes and failures during that season. This book will resonate with women who do not feel like the picture-perfect Christian woman with the fairytale life and marriage.
A Fierce Love is the story of a train wreck and reaching out to God not in the calm but in the chaos and finding hope for the future.
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About the Author
Shauna Shanks is a wife, mother, and entrepreneur. She started Smallfolk, a health food café, out of her passion for health and fitness. She graduated from Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas, with a focus on world missions. Shauna and her husband, Micah, who is a police officer, have been married for more than a decade, and they live with their three boys on an Ohio farm. www.shaunashanks.com
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Naked Man 15
Chapter 2 The Start of Death 19
Chapter 3 God Speaking 27
Chapter 4 Crushing 31
Chapter 5 The Love Filter 37
Chapter 6 Suffer the Children 45
Chapter 7 One-Way Glass 49
Chapter 8 Blatant Indifference 55
Chapter 9 Breadcrumbs 63
Chapter 10 Aaron and Hur 75
Chapter 11 Exodus 81
Chapter 12 The Power of Words 93
Chapter 13 "It's Over" 99
Chapter 14 New Mercies 107
Chapter 15 Lavish Love 111
Chapter 16 This is War 119
Chapter 17 Up and Running 127
Chapter 18 Basking 135
Chapter 19 Micah 143
Chapter 20 Bluffer 151
Chapter 21 The Pursuit 159
Chapter 22 Forgiveness 163
Chapter 23 The Golden State 169
Chapter 24 Spiritual Warfare 177
Chapter 25 A Heart of Flesh 191
Chapter 26 Intimacy 197
Chapter 27 Lord of the Ring 203
Chapter 28 Emotions 207
Chapter 29 Good Common Sense 213
Chapter 30 Immeasurably More 227