We’ve come to view love as being “nice,” yet the kind of love modeled by Jesus Christ has nothing to do with manners or unconditional acceptance. Rather, it is disruptive, courageous, and socially unacceptable. In Bold Love, Dr. Dan Allender and Dr. Tremper Longman III draw out the aggressive, unrelenting, passionate power of genuine love. Far from helping you “get along” with others, Bold Love introduces the outlandish possibility of making a significant, life-changing impact on family, friends, coworkerseven your enemies. Learn more about forgiveness, maturity, and seeing others through Jesus’ eyes.
About the Author
Dr. Dan B. Allender received his MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary and his PhD in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University.
Dan taught in the Biblical Counseling Department of Grace Theological Seminary for seven years (1983–1989). From 1989–1997 Dan worked as professor in the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling program at Colorado Christian University, Denver, Colorado. Currently, Dan serves as Professor of Counseling Psychology and President at Mars Hill Graduate School (MHGS.edu) in Seattle, Washington.
He travels and speaks extensively to present his unique perspective on sexual abuse recovery, love and forgiveness, worship, and other related topics. He is the author of The Wounded Heart (NavPress), and has coauthored four books with Dr. Tremper Longman III, Intimate Allies (Tyndale), The Cry of the Soul (NavPress), Bold Love (NavPress), and Breaking the Idols of Your Heart (IVP). Dan and his wife, Rebecca, have three children and live in Seattle, Washington.
Table of Contents
Introduction: Forgiveness - An Intricate Mystery
PART ONE : THE BATTLEFIELD OF THE HEART
Mixed Feelings about Love - What Drives a Human Heart
Chapter 2: Taking Our Hatred Out of the Closet - Why Don't We Love Better?
Chapter 3: Stunned Into Silence - The Liberating Insult of Grace
Chapter 4: Facing a War of Hearts - How Do We Harm Each Other?
Chapter 5: Our Divine Warrior - Hope for Triumph in Battle
PART TWO : STRATEGY FOR THE WAR OF LOVE
Resume of a Warrior - Qualifications of the Heart
Chapter 7: Hungering for Restoration - A Passionate Hope of Beauty
Chapter 8: Revoking Revenge - A Merciful Invitation to Brokenness
Chapter 9: Giving Good Gifts - A Cunning Intrusion of Truth
PART THREE : COMBAT FOR THE SOUL
Loving an Evil Person - Siege Warfare
Chapter 11: Loving a Fool - Guerilla Warfare
Chapter 12: Loving a Normal Sinner - Athletic Competition
Epilogue : Bold Love - A Sword in the Heart of Death