Love Like You've Never Been Hurt: Hope, Healing and the Power of an Open Heart

Love Like You've Never Been Hurt: Hope, Healing and the Power of an Open Heart

by Jentezen Franklin, Cherise Franklin


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It's no secret that those closest to us can wound us the most profoundly. Reeling from betrayal, we build walls around our hearts to protect us from the heartache, yet these are the very walls that block us from seeing hope, receiving healing, and feeling love.

Sharing his own story of personal pain, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Jentezen Franklin shows you how to find the strength, courage, and motivation to love like you've never been hurt. Through biblical and modern-day stories, he discusses different types of relational disappointment and heartache, and answers questions such as Why should I trust again? and How can I ever really forgive?

Don't let someone else's actions control the condition of your heart. Here is everything you need to tear down your walls, work through your wounds, repair damaged relationships, and discover the power of an open heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800798666
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/04/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 71,293
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Jentezen Franklin is the senior pastor of Free Chapel, a multicampus church with a global reach. His messages impact generations through various outreaches and through his televised broadcast, Kingdom Connection. Jentezen Franklin is also a New York Times bestselling author who speaks at conferences worldwide. He and his wife, Cherise, live in Gainesville, Georgia, and have five children. Learn more at

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction 13

1 Love Matters 19

2 Love Never Fails 29

3 It Is Never Wrong to Love 43

4 Stop Keeping Score and Start Losing Count 61

5 Love Starts Here 81

6 Loving-Kindness 97

7 Fighters, Fire Starters and Peacemakers 113

8 And We Were One 127

9 Fight for Your Marriage 137

10 A Foundation That Lasts 151

11 Fight for Your Family 167

12 Love God Like You've Never Been Hurt 183

13 Keep Climbing 203

14 The King Has One More Move 215

Notes 231

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Love Like You've Never Been Hurt: Hope, Healing and the Power of an Open Heart 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is only the 2nd book that my 92 year old dad said he's completely read....that peaked my I bought the book and read it to my husband as we!! It took a while...because it sparked a lot of was awesome! Now to love like I never been hurt!! Thankyou for writing this book!
Teadrinker More than 1 year ago
If you have been around any people in your life, chances are pretty good that you have also been wounded by someone. In Love Like You've Never Been Hurt, Jentezen Franklin offers a lot of good advice for healing and loving those around us. Love Like You've Never Been Hurt would honestly be a good book for all Christians to read. Throughout the book, Franklin shares stories from life today and stories from the Bible to help readers see how to forgive those who have wounded us, how to heal from wounds, and how to love those around us in spite of past hurts and differences we may have. I have read several of Jentezen Franklin's books and I think this one is his best book yet. He seems to open up about his own challenges and to speak from the heart. I never feel like he is judging me but rather he is sitting next to the bench in life along with me and coaching me how to get through the tough stuff. His tone is encouraging throughout the book. I also like that he does encourage us to love others but he also tells us that we may have to love toxic or abusive people from a distance. As someone who has abuse in their background, I truly appreciate that he addressed those issues. I would encourage anyone and everyone to read Love Like You've Never Been Hurt. I received this book from the publisher, Chosen Books. I was not required to write a positive review.
SawJ More than 1 year ago
I feel pretty emotional after reading this lovely book. Love like you've never been hurt. An amazing collection of self help with forgiving and quotes from the Bible to help you through whatever ordeal you may be going through. Some parts even made me cry. I think we all need a little help sometimes pushing through this lot we call life. I thought the passages of the Bible clearly helped to put his amazing points about forgiveness and healing yourself across. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who has been hurt or needs some soothing words to heal. I'm going to buy this in print, it's an amazing book that you can read over and over. Thanks to netgalley and the author for a copy to read and review. This just happened to be just what God needed me to read right now. Amazing book.
AuthorAngieDent 22 days ago
If you’re looking for a fresh start right now or for the New Year, read this book! Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt is a powerful, multidimensional book that’s very well balanced. It is Real Talk! It is serious, funny, sensitive, and raw! It teaches how to heal old wounds, start over and make stronger relationships through unconditional love and forgiveness. This book will help you to: • Have a stronger marriage • Get ready for marriage • Have better friendships • Repair family relationships • Keep your family together Pastor Franklin provides practical and biblical instructions and applications to help through every phase of improvement. He makes a great connection to readers by sharing his own serious and hilarious challenges, mistakes, and family issues. Love Like You’ve Never Been Hurt is a very helpful, teaching book. I should have read it sooner! This book will guide you to a stronger, deeper relationship with God and those you love. It’s great for family and friend discussions, book clubs and small groups. I highly recommend it!
Anonymous 10 months ago
God has opened my heart through this book and taught me how to forgive again.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By the end of the first chapter, I was hungry for more! Jentzen writes truly from his heart, and his style is very personal, warm, understanding, and he uses scriptures very well throughout the book. This book speaks simply but directly to my soul, healing and guiding me where I feel stuck and "icky" in relationships. There's nothing better than using the wisdom of God in solving every day issues, very intense ones. Jentzen guides us down the path of forgiveness and release. We cannot be forgiven if we refuse to forgive. He encourages to live from a place of continual love, unconditional love, as Jesus' life exemplified for us. He clearly states that, holding on the past can be a very dangerous way to live, and is devoid of forgiveness, which releases us for the blessings of God. This book is a must read for anyone struggling with deep hurt and offense in their life. Get it, read it, digest it, live it! Thank you Jentzen. You have no idea how very personally this spoke to me. Please keep writing!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Eye opening truths about Love and forgiveness. Definitely Will recommend