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The key to spiritual and emotional health is to grasp the truth of God's transforming love for us and then let that reality influence our own hearts and relationships. It seems simple, but we are experts at complicating simple things. Instead of living lives characterized by love we find ourselves trapped in cycles of shame, violence, and addiction that steal our joy and keep us from loving others--so much so that, by all indications, Christians are living no differently than anyone else when it comes to abuse rates, use of pornography, alcohol and drug addiction, and more.
Christian psychiatrist Dr. Timothy Jennings wants to release us from this prison. With powerful illustrations from case studies and from Scripture, Jennings shows believers who are stuck in addiction, violence, fear, and broken relationships how to experience true freedom through God's transforming love to experience greater health, fulfillment, and well-being.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)|
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Table of Contents
Heart Disease in Christianity: There Is Something Wrong 13
The Infection 23
Growing Past the Rules 47
Spiritual Failure to Thrive 67
Law, Love, and Healing 89
The Evidence 101
Love and Worship 123
Love and the Institution 137
Rituals, Metaphors, and Symbols 157
The Little Theater 177
The Power of Love and Truth 203
Law or Love in the Real World 221
God's Action in the Old Testament: Love or Law? 237
Love and Eternal Judgment 259
Appendix A Summary of God's Design Laws 281
Appendix B Another Resource-The Remedy 287
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Timothy R. Jennings, MD invites you to experience, share in and share with all the world—the Knowledge of God—a.k.a. the Gospel—the saving cure procured by the Son of God—the very key to salvation and key to His imminent return!
This book was very incredibly writing and compelling to read with also had a inspired and more understand deeply leave of Love from heart and every area of your life. The world that we are all living have been change the way we live and the way we are through and that will affect to all of us to trapped in cycles of shame, violence and addiction the steal of our joy, happy and that will keeping us away of love and other as well. The story of this book will the key of helping and healing to a healthy heart and learning from start to giving love to someone deeply from your heart and as we will received the love back because of the transformed heart, loving both God and other is the most power of happiness of living. I highly recommend to everyone must to read this book. “ I received complimentary a copy of this book from Baker Books for this review “.
Have you ever wondered what the term “God is love” really means and how it is supposed to shape not only our knowledge of him, but how it is to shape our hearts as well? Dr. Timothy Jennings has approached this idea and covers it nicely through a well thought out and superbly presented writing. The synopsis of this book is summed up nicely on the back cover: “Dr. Jennings exposes a single idea, misunderstood and deeply rooted within Christianity, that has prevented millions of believers in God from experiencing the freedom and healing of His unfailing love.” I would conclude this book did very well with meeting the expectation laid forth on the above statement. Coming from the perspective of a psychiatrist Dr. Jennings presents 7 levels of thought which define the outlook of Christians. His belief is that most Christians live in level 1-4 which defines God’s actions in our lives under imposed law. This is defined by a faith that has not matured to understanding the principle of design law, that God is love and this defines his actions toward us. Though I have some reservations to fully adopting this scale, I see the validity within it and understand the complexities it holds as well. Over all this book carried well and did not seem to drag on from one chapter to the next. I can’t recommend this to everyone as your next read, but I do suggest if you see God as the one who is watching your every move hoping to catch you slip up so he can judge you, give this a read and hopefully you will gain a new perspective. *I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. These are my personal thoughts.