Do you wonder about God’s personal love for us? Do you have a background of little to no love as a child and have always been searching for it? Are you a perfectionist with thoughts of I’m just not good enough? This book might be for you.
God’s love (and grace) has nothing to do with not living up to your own or other’s expectations. It is simple in its complexity. It has little, to nothing, to do with you/me and everything to do with the One who forgave every complex bit of ourselves on the cross. We are so wrapped up in what we think is expected that we choose to lay the burden on others and of course the media. He loves us and He wants us to converse (i.e., pray) with Him without judging ourselves or letting others judge us.
This book is really about understanding the characteristics that are not particularly valued in our society. Love, gentleness, lowliness, humility, sharing, tenderness, caring and more. We have grown up thinking self-sufficiency is of the utmost importance not realizing that the far more important concept (to use an overused cliché) is to ‘let go and let God’.
Forgiveness is another of the characteristics that is not valued. The book goes into great detail on this subject. It is impossible to be considered Abba’s Child if we do not learn to forgive. Whether it is a personal affront, abuse, a legacy of racism, or any other sin against us Jesus says to forgive just like we would be expected to be forgiven.
Abba’s Child is an excellent study in understanding how love, grace, and forgiveness work together. I highly recommend this book. It should be read by and on the bookshelves of every believer.
One last thought…Let yourselves be loved!
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