January 28: A Quick but Worthy Read

Posted: January 28, 2010 in Uncategorized

I am loving this book right now:

Though I have at least 12 other books waiting for attention, this excerpt made me buy this one and move it to the front of the pack:

I am my Beloved’s, and His desire is for me.-Song of Solomon 7:10

When you take those words personally, I mean very personally, a number of beautiful things come to pass:

  • The drumbeats of doom in your head will be replaced by a song in your heart, which could lead to a twinkle in your eye.
  • You will not be dependent on the company of others to ease your loneliness, for He is Emmanuel – God with us.
  • The praise of others will not send your spirit soaring, nor will their criticism plunge you into the pit.  Their rejection may make you sick, but it will not be sickness unto death.
  • In a significant interior development, you will move from I should pray to I must pray.
  • You will live with an awareness that the Father not only loves you, but likes you.
  • Off and on throughout the day, you will just know that you are being seen by Jesus with a gaze of infinite tenderness.

I am a witness to these truths.

Behold:  The Furious Longing of God, by Brennan Manning.  It doesn’t take long to read, but I think it might take a lifetime to truly get.

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Comments
  1. Shell Wells says:

    Wow! I must go get this book!!

  2. Tracy says:

    “The drumbeats of doom in your head will be replaced by a song in your heart, which could lead to a twinkle in your eye.”

    Twinkling eyes…
    Tracy

  3. Elyxis says:

    Sounds like an amazing book! I really want to read it!

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