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The repeated refrain of Psalm 136 is that God’s love endures forever. In the words of Samuel Francis’s hymn, the ‘deep, deep love of Jesus’ is ‘vast, unmeasured, boundless, free … rolling as a mighty ocean … full of blessing’.
Indeed, ‘God is love’ (1 John 4:8, 16). This is one of the most wonderful statements in the Bible. It is a revelation of the very heart of God. However, it is also a statement that can be misunderstood or distorted when it is made to conform to cultural assumptions. With wrong definitions of love pressing in upon us, it is urgent that we rightly discern the true, biblical revelation of God’s love.
Garry Williams offers a form of inoculation against mistaken accounts that flatten the differences between divine and human love. He sets out these differences by interpreting God’s love in the midst of his trinitarian life and other divine attributes.
In each chapter, doctrinal exploration is followed by a meditation that asks questions and invites spiritual reflection, and then by a closing prayer.
This book starts with the premise that 'God is Love' (1 John 4:8) and seeks to explore just what that means. The author helps us discover the ways in which God's love is totally 'other' to that of man, helping us understand how we must not box God into our human categories. The book examines God's unchanging, Fatherly love in some detail, yet provides plenty of space for reflection and meditation throughout.
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