Wednesday, May 6, 2009

the furious longing of God

In the furious longing of God, Brennan Manning spurs the reader into a deeper understanding of God's love for us and he challenges us to receive that love.

"Until the love of God that knows no boundary, limit, or breaking point is internalized through personal decision; until the furious longing of God seizes the imagination; until the heart is conjoined to the mind through sheer grace, nothing happens...The wild, unrestricted love of God is not simply an inspiring idea. When it imposes itself on mind and heart with the stark reality of ontological truth, it determines why and at what time you get up in the morning, how you pass your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, and who you hang with; it affects what breaks your heart, what amazes you, and what makes your heart happy."

Pick up a copy of this book, it is not a long book - 136 pages - yet it is an inspiring read that aptly recognizes that,

"Perhaps the gut issue is not how much theology we have studied or how much Scripture we have memorized. All that really matters is this: Have you experienced the furious longing of God or not?

This very question provoked the brilliant Karl Rahner to prophesy: In the days ahead, you will either be a mystic (one who has experienced God for real) or nothing at all.

In times of persecution, theoretical Christianity will collapse."

The author of The Ragamuffin Gospel and Abba's Child has poured forth his heart once again for us to share in his experiences and understanding. Read the furious longing of God and let me know what you think.

2 comments:

Bola said...

I haven't read the book yet, but this gives me a desire to read it.

thanks

Bola

MistiPearl said...

Hello Bola,
Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what your thoughts when you have completed the book...
Sincerest blessings,
~mp:)