Monday, February 21, 2011

Book Review ~ Love: Cultivating Spirit-Given Character//a six-week study

I love my new car.
I love the book that I just finished!
We love the movie that we just saw.
Oh my gosh I love your shoes!

But is this really love? In the book Love: Cultivating Spirit-Give Character explores the first Fruit of the Spirit.

My Review:

First off...I really enjoyed reading this book/study.  My favorite part actually came in the introduction.  He states, "Paul listed it first because it is a prerequisite for the other fruits of the spirit.  Without love, there is no joy, peace, patience, and so on.  Without God's love, we can never live up to our God-given potential."  This is so true and yet so forgotten!  Without love we have nothing.  This book/study was designed to be used in a group format but can also be used as an individual study.  In this study you will explore different aspects of this fruit.  Some of the aspects covered are Love Forgiveness, Love--Unconditional Longing of God and Love--God's Passion for His World.  Truly an amazing study and I can't wait to use it with my Sunday School class.  I would recommend this study to or individual.

From the back cover:  
Love.  It's perhaps the most overused and misused word in our language today.  We love our cars.  We love sports.  We love Montana in the spring.  Somehow, we've come to understand love as a feeling that ebbs and flows or a "place" in life we're fortunate enough to land.  Yet the Bible paints a dramatically different picture of love.

Love is a characteristic of God.  Calvin Miller invites us to dive deeper into the biblical concept of love as the result of the Holy Spirit dwelling in us -- illuminating and transforming every selfishness so we can begin to reflect the image of Christ.

Love is one of the nine studies in this significant series on the fruits of the Spirit by author Calvin Miller.  Each six-week study guide is designed to focus your spiritual life on being like Christ by thoroughly exploring a different fruit of the Spirit.

You can get this book by either clicking the link provided below or by shopping my Amazon Store which is a tab above.  Enjoy!

Disclosure: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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