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Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality by David G. Benner (2003-05-28) Mass Market Paperback – January 1, 1802
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I know that David's experience also confirms me. It will do the same for you as well; just confess to God completely who you really are, hold back nothing, empty the false you and receive from Him Life Eternal. Good News; it is true, It really is. Praise God. Perhaps the most revealing truth, so well covered in this beautiful book, is this; it is not in our own righteousness that we come into transformation, but rather it is in our brokenness,in our realization of emptiness. We can call upon Our Lord, not in a spirit of bargaining, but rather with our confession, with our broken and contrite heart. We are in no way deserving of the unconditional love of God.;
As such, when He came to me, it was sheer JOY that I experienced, as His Love was filling my aching and empty heart. Now I just want to only be what He wants me to be. I am His and He is mine. We are connected unto God by His Love and neighbor as well in Christ Jesus our LORD and SAVIOR. That requires death to the natural inner man first, then and only then can anyone assume as the Gift of God, our true self in Him. 1st Corinthians 6:17.
There are not enough words to express my Joy in knowing God, not just about Him. There is no easy way, only by sharing in His death in an experiential death with Him, are we able "tot", not an error, tot really is a word, and in this case used as ( movement towards God as a small child ) as we really begin to know Him. This book is a classic. 5 star+, Read it until you understand the truth written therein.
The book is a trilogy of sorts (the second book being The Gift of Being Yourself and the third book being Desiring God’s Will). In Surrender to Love, Benner discusses the concept of Godly love and how the ultimate surrender (the death of Jesus Christ, God’s only son) provides this love for us. We have a tendency to believe that God loves us based on our merits…if we do well then God loves us more…if we don’t do well morally then God doesn’t love us as much. This concept has caused many a people to fear God in an unhealthy way.
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Without any acknowledgement of the huge, massive issue of human suffering, this book is, for me, pretty darn useless.
God is love, and he intends for us to live in His love. Surrendering to love leads to an unexpected place, where yieldedness to God frees us to become who He created us to be."
This powerful book opened by heart and mind to understand and recognize God's love for me in a deeper way, creating greater faith in His care for me and making it easier to trust and obey Him. I highly recommend it.