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Bold Love Discussion Guide Dan B. Allender

Bold Love Discussion Guide

Dan B. Allender

Published May 1st 1992
ISBN : 9780891096818
Paperback
72 pages
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IF CHRIST HAD PRACTICED THE KIND OF LOVE WE ADVOCATE NOWADAYS, HE WOULD HAVE LIVED TO A RIPE OLD AGE. Weve come to view love as being nice. Forgiving and forgetting. Yielding to the desires of others. Yet the kind of love modeled by Jesus Christ hasMoreIF CHRIST HAD PRACTICED THE KIND OF LOVE WE ADVOCATE NOWADAYS, HE WOULD HAVE LIVED TO A RIPE OLD AGE. Weve come to view love as being nice. Forgiving and forgetting. Yielding to the desires of others. Yet the kind of love modeled by Jesus Christ has nothing to do with manners or unconditional acceptance. Rather, it is shrewd. Disruptive. Courageous. And, as a result, socially unacceptable.In Bold Love, Dr. Dan Allender and Dr. Tremper Longman III draw out the aggressive, unrelenting, passionate power of genuine love. Far from helping you get along with others, Bold Love introduces the outlandish possibility of making a significant, life-changing impact on family, friends, coworkers-even your enemies.Bold love is anything by passive, writes Dr. Allender. It is unpredictable, cunning, and creative. It is a violation of the natural order of things. In many cases it will unnerve, offend, disturb, or even hurt those who are being loved. But in the end it will also compel them to deal with the internal disease that is robbing them (and others) of true beauty.So if it feels like youve turned the other cheek so many times your head is spinning, its probably time to take a second look at your practice of love. Because theres nothing redemptive about a love that just accepts people for who they are.Original, profound, and dazzling!-Brennan Manning, author of The Ragamuffin GospelIt will change your life.-Steve Brown, president, Key Life Network, and professor of preaching, Reformed Theological SeminaryIll read it again and again.-Dr. Raymond Dillard, professor of Old Testament, Westminster Theological SeminaryThe best modern book on love Ive ever read.-Dr D. John Miller, director, World Harvest Mission, and author of Come Back, BarbaraA feast!-Mike Mason, author of The Mystery of Marriage