Thursday, September 23, 2010

Redeeming Love

Ever been hurt so much that in the struggle to mend your heart and pick up the pieces you end up with a huge wall around your heart?  Ever been taken advantage of, whether it was someone you gave everything to and loved with all your heart took that love and crushed you without a look back, or by family growing up? Ever messed up over and over until you felt you didn't deserve someone's love and couldn't understand why they chose you.  You become broken and hard deep down, choosing to be hard on the inside than rather risk feeling and ultimately hurting, because you've learned that those you love were able to deceive you and will hurt you..... Then read this book.

I just started reading this book last night, and couldn't put it down until 4am.  I feel like it resonates with everyone on some level, it does with me.  That despite our brokenness and things we've done or hardness of our hearts, God loves us and won't give up on us.  It's a fiction and great read so don't think of it as a typical "Christian" book.  It is just real, the real struggle in our hearts and minds.

"Love one another as He loves. Love with strength and a purpose and passion and no matter what comes against you. Don't weaken. Stand against the darkness and love."

1 comment:

  1. I read this book in high school and I loved it so much! I am so glad someone else has enjoyed it too! Great recomendation!