Synopses & Reviews
God created human beings with a deep need to be loved and a tremendous capacity to give love away. Philip Carlson encourages you to discover significance in life by becoming a more loving person with a God-transformed heart.
This book provides practical tools to help you better live out Jesus' command to love.
"Carlson straddles two professional worlds as the pastor of an Evangelical Free Church and a part-time family physician. His propensity for offering compassionate care and practical counsel to church folk and patients alike shines through in this book, which exudes substantive and hopeful inspiration. Similar to Max Lucado's easy-on-the-heartstrings style, Carlson provides sound theological truth intermixed with true stories of faith-pursuing men and women. He focuses first upon understanding where love comes from as cited in 1 John 4:7 21, then explores what love looks like from the classic love passage in 1 Corinthians 13 and concludes with learning ways love grows best as found in Isaiah 58:1 12. Carlson touches on Christians' obligations to see commitments through, humbly defer to others, harness the power of a gentle spirit, sacrifice in costly ways to be kind and develop a robust trust in God. One particularly moving lesson speaks of the 'compelling agents of transformation' that the words and actions of kind people represent to a hurting, broken world. Carlson proposes that people will not listen to a Christian message until they see it first in a human life. Evangelicals from every camp will find comfort in this book, and be sparked to revive their faith after reading it." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
Passionate spirituality starts by letting God transform your heart to love like He loves. Use these practical steps for a more love-filled and love-giving life.
About the Author
Dr. Philip M. Carson has taught at Azusa Pacific University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and Keck/USC School of Medicine. He speaks to and teaches more than 10,000 people each year through denominational and professional conferences. He is a frequent speaker for the Christian Medical and Dental Association. He also pastors an Evangelical Free Church in southern California and works part-time as a family practice physician at a medical clinic in the same area.