Monday, December 24, 2012

Love Isn't Selfish

I wanted to share about my friend Keri's book called Love Isn't Selfish. You can find it on Amazon in paperback and Kindle.


The description of the book as found on Amazon is:

"Because scripture tells us clearly that God is Love (1 John 4:8), we know that God, by very nature, is relational. Love is an action, emotion, state, and characteristic that requires interaction with another being. Love does not exist alone. Scripture also tells us that we have been created in God’s image (Genesis 1:27). We were created to love Him in return, though loving Him will never be forced upon us because love isn't selfish.

It is this line of thinking that leads me to the belief that the meaning of life is to learn how to love, and then teach others. Considering that our Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) is to go throughout the world and teach others about our Heavenly Father's commands (such as love God and love others; Matthew 22:37-39), we must learn first what Love is- who He is.

Every relationship we form gives us the opportunity to learn a bit more about His character in order to have a better understanding of who He really is. Marriage, family, friends, neighbors, and even enemies can teach us much about who God is and who God isn’t. This book examines multiple relationships we experience and what valuable information we can gather from those relationships about the character of Love, which is to say, the character of God. It’s about learning to be unselfish in a selfish world."

The book will be available for free on Kindle on December 25th!

3 comments:

Keri Kitchen said...

Thanks for sharing, Holly!

Trennia Hedges said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

I snatched a copy! Haven't read it yet, but looking forward to it. Looks like a great topic!

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