Sunday, September 25, 2011

The Perfect Love - Book Review

The title of this book is what really caught my attention.  Many people in today's world have a hard time believing that God Really loves them.  Ruth Myers addresses the reasons why people feel this way and through her own life experiences  she shares with her readers her failures as well as her victories.  The Author uses old hymns, quotes and her own words to portray her message.

I found the first few chapters of the book very interesting.  I savored many of the words that I read and began to see and feel God's love for me better than I have in a long time.  I wrote down in a journal some of the quotes that were shared and many of my favorites were from A.W. Tozer including this one:  "God is so vastly wonderful, so utterly and completely delightful, that He can without anything other than Himself meet and overflow the deepest demands of our total nature, mysterious and deep as that nature is."   She also shares many Bible verses on God's love.

I do have to say though that there were a few things that the Author says that I disagreed with.  The main thing was that she stated that we are all sinners and will always be sinners and that God gives us victories over SOME of our sins.  I strongly disagree with that statement.  When God saves the sinner they are to go and sin no more and therefore are no longer sinners.  We are then a child of God.  He can and will give you victory over ALL of your sins.   Another place in the book she tells us of a time that she was praying and she gave God "permission" to do something in her life.  She does state that she knows God doesn't need her permission, but sometimes she needs to give it to Him.  That statement just bugged me.  

So with all that said.  I guess I will give it 3 stars.  :)

**This book was given to me by Waterbrook Multnomah for free in exchange for my review.

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