Saturday, October 11, 2008

Godly Love by Stephen G. Post

Godly Love: A Rose Planted in the Desert of Our Hearts

In this uplifting new book, author Stephen G. Post explores the mysteries and the wonder of Godly lovethe all important love that is at once personal, unconditional, unlimited, generative and omnipresent. The title alludes to Isaiah 35, to the way in which Godly love is said to plant a rose in our hearts precisely when we feel most like a dry desert with no more love of our own to give. Post draws on his own life experiences as well as his work at the Institute for Research on Unlimited Love, as he intersperses personal anecdotes with spiritual truths and research on human happiness. In the process, he defines the concept of Godly love and illustrates how important it can be in our livesnot only emotionally and spiritually but physically as well. Godly love, he writes, is the only foundation in the universe that we can really lean on. We all have deserts in life, so we all need Godly love. Without it, the downward slide to cynicism, hostility and cool indifference can be all too easy. These meditations on the subject will nurture our confidence in the power of a love that is greater than our own, when we need it most.

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press (September 26, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1599471515
  • ISBN-13: 978-1599471518

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