Love in Hard Places

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Crossway, 2002 - Religion - 207 pages

Too often the Christian version of popular culture's sentimental view of love is that, of all things, Christians should be nice. After all, people ask, isn't the Church about forgiveness? Aren't Christians supposed to love others without condition?

This book not only focuses on the aspects of Christian love that are not easy--such as when it comes to loving our enemies, and even forgiving those loved ones who have hurt us--but also helps readers understand, then, what biblical love really is. As author D. A. Carson points out, thinking seriously about Christian love soon embroils us in reflection on justice, revenge, war, the authority of the state, forgiveness, hate, and much more. This book shows some of the important ways in which the love of Christians is a reflection of the love of God, and enables believers to develop an appropriate understanding of how to love in the hard places of life.

 

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a sequel to his previous book "the difficult doctrine of god," "love in hard places" seeks to show the christian how to respond to people who are hard to love. these may be the persecutors or a fellow ... Read full review

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Contents

LOVE AND THE COMMANDMENT OF GOD
11
LOVE AND ENEMIES BIG AND SMALL
35
LOVE AND FORGIVENESS THINKING ABOUT BASICS
71
LOVE AND FORGIVENESS TWO HARD CASES
87
LOVE AND THE DENIAL OF THE GOSPEL
145
LOVE AND THE INTOXICATION OF THE DILIGENT ROUTINE
175
GENERAL INDEX
197
INDEX OF NAMES
199
SCRIPTURE INDEX
201
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Page 23 - These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
Page 18 - Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.

About the author (2002)

D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1978. He is president of The Gospel Coalition, and has written or edited nearly 60 books including Scandalous, Memoirs of an Ordinary Pastor, and The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.

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