Love in Hard Places
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.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - tim.sherrod - LibraryThing
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
LOVE AND ENEMIES BIG AND SMALL
LOVE AND FORGIVENESS THINKING ABOUT BASICS
LOVE AND FORGIVENESS TWO HARD CASES
LOVE AND THE DENIAL OF THE GOSPEL