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The Pursuit of God. Craig Cooper. To Heaven and Back. Mary C. Eugene H. The Reason for God. Sarah Young. Go Set a Watchman. It was time to fully accept my ragamuffinness and let God love me anyway.
Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat-Up, and Burnt Out
Though I have known this to be true, I had forgotten that the gospel was for me even after salvation was assured. Through the book, the picture of the Prodigal Son story spoke to me again in a new way. I am currently estranged from my children because of my ragamuffinness.
They are refusing to associate with me until I "stop sinning. I want them to drive up and come home to me. But I came to realize in reading this book that I was hoping to "clear the air" when and if they do show up.
Now I know that my only response will be gratitude, openness and kisses of kindness and thankfulness. I have no right to ask for more from them or from Abba. I will say, "All is forgotten.
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Come into the house. I'll likely buy a dozen copies just to keep on hand for anyone who seems to need a cool drink of living water from the Master Himself. I will come back to The Ragamuffin Gospel again and again when I need that living water to wash over me. I am grateful to Brennan Manning for penning this book. The Spirit still moves in illuminating the purity of God's grace.
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May it always be. View 2 comments. Mar 18, Nick rated it it was amazing Shelves: own. Such a good book! Mar 04, Barnabas Piper rated it it was amazing. Well, all the recommendations I received for this over the years were correct with a bullet. What a magnificent book. Some books teach. Some books inspire. Some books reveal.
This did all that, but what it really did was help me love Jesus more and know the love of Jesus more. I loved Manning's bluntness and ability to incisively get to the heart of grace and God's love.