Number of Pages: 256
Dimensions: 8.50 × 5.50 (inches)
What do you think about when you think about God?
Some would say he’s a ruler that expects absolute loyalty and tribute. Others say God is their coach who’s only satisfied when they’ve pushed hard enough and performed to his expectations. Maybe to you he’s more like a virtual assistant you address when you’ve exhausted all other options, or an old man sitting in a cloud who’s best days are behind him, better off forgotten.
Your view of God is the most important thing about you. It informs everything about who we are and who we’re becoming. It is vital we understand this; because if we have a flawed view of God, we’ll have a flawed view of life.
What would it mean to us then if God’s desire was to be nearer to us - not a coach or a King, a genie or a distant memory, but a Father - a perfect Father who never wants you to live a day without his blessing?
In Not Forsaken, Louie Giglio points us to a God is not absent or ambivalent, but is available and affectionate, ready to shower us with his approval and love. This has radical significance for the very foundations of the Christian faith. Louie offers this promise, that our God has spanned heaven and earth to reach us.
When we take hold of this truth, we are not defined by our pasts but by the love of a perfect Father. God wants us to experience his unique, unconditional love and to live in the freedom, abundance, and blessing He freely gives. Our hearts are transformed by Him and we are free to rest in the identity, value, and plan God has given us.
You are not forsaken. You are loved. You are valued.
You are cared for by the God of the universe whose arms are strong and whose heart is good.
Louie Giglio is Pastor of Passion City Church and the Founder of the Passion movement, which exists to call a generation to leverage their lives for the fame of Jesus. Since 1997, Passion has gathered collegiate-aged young people in events across the US and around the world. Notably, in 2017, more than 55,000 students gathered for Passion 2017 in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome for one of the largest Jesus-focused collegiate events in history. Each year, Passion continues to see 18-25 year olds fill venues across the nation in pursuit of lives lived for God’s glory. In addition to the collegiate gatherings of Passion Conferences, Louie and his wife Shelley lead the teams at Passion City Church, sixstepsrecords and the Passion Global Institute. Louie is the national-bestselling author of Goliath Must Fall, The Comeback, The Air I Breathe, I Am Not But I Know I Am, and Indescribable: 100 Devotions about God & Science. As a communicator, Louie speaks at events throughout the US and across the globe. He is widely known for messages like Indescribable and How Great is Our God. An Atlanta native and graduate of Georgia State University, Louie has done post-graduate work at Baylor University and holds a master’s degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Louie and Shelley make their home in Atlanta.
In the first part of Louie's book, he warns us that you'll want to stop reading but I'm so glad I didn't. This book stirred my heart, challenged me on how to be a better father but most of all to love and adore my heavenly father.
Such a good good read!