Beloved Christian writer Brennan Manning has long been illuminating the transforming power of God's constant love for us in his bestselling books. Now he identifies self-hatred as the reason that so many of us seem unable to accept this incredible, unchanging love. By clearly examining and understanding Jesus' life, we can put self-hatred behind us forever and truly be transformed in the ways God intended.
About the Author
Brennan Manning spent his life and ministry helping others experience the unconditional love of Jesus Christ.A recovering alcoholic and former Franciscan priest, his own spiritual journey took him down a variety of paths, all of them leading to the profound reality of God s irresistible grace. His ministry responsibilities varied greatly from teacher, to minister to the poor, to solidary reflective. As a writer, Brennan Manning is best known as the author of the contemporary classics, TheRagamuffin Gospel, Abba s Child, Ruthless Trust, The Importance of Being Foolish, Patched Together, and The Furious Longing of God.
“What a wonderful antidote to all the evil done in the name of Jesus.”
-Philip Gulley, author of Christmas in Harmony
“...Scorchingly prophetic, breathtakingly transparent, and extravagantly tender. I’m glad I got to learn from him.”
-John Ortberg, author of Everybody's Normal Til You Get To Know Them
“The single chapter on ‘Healing Through Meal Sharing’ was worth the price of the book.”
-Bill Hybels, Senior Pastor of Willow Creek Community Church and author of Courageous Leadership
“[C]ompelling . . . .Manning’s book offers a radical portrait of discipleship for the modern church.”
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Manning effectively leads readers on a journey of understanding and overcoming self-hatred.”
-CCM Magazinen (Editor's Pick)
“Manning does a good job of pointing Christians in the right direction by giving a glimpse of Jesus’ love.”
“The author’s obvious integrity, honesty and sincerity are as convincing as his arguments.”