Abundantly illustrated with stories, this book investigates how true and radical trust can transform everything in our lives. No matter where we are on our path of discipleship, Manning encourages us to shed the limitations of fear, shame and doubt through complete reliance upon God. The way of Ruthless Trust is not an abstract theory; it is that ...
Abundantly illustrated with stories, this book investigates how true and radical trust can transform everything in our lives. No matter where we are on our path of discipleship, Manning encourages us to shed the limitations of fear, shame and doubt through complete reliance upon God. The way of Ruthless Trust is not an abstract theory; it is that very practical and demanding path that each of us must follow in response to God's love.
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Great condition, just as described! Thank you ! One of my all time favorite books, it always disappears from my shelf being lent out. :)
Aug 25, 2011
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Several years ago a friend gave me a copy of this superb inspiring book. I recently started re-reading it - in short installments so I could really ponder.
I bought two additional copies here to pass on to other friends.
Cant praise book higher than that! :-D
Publishers Weekly, 2000-09-22 Manning, the Catholic-priest-turned-itinerant-evangelist who penned The Ragamuffin Gospel, perceptively addresses the intricacies of trusting God, arguing that to trust in God is to bring God joy. He distinguishes this from intellectual assent to Christian teachings and proposes that when Christians add hope?the belief that God will do them good?to faith, then they trust. He acknowledges the problems of evil and pain that make trust difficult, but calls readers to trust God despite these circumstances. The God in whom Manning urges trust is both transcendent in glory and immanent in Christ. Manning suggests that gratitude is the prerequisite to trust, and grateful trust becomes the antidote to both self-flagellation and self-pity. Because the trust he proclaims is so complete, so perfect, Manning calls it "ruthless." The term ragamuffin, made famous in his earlier title, refers to the brokenness and spiritual poverty of people who need God. Although the titular word threatens a too-precious approach, Manning is in fact intellectually strenuous, and the book highly readable; he tells stories and draws upon religious writers from medieval saints down to such present-day authors as Philip Yancey, Dallas Willard, Frederick Buechner and Richard Foster. (Foster provides the foreword.) Fans of those authors should also appreciate Manning's work, finding his call to ruthless trust both commanding and challenging. (Oct.) Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.
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