Review: Furious Longing of God

The Furious Longing of God by Brennan Manning

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Among books written by men, I doubt that The Ragamuffin Gospel can be surpassed in it’s influence and meaning for me. The Furious Longing of God revisits several themes from Ragamuffin, and does so in a beautiful way. This book was written from a broken heart being held together by the love of Christ.

I was affected by several messages contained in this book, and I was so sorry to see it come to conclusion.

Everyone understands that Brennan Manning was far from a saint. I think he shares his worst moments with us so we can know that the power of God’s grace is strong enough and deep enough to save even someone such as ourselves.

“This, my friends, is what it really means to be a Christian. Our religion never begins with what we do for God. It always starts with what God has done for us, the great and wondrous things that God dreamed of and achieved for us in Christ Jesus.”

In The Furious Longing of God, Manning keeps pointing us back to the cross, back to Jesus, and the divine love that He demonstrates in his teachings, life, death, and resurrection. I highly recommend this book and the spirit that one finds while reading its contents.





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