This book is about a competition. On one side is a dominant narrative the author believes is universal, which he calls our human “fear story.” On the other side is the competing narrative that is also universal and called God’s “love story.” “Love’s Resurrection: its power to roll away fear’s heaviest stone” is the author’s account of how human fear stories, including that which dominates the mood of today’s United (yet deeply divided) States of America, culminate in what he calls Great Awakenings of nation, church, and ourselves as individuals. Sharing his own account of three personal Great Awakenings, the author presents from his co-careers in mental health counseling and pastoral ministry a challenge for persons (however small) and communities (however large) to overcome our fear stories and live into God’s preferred love story as our truer and more influential narrative in today’s world. Purchase this title https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/loves-resurrection-daniel-k-held/1129257822
"The battle between fear and love is one we often feel. Dan Held uses a lifetime of reflection on important theological issues to argue love can win that battle! This book is chock full of insights about God, life, and hope!"
THOMAS JAY OORD, Author of The Uncontrolling Love of God, God Can't, and many more
"Maybe you and I have been there where Jesus was. Abandoned by others at the very time we craved connection. Misunderstood in terms of wanting to be with others and not 'just left alone' to get over it by ourselves. Maybe we've entered our own age of loneliness. Maybe we've felt as if we, too, were sweating blood while others were off taking it easy.
Maybe we've had our own Gethsemane moments.
And, then again, maybe we've been where Peter, James and John were. Tired. Sleepy. Oblivious to the cries of another person who we've interpreted as being 'alone' instead of 'lonely.' Maybe you and I have also been the Church asleep at the switch during someone else's worst ever time of fear, loneliness, temptation.
If so, there is hope.
There is redemption available for our Gethsemanes in this world. Redemption for us when we are living in our own age of loneliness. And redemption from us when we are called to wake up and change our own response to others during their times of fear, loneliness, and temptation."
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