One Way Love {Book Review}

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One Way Love

Real life is long on law and short on grace — the demands never stop, the failures pile up, and fear sets in. Life requires many things from us — a stable marriage, successful children, a certain quality of life. Anyone living inside the guilt, anxiety, and uncertainty of daily life knows that the weight of life is heavy. We are all in need of some relief.

Bestselling author Tullian Tchividjian is convinced our world needs a fresh encounter with grace.

I know this is so true for me personally. I have been feeling that pressure lately! My blog is a good example of that. I feel like there are so many standards or expectations. Plus, everybody expects something different. I don’t use enough scripture in my posts or have enough faith-based posts. I don’t have the right amount of content or enough of a specific type of content. My stats aren’t enough. I’m not interactive enough on my social media accounts. My pictures aren’t good enough. Etc. It’s exhausting, and it wears me down. There are days I don’t even want to do it. It’s all too easy to forget why I do it – for Him. This is what He has called me to do as a means to help support our family as well as bless others. And He loves me unconditionally.

One Way Love is not only a reminder of God’s grace, but is also the straight forward truth of this “one way love.” We don’t earn it – it’s a gift. The price has already been paid. All we have to do is accept it. Are we too caught up in “life” to accept it? I know I can be. I can be hard on myself. I have been so blessed by One Way Love because it reminded me to just let go and accept God’s grace.

Don’t get me wrong, I knew about grace, and I knew it was unconditional, but One Way Love really opened my eyes (and heart) to experience it at its fullest.

Something that really just spoke to me was:

The one-way love of God meets us in our failures. Our failures make His one-way love that much more glorious. What qualifies us for service is God’s devotion to us – not our devotion to Him. This is as plainly as I can say it: the value of our lives rests on God’s infinite, incomprehensible, unconditional love for us – not our love for Him.

Phew! That’s powerful and such a relief! Isn’t it?

I also love the chapter “Grace in Everyday Life” and loved “Grace and Personal Identity” as I mentioned I often struggle with being hard on myself. I often allow others thoughts/ideas/perceptions influence how I feel about myself. He speaks on how God’s one-way love frees us from the pressure to perform because we are everything we need to be. It is one of those truths that I know but haven’t buried deep enough in my heart. I am encouraged now to accept this truth!

I think One Way Love is full of points we need to hear. I think each person can really take something from it. I highlighted what really spoke to me because that is specifically what *I* needed to read right now, but I believe everyone may get something a little different. Regardless, you will be blessed!

For More Information:

Visit the One Way Love book Website
Connect with Pastor Tullian on Twitter

*Giveaway!!* {Ended 10/20/13 For more chances to win great prizes, check out our current giveaways!

Would you like the chance to win One Way Love? Here is your chance! One lucky reader will win a softcover copy of the book! The giveaway will run from October 16, 2013 through October 30, 2013 at 11:00pm Central Time. It is open to US and Canada ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools. To get started – answer the question in the first entry. Then, more will open up for chances to gain more entries! All other entries are optional, but my increase your chances of winning! Best of luck!

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  1. Sue Peterson says

    I learned that the author is the grandson of Ruth and Billy Graham. He has some impressive family lineage!

  2. Christina Marie says

    I learned that the author is a grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham. Thanks for the giveaway!

  3. Dorothy Teel says

    I learned the Tullian Tchividjian, is the grandson of Billy Graham and that he has a church in Florida. learned that grace and God’s one way love frees us.

  4. hangontite2000 says

    I learned that grace is unconditional like our love for our children. I can’t wait to read this book

  5. I like the opportunity to win good books. Thanks for the opportunity!

  6. Great! Been following pastor T for a while – glad to see this giveaway.

  7. I learned that the author is the “Senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.”

  8. Ann Cluck

    I learned that the author is the grandson of Billie and Ruth Graham!!!

  9. Jacquelyn Cannon says

    I learned that Grace is unconditional, unpredictable, and way out of your control.

  10. I learned that Grace is unconditional, unpredictable and way out of our control.your control.

  11. Della Barker says

    I learned that Grace is unconditional, unpredictable, and way out of our control.

  12. I learned that the author is senior pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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