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Relentless Tenderness of Jesus, The [Paperback]

By Brennan Manning & Lawrence J. Crabb (Foreward By)
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Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.53" Height: 0.58"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 5, 2012
Publisher   Baker Publishing Group
ISBN  0800793390  
EAN  9780800793395  

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A God you can know

Is God a wrathful judge? A gentle healer? A father? Brother? Friend?

In The Relentless Tenderness of Jesus, Brennan Manning brings you to a deeper understanding of the true nature of God. Through poignant and unforgettable stories and challenging observations, Manning helps you stretch your mind and reject simplistic explanations of who God really is. With rich insights you'll see how God can at once be a roaring lion, pacing the globe and seeking you out; and simultaneously a tender lamb, there to comfort you in any time of need.

A unique experience, this book will forever change the way you think about God.

"As I read these honest, grace-saturated, humbly iconoclastic, distinctly un-sugarcoated but still somehow gentle words, I could taste familiar water, living water that only people who are thirsty for life can enjoy. Read it--and hope again!"--from the foreword by Larry Crabb

Brennan Manning is a former Franciscan priest and author of a dozen books including the best-selling The Ragamuffin Gospel. He has lived a faithful life of service to others and to God and shares his intellect and love through the words found in this book.

Publishers Description
Grant Borrows' life has just taken a drastic left turn. There's another man in the world wearing his face and living his life. What's more, the man he sees in the mirror is a stranger.
Somehow, he's been Shifted -- his whole life fundamentally altered, in the space of a single breath. But the changes don't stop at skin-level. Inexplicably, he's able to affect objects around him by simply thinking about them. And as he soon learns, he's become the central figure in a vast web of intrigue that stretches from an underground global conspiracy to a prophecy dating back over seven thousand years, that tells of his coming. Enemies and allies find him at every turn, but one thing they all learn very quickly is that you don't want to push Grant Borrows too far...
Can destiny be undone?
The players are ready. The game is in motion. And the pace is Relentless.
In the allegorical tradition of Tolkien and Lewis comes a powerful new myth for a new generation.

Community Description
Discover two very different sides of God! Peruse the pages of this book of insightful meditations and you'll encounter Christ's explosive power and his incredible tenderness. You will be forever changed as Manning calls you to "adopt the astonishing life of a committed disciple." Perceptive writing flavored with tough-love honesty. (Originally published in 1986.) 192 pages, softcover from Baker.

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Total straight-shooter  Mar 2, 2007
This guy dares to speak the truth, even at the risk of offending the "church" or many in the church who want to skate by without experiencing the true person of Jesus and what he wants of us. I have never read a book so blunt, honest and profound when it comes to how Jesus loves us and wants the same kind of love to eminate from us. But, I warn, this is not a simple feel-good "God is love" kind of book; it is challenging, thought-provoking and very convicting. If you have ever been burned by the church or just feel uncomfortable about church, but still are seeking God, I highly recommend this book because it takes everything back to the basics (without being basic or overly-simplistic), which is who Jesus really is. Highly recommend to everyone!
Brennan Manning at his best  Feb 15, 2007
"Relentless tenderness" is a phrase worth pondering as well as "ruthless trust" is. Brennan, in his usual style and gift of love and intelligent
pondering of the Scripture has created another masterpiece to cherish.
Bask in Jesus' relentless tenderness and let your spirit soar and find the places that need to be opened to the Master's love.
Rev. Manning is preaching a counterfeit gospel - don't be fooled!!!!!  Sep 12, 2006
Fr. Brennan Manning is a Franciscan priest who attempted to marry without being dispensed from his vow of celibacy in 1982. He has since peddled a false gospel that is built around the idea that God's pardon is unconditional - a euphemism for saying that you can be forgiven for your sins without repenting and amending your life. This is a lie, and a defense mechanism Fr. Manning has evolved to assuage his guilty conscience. If you really want to seek the Mercy of God, I suggest you read "Divine Mercy in my soul", the diary of St. Faustina, avaulable here on this God's Mercy is endless, but you cannot be pardoned if you are not sorry; Fr. Manning's false gospel will do you no more spiritual good than it has done him. He needs your prayers and your pity - not your money or your reading time.
Great book, lousy publishing gimmick  Aug 19, 2005
Manning has never written a bad book, so this is no exception. However, I take great exception to Christian publishers' tactic of reissuing a book under a new title years later with no clue on the cover that this book has appeared before. This book was published as "Lion and Lamb" around 1986, and I didn't realize until I got home that what I was holding was a reissue. It also happened to me with John Guest's "In Search of Certainty" (original title), which was reissued as something else, and a book on contemporary Christian music. I've never seen this happen with secular books. Nevertheless, if you never read "Lion and Lamb," read this book. Manning is one of our sanest Christian writers.
Great book.   Mar 28, 2005
This book was written by a Catholic Priest that finally discovered the incredible person behind his faith...Jesus!

Manning does a masterful job of describing the personality of Jesus and our relationship to him. He had a background as a writer as well, so his writing style is really a joy to read. (much better than my writing style (that is to say I have none) see my book Christ Through Me at for evidence) You can definitely tell that He has a lot of wisdom and experience in His spiritual walk.

This book really focuses on the love and (obviously) tenderness of Jesus. Something that I don't think many Christians understand and would do good to read about!

Another thing that I liked about this book was the short exercises at the end of each chapter. To get the most out of it, remember to follow along with the exercises as He suggests in the beginning of the book!

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