Friday, March 08, 2013

Book Review of Relentless Pursuit: God's Love for Outsiders including the Outsider in all of us

Relentless Pursuit
by Ken Gire
ISBN 978-0-7642-0883-6
Published by Bethany House
Reviewed by Clint Walker

Have you ever felt like you were on the outside looking in? Have you ever wondered if you ever really fit? Most of us have, and Ken Gire shares how God loves those who are outsiders, and often chases us down until we surrender to his unfailing love.

Relentless Pursuit is a tour de force on how God loves us and seeks us out in our sin and pain. The book begins by introducing the powerful poem The Hound of Heaven and telling the even more powerful story of the life of its author Francis Thompson , who was a homeless addict whose life personified the poem he wrote. He goes on from there to share from Scripture, from the lives of other believers, and from his own life how God's love pursues us, especially when we are most lost, desperate, and alone.

The book then goes on to invite believers into what God is doing in the world. As we seek to bring those who are on the outside looking in into the presence of a God that loves them through acts of mercy and words of grace, we partner with God in his Relentless Pursuit of his creation.

This book is a must have for me, and it is currently on sale on Amazon. It belongs beside Brennan Manning's Ragamuffin Gospel on my bookshelf. It is that good.

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