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Product Details

  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: WaterBrook Press (July 18, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400071496
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400071494
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,116,139 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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King and Martin share common theological takes on the patterns of God's faithfulness, noting that too many Christians judge their spiritual vitality on the basis of their own strivings and successes. While Christians are commanded to seek and pursue God, the authors assert that it is God's unconditional love and passionate pursuit of his children that makes the relationship happen—and endure. Cleverly, the entire text is presented as a divine romance where the writers introduce the premise of humanity being wooed by God. At this initial stage of the romance, God offers believing Christians hope and healing in exchange for fear, pain and loneliness. On the heels of this dizzying pursuit, love-struck Christians encounter the nurturing courtship stage, where individuals discover identity and meaning in life. Finally, at last, the commitment of long-term marriage is extended as God invites a lover's response of pure and permanently binding devotion. As evenly as this readable material is put forth, the book lacks emotional engagement, which weakens any impact it might have engendered had the message been offered with a livelier voice. (July 18)
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Praise for Furious Pursuit

“These days, I’m more inclined to think God’s anthropology–what God thinks about us–packs more heft and punch than our theology–what we think about God. Tim King and Frank Martin seem to think so too, and have written a book that draws us into the wideness and deepness of God’s heart, showing us His fierce and tender affection even for sinners like me. King and Martin remind us that the good news has nothing to do with how good we are, only how loved.”
– Mark Buchanan, author of The Rest of God and The Holy Wild

“The message of this book can’t be stated often enough: God loves us. Oh yes, he does. Furious Pursuit shows us that God’s love is active and vibrant and on the chase for you and me. Others have said this before, but Furious Pursuit takes us one step further.”
–Scot McKnight, author of The Jesus Creed and Embracing Grace

“If you’re sick and tired of spiritual to-do lists, religious shoulds and oughts, and the self-hatred that comes from feeling unacceptable, you’ll find in Furious Pursuit better news of a better story. Tim King and Frank Martin have given us powerful truth, well-told."
–Brian McLaren, pastor, author of A New Kind of Christian and The Secret Message of Jesus

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This delightful book reminds me of God's unconditional love for us.
J. E. Bornert
This is an excellent book for discovering how God has always loved and pursued mankind.
Allen D. Brooks
Each chapter combines personal stories with Scriptural insight and truth.
W. Terry Whalin

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Allen D. Brooks on July 18, 2006
Format: Paperback
This is an excellent book for discovering how God has always loved and pursued mankind. Tim does an excellent review of explaining that God has always wanted willing hearts to respond to His love. Fear has never been a variable in God's love. Tim explains in detail that God has always been our lover and is furious to draw us into relationship with him.

Tim King and Frank Martin deserves 5 stars. Should be a read for everyone who wants to better understand God.

Rev. Allen Brooks, Tennessee
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Fred DeFalco on September 3, 2006
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It is very refreshing to read a work that really describes the true meaning of our relationship with God.

God is so much bigger then our small stories.

I could not put the book down once I began.

Thank you Mr. King for a marvelous work.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. E. Bornert on August 20, 2006
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This delightful book reminds me of God's unconditional love for us. He loves us and actively seeks us for a love relationship. To realize that God is personal, loving, open, seeking, and desiring His best for me - whatever my shortcomings - is breathtaking. Read it, enjoy it, and forever live in the presence of our loving Creator. God is the Master Designer. Live as He designed you! For love.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By W. Terry Whalin on October 8, 2006
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Tim King and Frank Martin have written a masterpiece which reminds us of God's eternal presence in every day life. Each chapter combines personal stories with Scriptural insight and truth. This well-crafted book provides great encouragement to every reader.

Here's a small taste from page 117: "It is impossible to walk with God in the past or the future; we can walk with him only in the present moment. And because God doesn't submit to a linear time line, every moment is an eternal moment."

"Our view of time has led us to think of eternity as something in the future, as some grand blessing to come at the end of this life. But what is eternity if it isn't life with the Eternal One? Eternity is living with God today, being fully alive in his presence moment by moment. Every moment is an eternal moment because every moment can be lived in the company of God."

"God longs for us to be fully engaged with him, fully focused on our relationship. He longs for us to step out of our time-limited space and into sacred eternal space. He invites us to step out of ourselves and into eternity with him, to discard the myth of linear time and live in the reality of his immediate presence."

"In God's presence you are enough. In eternity with God, you have enough. In the sacred place, time is always lived in the present moment."

This book will stir eternal thoughts which will last far longer than the reading experience. It's a book worth reading--and reading again to soak deeply in the spiritual truths.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. Pemberton on February 11, 2008
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My pastor showed me this book (no, he wouldn't let me borrow it - told me to get my own.) I purchased the book along with the workbook and set about going through it.

This book was very enlightening and challenged me to think of God in an entirely different way. God wishes to have an intimate relationship with me! Using the workbook, I was able to go through challenges that in my thinking. If you use the workbook - it's a 13 week lesson. However, slowing down and going over the challenges in my thinking took me much longer.
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Kevin Beck on July 18, 2006
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Furious Pursuit will help you discover the love and passion God has for you. If you are tired of hearing about what you must do to find God, then this book is for you. Tim King and Frank Martin have written a simply wonderful book that will touch your heart. When it is accompanied with the workbook, Furious Pursuit is great for small group studies and personal devotion. I believe that once you read Furious Pursuit, you will see God in a whole new light. You will love this book.
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This book was purchased for a church group and was received on time and in the advertised condition. The book itself carries a good message but gets reduntant in presenting the same message in each chapter within a different context.
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