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The God who created a good and perfect world, but whose world turned from him, has brought restoration through gift: The Father loved the world and gave the Son, and the Father and the Son pour out the gift of the Spirit into the hearts of humanity bringing about praise, hope, and new creation. Those who are united to the Son by his Spirit then find they have received the glorious gift of God's coming Kingdom. In other words, the Gospel is shaped by giving: God's generosity buys us out of bondage and brings us into all the blessings of belonging. But the good news is not only that God has made us to be recipients of his grace but also participants in the movement of his divine justice and generosity. Living in God's gifts, Christians discover they are free to give themselves. The cross and resurrection of Christ come to shape and define this new life of faith, hope and generosity---a life that is best lived not in isolation but as a community. Throughout the book special attention is given to the relationship between divine generosity and concern for the poor and oppressed. Kapic and Borger encourage readers to not simply discover the immensity of God's grace, but to enter into the flow of divine generosity as God has invited them to become avenues of his great gifts to the world.

About the Author

Kelly M. Kapic is Professor of Theological Studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia. He is the author of Communion with God: The Divine and Human in the Theology of John Owen and editor of The Devoted Life: An Invitation to the Puritan Classics, Overcoming Sin and Temptation, and Communion with the Triune God. Kelly is married to Tabitha, the U.S. National Director of Medair, an international relief and rehabilitation organization. Kelly and Tabitha have two children, Jonathan and Margot.

Justin L. Borger, Kelly's former student at Covenant College, serves as the Generosity Content
Director for the Maclellan Foundation.
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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan (November 6, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310329698
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310329695
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 1 x 8.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
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It is rare to recommend a book without any reservations, but Go So Loved, He Gave is that sort of book. I agree with the litany of glowing endorsements that this is a book that should move to the top of your reading list.

With sparkling prose, Kelly M. Kapic (professor of theology at Covenant College) and Justin Borger (Generosity Content Director for the Maclellan Foundation) describe the biblical story through the lens of generosity, articulating a comprehensive vision supported by compelling expositions of particular passages. At the heart of this story is the triune God who owns all things not through holy hoarding, but through acts of holy generosity. Out of his loving generosity, God created the world, but sinful humans abused this gift by selfishly taking, becoming broken and banished instead of enjoying the bliss of belonging. Astonishingly, God addressed this brokenness not by punishing his rebellious creation, but by giving himself so that his creatures can truly belong to him. Belonging to God means participating in his kingdom inaugurated by the work of Jesus, and living within the movements of divine generosity.

At this point in the book, the narrative slows down and deals in more detail with the nature of God the Father's gift of the Son and the Spirit, as well as the process of believing, experiencing, and living within this gift. The authors do so through unrushed, conversational retellings of Gospel stories, which reveal that faith in Jesus is itself a gift from God while at the same time an urgent demand. The Spirit too is a gift uniting us to Christ as a guarantee, seal, and first-fruit of fully experiencing God's gifts in the kingdom and new creation.
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God So Loved, He Gave: Entering the Movement of Divine Generosity is written by Kelly M. Kapic Professor of Christian Studies at Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia along with Justin Borger who serves as the Generosity Content Director for the Maclellan Foundation. The book is broken down into three sections: First, from belonging to bondage, second God Reclaims all by giving all: Son, Spirit and Kingdom, and in the final sections concludes with living in the gifts: cross, resurrection church.

Dr. Jerry Bridges in the endorsing this book notes that this work should be read attentively and prayerfully, and he's spot on with that statement. This is an important book, one that is grounded in the premise that God's generosity in creating the world, and specifically in sending the gift of His Son to do His work in the Cross and Resurrection.

This work is thoroughly grounded in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The authors explain how God created a good and perfect world but that world turned from him and now- the Father loved the world and gave the Son, and the Father and the Son pour out the gift of the Spirit into the hearts of humanity bringing about praise, hope and new creation. The Gospel in this work is never assumed but rather explained in great detail.

As the argument continues to unfold in the book, the reader will get a greater sense of the work of God in creation and in the Word of God. The authors conclude this book by looking at the practical ramifications for all they have said but even then they do not revert to self-help but ground all they say in the Word of God.

This is a book that received glowing endorsements from many men, I highly regard such as Justin Taylor, Dr. Bridges, Dr. Horton, and Dr.
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We might expect a book about giving to be a guilt-trip and focused on our wallet. This book is neither of these.

It begins "Let me tell you a story...the story about God."

That tells you a lot about this book. It is not a long book, although its 200 pages are closely typed and it is tightly written. Nevertheless, it a big book in other ways. The book sweeps from creation, through the fall to redemption with God himself as the centre of the story. As the main actor in this drama God is thoughtfully and beautifully shown to be God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. And the story's major theme is God giving himself in the Son and the Spirit to a people who never deserved such grace.

With this as the big picture the application becomes refreshingly different to many exhortations to generosity you may have heard.

> It is saturated in grace - we are reminded to give because we have first received.
> It is God-centred - you are inspired to grow in generosity, but wonder and thankfulness for the Triune God is the dominant melody.
> It is inviting rather than pushy - as the subtitle suggests, we are invited into God's story and into the relationship between the three persons of the Trinity.

But this God of grace takes you to quite dizzying heights, and things look a bit different from his perspective. Just as God invites you in to join him, he invites you to join him going out in self-giving. Kapic and Berger show that it is the grace of the Triune God which will make generosity so much more radical than it would be otherwise. E.g.

> God didn't just give things, but his person - so how can we respond by just giving a percentage rather than our whole selves?
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