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Spiritual Sobriety: Freedom & Recovery from Cultural Christianity Paperback – August 30, 2012
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I read something recently in an interview with Manno that really got to the heart of this marvelous meditation. When asked for his favorite Bible passage, Manno responded: "A new one that means a lot to me: 1 John 4:9-11:
"By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another."
What a tremendous passage! There are so many beautiful and profound concepts packed into those few, short verses. Think about:
- God loves us!
- He expressed His love by sending Jesus into the world.
- God has given us eternal life though Jesus.
- God loves us before we ever loved Him.
- Jesus paid for our sins.
- We ought to love one another.
Just think if people could live by that tiny passage alone. We would receive God's love and salvation and, at the same time, love others with that divine depth of amazing love! Spiritual sobriety is a beautiful thing!"
Those basic tenets are what Manno celebrates and makes sense of in "Spiritual Sobriety" - in a thoughtful, meaningful tone that is as welcoming and engaged as it is knowledgeable.
This book will open your eyes to the true, sometimes shocking, but always loving nature of being a real Christian.
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The content is excellent. At times written at a lower level of comprehension, but probably on purpose. Read morePublished on July 12, 2013 by John Platt
Frank Manno has written a wonderful book that makes me THINK about my spirituality and about my relationship with God. Thank you!!Published on May 10, 2013 by Laura
great thinking on what the church has not become with out the hate and a path to what we can become as the real churchPublished on January 14, 2013 by Fred Hodges
I loved this book. It's a very easy read and it gently slaps you upside the head a few times in good way. Read morePublished on November 5, 2012 by M. Yanke