Sunday, August 17, 2014

Love Well~

Love Well: Living Life Unrehearsed and Unstuck

"Living Life Unrehearsed and Unstuck." 
Isn't that a wonderful idea? 

Imagine if we could be done with the pressure to plan our performance and the temptation to angle every conversation to protect ourselves. Imagine if we could just live in the moment without panicking over the next step or regretting that this sweet slice of time will have to end so soon.
Imagine if we lived like it was true when the Bible said "It is for freedom that He set us free." 

Jamie George has written Love Well to help launch us on the journey to wholeness and happy holiness. 
(By the way, who doesn't desire to live like that? And if I were living a life like that, think of how many people would be attracted to the Gospel that produced it inside of me!) 

There are sections here with titles like "Open Yourself up to Goodness," "The Hidden Deep," "Touch Someone's Life," and "Love is Immeasurable."  Don't those sound great?  

Jamie tells a lot of stories in this book, because as Muriel Rukeyser said, "The Universe is made up of stories, not atoms."  

These are stories about being stuck and feeling trapped and emptied of all hope and meaning. These are stories about suddenly discovering the human beings all around you, waiting to be loved. These are stories about risking your heart in a world where hearts get broken all the time, but where God put his own Heart right in the middle of the mess. 

As Jackson Browne sang in Running on Empty- Everyone I know, everywhere I go, people need some reason to believe. 

This book is a fine one to encourage you. Stuck? It's not without hope. Lift up your face. God is here. 
And an un-stuck life is possible for you and me. 

Thank you David C. Cook for my review copy. 

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