Observe how Christ loved us. His love was not cautious but extravagant. He didn’t love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us. Love like that. Ephesians 5:2 MSG
Can we possibly love like Jesus? In his recent book, Love Like That, Dr. Les Parrott writes a practical and applicable book to guide us.
Dr. Parrott uses these five ways, in five chapters, to help us learn to love like Jesus:
- Be mindful not indifferent
- Be approachable by moving out of your comfort zone
- Be grace-full not judgmental
- Be bold not fearful in speaking truth
- Be self-giving not self-serving
Love Like That is filled with Biblical teaching, examples from Jesus and how He loved others. Before reading this book I believed loving like Jesus was unobtainable.
The various studies included were interesting.
At the end of each chapter are questions to ponder that help you reflect about how you love others.
Within each chapter is a self-test that goes along with the chapter content. I found these challenging but helpful.
As I read the book, I looked for help in how to apply these lessons to my life. After Chapter 5, in the Conclusion, is the question I’ve been asking, How is this even possible? This chapter answers that question and provides the help to apply to your life.
Every Christian should read this book. This is one that I will keep close by to refer to often. I desire to love like Jesus because that is the best way to love.
One of my favorite quotes is:
Love is not the cause of grace. It’s the proof of it. When we are conscious of God’s grace in our own lives, we are automatically more loving and accepting of others.
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