He Loves Me!: Learning to Live in the Father’s Affection by Wayne Jacobsen
I’ve read many books on the love of God, but none explain it better than this book. So many books on God’s love turn the Lord into a ‘cream-puff’ god who winks at sin and skips merrily along while leaving us in our current state. One popular preacher put it, “God just enjoys watching you be you.”
What if ‘you’ are not happy with who you are and see the need for change? What if there are destructive behaviors and damaged emotions in your life? Is it truly love to sing Kum ba yah to someone as they slide down the road of harm?
Perhaps the love of our heavenly Father causes him to care enough to guide us away from the things that harm us, and shows us the goodness of God’s presence in our lives to make us complete. Rather than watching me be me, maybe God’s love desires to transform me. And you.
‘He Loves Me!’ is a book that explains the love of God better than any I’ve read. It addresses the problem of guilt in our lives and shows scripturally how that God’s plan isn’t for us to grovel in failure, but to recognize the truth that it’s the love of God that leads us to repentance (Romans 2:4).
Most people approach spiritual matters as though God were an angry judge, waiting to strike us for our failures. True service is not doing things out of guilt or fear, but the overflow of the heart. The desire to serve is the natural product of a healthy relationship with God.
Every Christian should read this book. I can’t recommend it highly enough!