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(Review) The Love of God: An Intimate Look at the Father-Heart of God by Oswald Chambers

Publication Date: Abridged and updated 2015.
Publisher: Our Daily Bread Ministries
Genre: Nonfiction
Pages: 128
Source: Free paperback copy from Our Daily Bread Ministries
Rating: 4 stars for very good

Oswald Chambers Biography

Oswald Chambers 1874-1917
Summary:
The Love of God combines several booklets in one book.

The Love of God---1938
The Ministry of the Unnoticed---1936
The Message of Invincible Consolation---1931
The Making of a Christian---1918, 1935
Now Is It Possible---1923, 1934
The Graciousness of Uncertainty---1938

This book is updated from the 1965 book.

"These studies were originally given as lectures and sermons by Oswald Chambers and recorded by his wife, Biddy." After Oswald Chambers died in 1917, they were published.

Oswald Chambers is the author of My Utmost for His Highest.

My Thoughts:
The Ministry of the Unnoticed is my favorite from the compilation.
The true character of the loveliness that influences for God is always unconscious. Conscious influence is prideful and un-Christian. When we begin to wonder whether we are of any use, we instantly lose the bloom of the touch of the Lord." Page 34.
Reading Chamber's writings are like reading devotional material. The speed at reading is slower giving time to digest. Thinking and praying about what has been read is tantamount to understanding and remembering what has been read.
We are often much more concerned about offending other people than about offending our Lord. Our Lord often offended people-but He never put a stumbling block in anyone's way. Page 40.
The above quote is my favorite. It does not matter what historical age, this quote applies to all humans. It is a classic quote, resounding through the ages.
The mountain is not the place for us to live; we were built for the valleys. This is one of the hardest things to learn because spiritual selfishness always wants repeated moments on the mount. Page 47. 
Easier to read than live out. I certainly would love a carefree and simple life but this is not possible. It has been the valleys of life where I've grown the most. Mountain peaks are a blessing, but not sustainable, I must be in the valley in order to mature.
 

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