Over the past decade, we’ve seen a huge increase in writing and speaking on what the gospel is and how Christians can live a gospel-formed life. In his first book The Reckless Love of God Experiencing the Personal Passionate Heart of the Gospel, Alex Early writes to help readers understand what it means to say “Jesus loves me.”
This book is broken down into seven chapters based on the song Jesus Loves me this I know for the Bible tells me so. Each chapter is brief but not so short that the author can’t develop his point for the chapter. Alex notes that, “Many Christians gravitate toward the “what” of the gospel without considering the “why” (19).
The author notes, “Telling others about the love of Jesus has a way of carving deep grooves in your heart” (121). Christians have been commanded to go out and make disciples. Part of this vital work is evangelism. The more we are taking in the Bible and applying who we are in Christ into our daily lives, the more we will share Christ with others. Earley says, “Telling others about the love of Jesus has a way of carving deep grooves in your heart.”
The Reckless Love of God is a very helpful book on the love of God. Whether you grew up as a Christian and have forgotten this essential truth or you’re hearing it for the first time, you need to be reminded of the amazing, mind-blowing fact that God loves His people. I highly recommend this book and believe reading it will help you to see your ongoing need for Jesus.
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Dave Jenkins is happily married to Sarah Jenkins. He is a writer, editor, and speaker living in beautiful Southern Oregon. Dave is a lover of Christ, His people, the Church, and sound theology. He serves as the Executive Director of Servants of Grace Ministries, the Executive Editor of Theology for Life Magazine, the Host and Producer of Equipping You in Grace Podcast, and is a contributor to and producer of Contending for the Word. He is the author of The Word Explored: The Problem of Biblical Illiteracy and What To Do About It (House to House, 2021) and The Word Matters: Defending Biblical Authority Against the Spirit of the Age (G3 Press, 2022). You can find him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, or read his newsletter. Dave loves to spend time with his wife, going to movies, eating at a nice restaurant, or going out for a round of golf with a good friend. He is also a voracious reader, in particular of Reformed theology, and the Puritans. You will often find him when he’s not busy with ministry reading a pile of the latest books from a wide variety of Christian publishers. Dave received his M.A.R. and M.Div through Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.