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Imagine experiencing the same unshakable joy Jesus had while he walked this earth. Feeling for yourself his inherent sense of love and belonging, peace and assurance, purpose and fulfillment, despite life’s sufferings.
All this can indeed be yours!
Take a journey through God’s Great Embrace and explore the wonder and mystery of the believer’s union with Christ. Come to know true freedom through sharing in the life of Abba’s Son, Jesus. Full of stories, rich truths, and an abundance of practical applications, this engaging book presents a profound yet easy-to-read biblical exploration of the triune God’s love and grace in a way that’s sure to encourage and inspire you and challenge and transform you.
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My Thoughts on the Book
“I have told you these things so that my joy may be in you, and your joy may be complete.”John 15:11
If you’re looking for a book to help you grow in your Christian walk and help you to truly live “in Christ,” God’s Great Embrace is worth checking out. Adrian was inspired by the death of his daughter to covert his doctoral research into a book everyone could read. It’s full of stories, rich truths, and an abundance of practical applications to help you as you grow in your relationship with the Lord. By reading this book, you will dive deep into finding true joy and contentment in life, and it will help you discover your identity, purpose, and meaning in life.
“Seek the Lord and the strength he gives. Seek his presence continually!”1 Chronicles 16:11
I took a picture of this book with a sunflower because as I read it, I was reminded that life doesn’t always go the way we want it to. It’s often easy to feel discouraged or in despair when circumstances feel out of our control. But the darkness and dirt of life isn’t the end; it’s only the beginning! Sunflowers teach us to seek the Lord and the strength He gives continually. They also teach us about letting go. We should seek God even in the wanting and the waiting. Loving Jesus is not a single act but a way of living. It’s living fully into your faith (even in the dark and despair) and knowing Jesus is the center of your life. When we first seek his kingdom and his righteousness, he will give us everything we need. When we seek our Lord FIRST and focus on our oneness with Him, the more thrilling the gospel becomes and the more meaningful life becomes. His joy will be in us as we abide in the calm delight in the Lord, and His joy will be in us. God’s love and grace change us, and we find true freedom in Christ. If we seek HIS strength, HIS face first, we will surely declare what Paul did, “I can do all things through the one who strengthens me.” – Philippians 4:13
I enjoyed reading this book alone, but I think it would be perfect for a bible study, devotional, or small group discussion. The back of the book has discussion questions for each chapter, and I think it would be beneficial to reflect and talk about them deeper with others.
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! By his great mercy he gave us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, that is, into an inheritance imperishable, undefiled, and unfading. It is reserved in heaven for you, who by God’s power are protected through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. This brings you great joy, although you may have to suffer for a short time in various trials. Such trials show the proven character of your faith, which is much more valuable than gold—gold that is tested by fire, even though it is passing away—and will bring praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. You have not seen him, but you love him. You do not see him now but you believe in him, and so you rejoice with an indescribable and glorious joy, because you are attaining the goal of your faith—the salvation of your souls.”1 Peter 1:3-9
If you’d like to take a closer look at this book, you can listen to a sample of the audiobook and view sample chapters below.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
ADRIAN BEST studied the biblical truth of union with Christ as a Doctor of Theology for three years at the University of Divinity, Australia. Professionally, Adrian is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. He is actively involved in his local church and loves spending time with Heidi, his wife of twenty years, and their three young children. Adrian enjoys keeping fit, playing piano, and reading about theology and artificial intelligence in his spare time.
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