Unimaginable Love Indeed

I can’t believe this is the last week of this book study. I haven’t necessarily been able to keep up with posting every week, but I was blessed to actually sit and read this whole book. It was certainly full of thinking moments for me. I guess that was sort of the point if this.

I also really enjoyed getting to read everyone else’s thoughts as they saw something I didn’t or saw it a little differently than me. I appreciate Jason and Sarah for hosting it each week.

This isn’t meant to be lazy writing. It’s not meant to pass on writing a synopsis on what this chapter said. This book truly touched me from its beginning to its end. Manning’s stories and experiences really struck a chord with me and led me further to seek and experience deeper the love of God. I want to leave this book study with an excerpt from the final chapter titled “Unimaginable Love.”


“When the night is bad and my nerves are shattered and the waves break over the sides, Infinity speaks. God Almighty shares through His Son the depths of His feelings for me, His love flashes into my soul, and I am overtaken by mystery. These moments of kairos-the decisive in break of God’s fury into my personal story.”

I’ve had many a stormy night. I’ve had many a dark day. Yet in the midst of all of the hard times, I’ve always been aware that He was there to wrap me up in His infinite love. I’ve never felt alone in my loneliness. He would never let me surrender into feeling unwanted. I want my life story to be overwhelmingly shaped by His love poured into and out of me in every moment.

6 Responses to “Unimaginable Love Indeed”

  1. Mallory says:

    Wow, I really needed this tonight after the day I’ve had. I don’t need to tell you why. Thanks for sharing.
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  2. Frank says:

    I’ll be honest, I think I’m going to go back and re-read it without having the wheels in my head turning trying to figure out what I’m going to write about and without any deadline to finish. There was so much here that moved me I don’t want to lose it on account of my ‘busyness’. Glad you were able to join in on this. I enjoyed your thoughts as well.
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    • philip says:

      Frank, I’m looking forward to reading the book again myself. I actually passed it off to a co-worker to borrow after I was finished, but I plan to read it again when I get it back. Thanks so much!

  3. Great wrap-up and thoughts. He is so good and never fails.

    So glad you participated in this! Thank you, Philip. 🙂
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