Book Review: Abba’s Child

Abba's ChildIf you’ve spent any time on this site, you are no doubt aware of my appreciation for the ministry of the late Brennan Manning. His ability to communicate the message of God’s unconditional love was (and still is) transformational in my journey.

I picked up a copy of Manning’s best-selling book, Abba’s Child, from a used book store a while back and set it on my bookshelf where it collected dust for over a year. This was a shame. Once I finally opened the book, I couldn’t get enough of it.

Written in Manning’s signature style, Abba’s Child is full of honest transparency, humble trust, and constant reminders of his (and our) never-ending need to rest in God’s love.

What I found especially interesting in Abba’s Child though, was its relevance for those of us who struggle with addiction. Manning is quick to admit his lifelong struggles with alcohol, but more importantly, how he has found healing and freedom through the Grace of God:

When I relapsed, I had two options: yield once again to guilt, fear, and depression; or rush into the arms of my heavenly Father—choose to live as a victim of my disease; or choose to trust in Abba’s immutable love.

If you’re tired of guilt, fear, or depression controlling your life; tired of being a slave to sin and addiction; pick up a copy of Abba’s Child and learn how the unconditional love of God sets you free to live a life of untethered freedom, unbelievable peace, and unfathomable joy.

Amazon Description:

Many Christians feel broken and angry but don’t think they can express these real feelings around others—or to God. So we put on a mask to hide our identity. Feelings of embarrassment and shame make us hide from the One who truly loves us. Author Brennan Manning encourages you to let go of this stressful, unreal impostor lifestyle and freely accept your identity as a child of God. Find the rest that you long for as you grow in character and accept His lordship.




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