Book Review: Relentless Love by Thom Gardner

Relentless Love: Unfolding God’s Passion, Presence, and Glory

By: Thom Gardner

Destiny Image Publishers, Inc., P. O. Box 310, Shippensburg, PA 17257-0310, 078-0768441031, $ 15.99, 2012, 232 pages

Reviewed by Richard R. Blake

Touched by the Heart of God’s Unmerited Love

“Relentless Love” encourages the reader to focus on three aspects of God’s mercy. Each chapter is filled with life-changing insights and instruction for reflection, prayer, and journaling. A series of spiritual growth exercises provide guidelines emphasizing:

  • God’s Mercy – Feel the Passion
  • God’s Mercy – Experience the Presence
  • God’s Mercy – See the Glory

Thom Gardner understands the ministry of equipping and healing members of the Body of Christ. His writing is filled with examples from the Scriptures, rich in practical illustration, and powerful in application. I found myself engaged in the truths of God’s compassion, forgiveness, and his abundant blessings toward me as contemplated the nature of unmerited love.

Whether describing the heart and character of God, His acts of mercy, or His understanding of our humanity, Gardner skillfully guides the reading into a new longing for the presence of God and a deep seated desire to see His glory. The contemporary stories illustrate the struggles and sinfulness of man and the power of God to meet us in our need, to provide redemption and renewal as His love and plan for each of us unfolds.

“Relentless Love: Unfolding God’s Passion, Presence, and Glory” is a refreshing reminder of God’s unmerited love and mercy.  Powerful, Christ centered writing!

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review purposes. The views expressed are my own. As reviewed for Midwest Book Review.

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