Eight Ways of Loving God (Paperback)
As Revealed by Love Himself
Ignatius Press, 9781621640455, 375pp.
Publication Date: May 15, 2019
While there is a growing awareness today that different people have different "love languages," what about God? What is his love language? What does God think of the kind of love we give Him? How often do we consider: How well am I loving God?
This book explores answers to these important questions, examining the life and words of Jesus Christ—the example par excellence of how to love God. With a conversational style, fresh spiritual analogies, good humor, lessons from the author's journey, and a reliance on Scripture, Church teachings, and insights of the saints, this book aims to inspire readers to follow Paul's advice in Ephesians: to "learn what is pleasing to the Lord" (Eph 5:10).
Loosely based on the Beatitudes, it presents eight "love languages" of God revealed in the life and teachings of his Son: trusting Him, spending time with Him, heeding Him, apologizing when we offend Him, loving his whole family, picking up our cross, following Him, and eagerly awaiting Him
This work reveals that being a Christian is really all about a relationship—a relationship of love with Love Himself. It not only demonstrates how Jesus taught and lived out each expression of love for God, but also shows his great love for each of us, giving compelling motives to daily return his love.
About the Author
Jeanette Flood is a freelance writer, speaker, and spiritual director who enjoys sharing what the Lord has taught her in life and from the hundreds of books on the faith read over 27 years working in Catholic publishing. She and her husband have six children ranging in age from 6 to 25.