In the light of my tenth wedding anniversary, I decided to (re)read this book Original Love. While the book focusses most on marriage relationships, the principles it presents are relevant to all of our relationships. This book answers the question of why human relationships are so often the source of frustration and pain and what the antidote for this is. In this book you will learn about Agape, which is the real love; the "original" love. Agape is perfectly reflected in the Father and Son relationship, and God's plan was for the beauty of Agape to also be reflected in the marriage relationship. You will learn how Satan marred it all by introducing "Eros", a selfish, false kind of love- making it the default type of "love" in human beings. You will also read how God has gone about to restore Agape in His people. As I read, I sometimes felt uncomfortable, as it's not pleasant to admit that we are by nature selfish, self-seeking and self-centered. But if you're willing to swallow your discomfort and read on, you'll find there's hope of restoration, and a renewed vision for your relationships. You won't view your marriage the same way after reading this and you will have gained a new appreciation of God, who is truly Agape.
This book has the potential to transform the lives of countless millions of people who, if given the chance to read it, will experience the amazing results of KNOWING...truly knowing who they really are. The journey described in this narrative reaches back to the origins of life itself and the foundational principles of good and evil and how one LIE, believed and acted upon has morphed into innumerable facets of worthlessness...the core of false identity. There is indeed a WAR/WARS being fought daily in the corporate and individual lives of every human being on this planet. IDENTITY WARS takes you on a journey describing how the war/wars began and how the attrition rate is shockingly high regarding the victims who have been led down the false path of "value by performance, assets, material possessions and humanistic, godless worth." It contrasts the worthlessness of the LIE with the truth of "value by relationship" to a REAL Father of infinite love and blessings Who gave us an unspeakable GIFT. Our relationship based upon our recognizing/receiving this GIFT and believing what our TRUE IDENTITY is according to this Gift is the crux of the matter! This book is awesome....certain chapters brought episodes of weeping with unfettered response to the revelations of who I really am! Read this book! It will break the chains of worthlessness that may indeed have been forged to keep you enslaved to a lie that brings only depression, pain and death. The Road to Freedom and a joyous life beckons! The map is in this book. Be blessed....read this, get up and get going!