This book is written is such a manner that reveals how the true character of our Loving Father is NOT a murderer - yet how the seed of deception/murder is in our hearts. For those who honestly struggle with the language of the Old testament in light of the gentle and loving nature of Jesus who provided this statement of clarity: "If you have seen me, you have seen the Father" - this book is a MUST read! The perspective revealed completely destroys the prevailing errors that are sounded throughout Christian pulpits today. There is a huge blessing to be found. PERFECT Love casts out all fear, and with the 'time of trouble' just before us, we need to cast out all fear.
In the light of my tenth wedding anniversary, I decided to (re)read this book. 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.