Because He Loves Me (Paperback Edition): How Christ Transforms Our Daily Life

Elyse M. Fitzpatrick
God’s love has the power to change lives. Christians, then, should exhibit the greatest transformation of all because, rightly understood and cherished, God’s love makes them increasingly more like the One who has lavished his love on them. So why do we so often struggle to exhibit God’s love? Biblical counselor Elyse M. Fitzpatrick asks one simple question: “In your pursuit of godliness, have you left Jesus behind?” We need to be rescued from our “identity amnesia” and pointed to our true identity as God’s beloved children—adopted by the Father, united with the Son, and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Fitzpatrick shows how a genuine transformation of identity leads to a transformation of our daily lives. Those who struggle with either legalism or lawlessness will find encouragement to return to God’s love, the source of authentic and lasting change. Study questions and invitations to further discovery conclude each chapter. Now available in paperback.


Reviewed: 2018-05-07
This book is 100% focused on reminding people with an apostate lifestyle that they should still focus on the gospel and allow it to transform their daily life and thoughts and motivations. Though the premise of this book is eternally relevant and practical. It mostly just feels like the author assumes that you never think about the gospel and reiterates the same message over and over again: that the gospel has power and you should think about it and still be excited by it. While I agree you should be constantly reminding yourself the amazingness of the Gospel, the book can come off as not super applicable to somebody who already does that. It can feel out-of-touch and condemning. The book also Advocates living in community for encouragement and exhortation, but recommends you do so in a very forced and structured way that sounds almost entirely unappealing. So I think a lot of people will probably like this book and find it helpful but I didn't happen to connect with it and would not feel good recommending it to anyone else.
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