Exploring God's Passion for Us
Have you ever been loved with “skimpy love”? Or has your love for someone else seemed to shrivel? Enter the world of God’s extravagant love: It is beyond measure. Careful study of God’s Word, along with delving into ancient customs and symbols from Biblical times, helps us understand His passionate love for all He has created.
If we call someone extravagant, we’re usually thinking about his spending habits and luxurious way of life.
So to use that word for a homeless man who had only one change of clothes—an itinerant teacher who depended on others for food and shelter—seems a stretch. Yet Jesus was the most extravagant person who ever lived.
Carole Engle Avriett invites you to redefine your notion of “extravagant.” In this study of ancient customs and ways of life, you’ll gain an understanding of the cultural context of the Scriptures and of twelve key characteristics of God's nature, giving you a new appreciation of God's love in all its fullness.
You may think you know what love is, but not until you've experienced His extravagant love will you understand what it's like to be loved by a King . . . the unrestrained and lavish God whose passion draws souls into eternity.
Published: April, 2023
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"Extravagant Love causes the reader to pause for a moment and examine God’s heart in an easy-to-read, conversational manner. It calls us to consider the intricacies of His relationship with us while causing deep appreciation for the selfless love He showers us with daily. Be ready for a guided journey to God’s heart. As Carole’s pastor for eleven years, I had a front-row seat to her journey. She has experienced and is an exceptional ambassador of His extravagant love." -Dr. David F. Uth, Ph.D., senior pastor, First Baptist Church Orlando (Florida)