Equipped to Love, 2nd Edition, ebook
This is the second edition of Norm's first book, Equipped to Love: Building Idolatry-free Relationships. It has been updated to address the dangerous progressive ideologies regarding God, Jesus Christ, love, and relationships. The print version of Equipped to Love also includes a study guide, an appendix with answers to the chapter review questions, and an appendix with answers to the group discussion questions. The second edition is written as an introduction to understanding God's love so one can build idolatry-free, loving relationships.
Nothing glorifies God more than when we love with His kind of love. In a self-centered world such as ours, nothing stands out more than someone who knows how to love from a pure heart. Healthy, God-glorifying, enduring relationships depend upon the flow of God's love. But that's not an easy thing to facilitate. Although we know we ought to love, we don't come by it naturally.
Equipped to Love presents practical insights into the dynamic of what hinders one's freedom to love with God's kind of love - the spirit of idolatry. It also focuses on the Source of one's ability to love - a relationship with the Spirit of God. You'll learn to distinguish between God's kind of love and the world's kind of love. Harmful, hidden motivations which hinder ability to love will come to light, resulting in a greater freedom to love. You'll also be equipped to recognize the characteristics and destructiveness of idolatry, as well as the nature and healing which comes from the Spirit of God as He loves through you. Jesus Christ equips you to love! By the grace of God, you'll never be the same.