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Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation

God's Love: Better than Unconditional

“God’s unconditional love.” Sounds nice, but is it enough? Is there more to God’s love?

Describing unconditional love as detached “blanket acceptance” and “benign affirmation,” David Powlison challenges our common assumption about the nature of God’s love. Although wonderfully accepting, divine love is also intrusive, intimate, personal, and active. Instead of simply loving us as we are, God loves us enough to change us. Powlison acknowledges four underlying truths of unconditional love, offers biblical improvements on the idea, and urges us to see God’s love for what it really is–better than unconditional.

About the Author

David Powlison, M.Div., Ph.D. In addition to serving as CCEF’s Executive Director, David is a faculty member at CCEF as well as the Senior Editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, as well as an M.Div. degree from Westminster Theological Seminary. David has been counseling for over thirty years. He has written numerous articles on biblical counseling and on the relationship between faith and psychology. His books include Speaking Truth in Love; Seeing with New Eyes; Power Encounters: Reclaiming Spiritual Warfare; and The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context. David has taught across the United States and in Korea, India, Brazil, Europe, and Sri Lanka.

Book Details

16 pages
Publisher: P & R
Publication Date: 2001