The Message of Love | A new book
Patrick Mitchel, Director of Learning at IBI has recently had a new book, “The Message of Love”, published by IVP.
Love – such a deceptively simple and popular little word. There are few greater subjects in Christian theology – indeed in all of life – than love, yet it is a surprisingly complex and challenging concept to understand, let alone live by.
It is Patrick Mitchel’s conviction that in a post-Christendom world there is no more urgent missional challenge than for Christians to be walking the path of costly Christ-like love. The church’s task is not only to articulate what love is, but also to show to the world that Christianity is not about power or control or shame, but leads to a life of human flourishing within communities of radical love.
Such renewal will only come as Christians grasp afresh the breadth, depth, and radically countercultural nature of the Bible’s teaching on love. If this book helps, even a little bit, to put love back where it belongs at the centre of Christian teaching, preaching and experience, then it will have more than done its job.