Skip to main content

One Way Love

Title:  One Way Love (Inexhaustible Grace for the Exhausted World)
Author:  Tullian Tchividjian
Pages:  240
Year:  2013
Publisher:  David C Cook
In case you couldn’t tell, I am an avid reader of many different genres of books.  I love fiction and nonfiction novels that spur the heart and mind, or a book that challenges me.  One Way Love is filled with truth shared by an author who allows his heart and life to be transparent to readers.  When an author shares truthfully what good or bad choices made in their life and what they learned, somehow that should arrest the attention of the audience.
While it is certainly true one can sit down, read each word and gain nothing from the writing, I am happy to say that for me this wasn’t the experience.  I pray it isn’t yours either.  Each chapter brings to the forefront behaviors or thoughts fallen human beings do or have done that can bring either blessing or bondage.  If it brings bondage, the author shares how his past experiences are examples of how he was chained.  He further shows how God’s one way love not only freed him, but lifted him out.  What was really inviting was the way God used various people in his life to be examples.
No matter who anyone is, we all are sinners in need of God’s love, grace and forgiveness and not just once, but each and every day as we seek to repent.  We can be conduits by which His Spirit leads us to be examples of His one way love.  When I sat down to read the book, I had a highlighter, pencil and Bible close by and trust me I used them.  Truthfully the author shares how God loves us long before we ever think to love Him.  He shows how we can become trapped into thinking or acting that by performance we gain God’s attention or favor, and then shows us what we really bring to Him.
With so much uncertainty in the world today, we might get caught up trying to control our own little world right where we live, but the freedom comes when we let go.  I could tell you more about what the Lord spoke to me personally as I read the book, but the fun will be to hear how He speaks to you.  Let’s face it; everybody is tired of trying to meet standards, expectations or goals.  We then take those into our relationship with the Lord and before we know it, we can’t even seem to find beauty in our life.  So how about it, would you like to challenged, touched and lightened?  Then sit down, read a chapter and mark up the book.  Get your Bible, notebook and pen and then listen to the still small voice that is filled with more one way love than perhaps you remember.
My rating is 5 stars.
Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention it on my blog.  Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255. “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
 Other reviews can be read at .  Also follow me on Twitter @lcjohnson1988, FaceBook at

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

The Tide of Times (The Blake Meyer Series #3)

Title:The Tide of Times (The Blake Meyer Series #3)
Author: C. Kevin Thompson
Pages: 318
Year: 2017
Publisher: Create Space Publishing
My rating 5 out of 5 stars.
On a quest to locate his wife and children, Blake Meyer is running on fumes and not sure who he can trust.In this installment, the multitude of threats and dangers ramps up with internal trouble at the FBI, Blake’s family situation and his foes are constantly on his tail.Blake is trying to remain one step ahead of his foe, though the way the author has penned his story it keeps readers guessing just exactly who these foes are.
The tale begins in book one, 30 Days Hath Revenge and continues in book two titled, Triple Time.Here is a spell-binding series that keeps an audience wanting more and highly anticipating the next book in what is to eventually be a five-book series.C. Kevin Thompson writes with believable characters, an intricate plot and heart-pounding, intense action and thrills!
Each book begins where the former book leaves …

Lily of the Manor

Title:Lily of the Manor
Author:Anita Stansfield
Publisher: Covenant Communications
My rating is 4 stars out of 5.
Lily Broadbent is a wealthy widow who has adopted 11 orphan children.She would pray before entering an orphanage as to whom she should adopt and leave the rest to God.She needs of a tutor for her brood and Frederick Woodstone needs a tutoring position.He journeys to Broadbent Manor, hoping to get the job and to start immediately so he doesn’t have to pay another night’s rent at the local inn as his funds are rapidly dwindling.He meets Lily and is struck by her very different appearance.She puts him at ease and lets him know she is used to getting looked at.He and she strike up an instant rapport and he is hired on the spot.He begins the next day with Lily observing his methods of teaching as well as discipline for her children.She is most impressed with how Frederick interacts with and encourages her children.
As the story progresses, Lily and Frederick spend …

Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth #4)

Title:Innocent Lies (Hidden Truth #4)
Author: Robin Patchen
Pages: 346
Year: 2018
Publisher: Create Space
My rating is 5 out of 5 stars.
This whole series is so worth reading! They excel at suspense and grabbing the heart of the reader, pulling them into the plethora of happenings in the book. The series has a total of four books that can be read as stand-alone stories though I found reading them in order helped enhance my understanding of the plot and characters.
The titles in order are: Convenient Lies, Twisted Lies followed by Generous Lies, which comes before this final novel I am sharing my thoughts on today.Robin weaves such a well-crafted plot that brings the reader into the story from the first page, and then keep turning the pages with all the twists and turns in the plot.I felt like I was right there observing what was happening around me even though I was reading the book.
Time flew by quickly and I was unaware of what was going on around me because I was lost in the pages!Right th…