The Objects of Her Affection is a riveting story about the realities of motherhood, the perils of secrecy, and the art of appraising the real treasures in our lives. The chase for unthinkable affection has begun. Each chapter has a prayer at the end to ask God to apply some aspect of what the chapter has covered. Scotty Smith serves as senior pastor of Christ Community 2 quotes from Objects of His Affection: Coming Alive to the Compelling Love of God: 'Interestingly enough, the most-asked question in the whole Bible—fro Objects of His Affection by Scotty Smith - To see our sins, wounds, idols, and failures apart from God's is simply Coming Alive to the Compelling Love of God. And of course, his prayers at the end of each chapter are so well-written and heart-moving. Sophie Porter is the last person in the world you'd expect to be stealing Renaissance masterpieces—and that's exactly why she's so good at it.
And it is only because of what he has done for us that we dare speak of ourselves as objects of God's affection and subjects of his great delight. To see our sins, wounds, idols, and failures apart from God's is simply too much. God pursues us in our restlessness. Best Quote—Be sure to include the page number where the quote can be found. He and his wife, Darlene, have been married twenty-seven years and have two children, Scott and Kristin. It is doctrine applied, and since all theology is practical, Scotty Smith shows how understanding and receiving God's love changed him. In this compelling book by bestselling author Scotty Smith, you will discover the fascinating and far-reaching passion that burns within the heart of God for you.
Appreciated a bit of autobiography in this volume, allowing us to peer through the cracks of his heart to see Christ. I loved the way he related with great authenticity the loss of so much when his Mom tragically and unexpectedly died and how the trickle down effected so much. She knows she should give up her thieving ways. He is the author of several books, including Everyday Prayers, as well as Unveiled Hope with Michael Card and Speechless and Restoring Broken Things with Steven Curtis Chapman. If something just seems to be not quite right, you have an unsettled feeling about what God is up to in your life. What about that deep down gut pain- that no medicine seems to be able to reach?. But, this book is doctrine as well, in the best way! Wherever you stand in your Divine Romance, you'll want to read this reminder of how completely you are adored.
Through the tears- of pain and joy. There are some thought provoking and heart probing questions in the back of the book for each chapter, to help you apply the book to your life and walk. We will either minimize our condition, thus marginalizing our need of grace, or we will run away in hopeless despair to the arms of a lesser love or to the worship of lesser gods. Smith is a gifted writer with a warm, inviting style. A challenge for a book like this is to communicate the affections of God in a day when Christians tend to make much of God to the degree we feel He makes much of us.
Objects of His Affection has 54 ratings and 4 reviews. Using semiotic theory, consumer culture is dissected in new and fascinating ways. Smith's own journey to a relationship style that knows the delight and freedom of the love of God can guide readers as they break through barriers that hinder their relationships both in heaven and on earth. As a person who spent his 37 years of Christianity in his head this was a wonderful liberating book. I'm a big admirer of Scotty Smith, his heart is expressed so well in his writings. He has written five books: Unveiled Hope, with Michael Card; Speechless, with Steven Curtis Chapman; Objects of His Affection; and his latest two, The Reign of Grace and Restoring Broken Things, with Steven Curtis Chapman. .
In 1981 Scotty helped Cortez Cooper plant Christ Presbyterian Church in Nashville. It's about how God makes worshipers out of idolaters, a wife out of a whore. Objects of His Affection: Coming Alive to the Compelling Love of God. Objects of His Affection and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Selling the treasures also happens to keep their house out of foreclosure — a house that means everything to Sophie. You will come away with a deeper understanding and true love for our glorious loving Lord and learn to live and walk in love the way he want it to be.
Smith's own journey to a relationship style that knows the delight and freedom of the love of God can guide readers as they break through barriers that hinder their relationships both in heaven and on earth. God pursues us in our restlessness. Scotty is the author of the bestseller, Objects of His Affection, and has coauthored Speechless with Steven Curtis Chapman, and Unveiled Hope with Michael Card. Application—Offer some specific application to your own ministry— demonstrating the value and relevance of the material in this book. Pick one up today - you won't be disappointed! Objects of His Affection: Coming Alive to the Compelling Love of God Paperback — December 1, 2005. The very wonderful surprise in this heavenly hunt is that it is not man doing the pursuing, but God.
We will either minimize our condition, thus marginalizing our need of grace, or we will run away in hopeless despair to the arms of a lesser love or to the worship of lesser gods. In this compelling book by best-selling author, readers can discover the fascinating, far-reaching passion that burns for them within the heart of God. We will either minimize our condition, thus marginalizing our need of grace, or we will run away in hopeless despair to the arms of a lesser love or to the worship of lesser gods. God used Scotty's book to let me see some of my deepest hidden, yet denied pains. Olive said: Scotty Smith uses his own life story of coming to terms with his mother's death to ill Editorial Reviews.
Start reading Objects of His Affection on your Kindle in under a minute. Jesus has never been anything other than the Father's pleasure and deepest delight. Smith challenges to come to grips with the affections God has for his beloved bride. I have given this book to several of my family and friends- and they shared similar experiences with me. The relationship between the divine and the dishonored is being sought at all cost. By the author of Flip-Flopped.
For too many Christians, who take the Bible and their duties seriously, God's love is a concept that is comprehended without being apprehended. In this book, he looks first at the deep, outrageous, tender love the Father has for His children and then at the many obstacles that stand in the way of our living loved. So is the art she's stealing to support them. I can truly say this was a great instrument in God's continuing Grace to disclose and heal my brokeness. This is a wonderful read for any whose relationship with God is either not real yet or has dried up and become distant. Objects of His Affection by Scotty Smith - To see our sins, wounds, idols, and failures apart from God's is simply Coming Alive to the Compelling Love of God. Overview—Give a brief overview of the book, including its theme, perspective and approach.