Three chapters in, and I'm blessed!
"If we have surrendered to the fact that Jesus was telling the truth,
then the world in which we live is really a exciting place.
It's a place of romance and adventure, a place of promise and possibility,
a place of confidence ad joyous expectation.
But more than that, our world is a place of love."
"Procrastination is perhaps the worst, the most damaging failure of all."
"In the final analysis, the real challenge of Christian growth is personal responsibility."
"What the world longs for from the Christian faith is the witness of men and women daring enugh to be different, humble enough to make mistakes, wild enough to be burnt in the fire of love, real enough to make others see how unreal they are."
"Jesus....Let Your Word not shine in our hearts but let it burn..."
Manning's style is intense and intimate; personal and probing.
It's difficult to be satisfied with less than more in one's relationship with Jesus
after reading his words.
This is not a new book and contains reflections from Manning's early life.
I picked it up awhile ago at a thrift store (I think) and sat it aside to read at a later date.
That date is now.
As usual, the timing is perfect.