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Radical Relationships in a Complex World

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Understanding the radical love of God through various passages of Scripture brings us closer to loving as Christ loved us

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Reclaiming Love

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Sometimes referred to as "the Asian John Stott," Ajith Fernando’s Reclaiming Loves follows his previous book Reclaiming Friendship: Relating to Each Other in a Frenzied World. In this collection of pastoral reflections on 1 Corinthians 13 and its a basic yet profound theme of love, the author relates living examples of God’s radical love lived out amid the brutal civil wars of  Fernando’s native Sri Lanka.

In these cultural and ethnic divisions, the former National Director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka asks: “Can the biblical teaching about love actually be practiced?” His proof that the radical love of God is not only real, but it is the key to experiencing joy even in the pain and suffering of this world is, he explains, the Scriptures teaching on the true nature of love, its divine origins, and its power for those who trust in Christ.

His book offers reflections on the Bible’s consistent teaching on love and shares the radical implications of what it means to embrace life in Christ and to place love at the very centre of your existence and being.

Reclaiming Love by Ajith Fernando was published by Zondervan in April 2013 and is our 43053rd best seller. The ISBN for Reclaiming Love is 9780310492788.

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In 1 Corinthians 13, Paul places love at the very centre of what it means to embrace life in Christ. All other spiritual gifts are worth nothing in comparison. But the love explained in those verses is nothing short of radical.
Fernando’s pastoral work - in the midst of the cultural and ethnic tensions of Sri Lanka - often brought up a very real and honest question: “Can the biblical teaching about love actually be practiced?” The answer he discovered is a resounding “yes.” The radical love of God is not only real, but it is the key to experiencing joy in the pain and suffering of this world.

Believers must look to the Scriptures for God’s teaching on the true nature of love, its divine origins, and its power for those who trust in Christ. This book offers reflections on the Bible’s consistent teaching on love and shares real-life experiences of learning to love in difficult situations.

Endorsements

Praise for the Author's book: Reclaiming Friendship

"This book has influenced my life in the last six years more than any other book, and I feel that effect is still hardly adequate an endorsement. Put simply, I know of no better advice on friendship, or on relationships in general. Fernando teaches you how to change your perceptions of people, of time, and of God. Reclaiming Friendship is a small book, and it should be on your short list of reads for the near future." - Other Retailier's Reviewer

Praise for the Author

"In every era, God chooses a few servants to stand on a pulpit and preach the Word to thousands, to comfort the disturbed and to disturb the comfortable, to open their eyes to eternal things, and to draw people to Himself." - Asiri Fernando (the author's son)

About the Author

Ajith Fernando serves as Teaching Director of Youth for Christ in Sri Lanka after being National Director for 35 years. These days his main responsibilities are mentoring leaders and teaching staff and volunteers. With his wife Nelun he is active in a Methodist Church just outside Colombo, most of whose members are recent believers. He ministers to Christian workers and others through a counselling and a Bible teaching ministry in Sri Lanka and abroad.

Ajith is a visiting lecturer and Council President of Colombo Theological Seminary and also serves as Visiting Scholar at Tyndale University College and Seminary in Toronto. He has written 15 books published in 19 different languages. The Call to Joy and Pain was awarded the Christianity Today Book of the Year Award for church and pastoral leadership. Deuteronomy: Loving Obedience to a Loving God was released in May 2012.

Ajith serves on the translation team of a New Sinhala Bible done by Biblica. Ajith and Nelun have a son Asiri and daughter Nirmali, both of whom are Youth for Christ staff workers. Nirmali’s husband Refuge is also on YFC staff and Asiri’s wife Cheryl is a volunteer.
For relaxation Ajith likes to walk, listen to different kinds of music, read mystery stories and biographies and watch cricket on TV.

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Page last updated 21st October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherZondervan (April 2013)
Weight296g
Number of Pages192
Thickness17 mm
Height208 mm
Width139 mm
ISBN9780310492788
ISBN-100310492785
Product Code4043867
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