cover image Choose Love

Choose Love

Stormie Omartian. Harvest House, $14.99 (272p) ISBN 978-0736958974

Popular Christian author Omartian (The Power of a Praying Woman) suggests three choices for altering the course of one's life: "Choose to Receive God's Love for You," "Choose to Express Your Love for God," and "Choose to Love Others in a Way That Pleases God." Omartian first encourages readers to understand love from God's point of view by making the choice to receive God's love. Next, choosing to express love for God is the natural response for accepting that love. "…we can't really love others in a powerful way without first learning to show our love for God," she explains. The third choice is perhaps the most difficult: "to love others in a way that pleases God." How can people love with the consistency that God does? This choice comprises the smallest section in the book. Omartian offers ways to show love to others—through prayer, patience, kindness, humility, thoughtfulness, compassion, and other behaviors and quiet intercessions. Choosing to love as God does requires strength, faith, and motivation. Readers ready to make those choices will gain encouragement. (Sept.)