The new books are in, and I’m really pleased at how the new design and lay-out. As I’ve often said, this is the most significant book I think I’ll ever write and I’m glad now it is in a package that can help us connect to the folks who will be. I also added a new introduction and a new last chapter to help give some counsel to those who are seeing the concept, but haven’t yet embrace a connection with his presence for themselves.
After the books shipped today, I got an email from our account representative at the company who printed the new books. He wrote: “I just received my copy of He Loves Me. I see a lot of books as you can imagine but this is absolutely the best cover I have seen in years. Absolutely fantastic job. Congratulations!!!” My Rhode Island friend, Dave Aldrich of Aldrich Design did the cover. The photo here really doesn’t do it justice because the title is done in shiny, gold foil that can’t be seen here.
But what I love most is seeing people encounter God’s love through the book. When I was talking to the project manager at the plant that printed these books last week, she began to tell me how this book crossed her desk at a providential time. She had been going through a rough patch and when she saw the cover, she decided to thumb through the book. She was so overcome that the phone went silent for a while as she gathered herself. “I am so glad you’re my customer,” she said at the end. So cool! I love the way Father sneaks up on people and makes himself known, even in the middle of a print run. She’s taken a copy to read all the way through.
I also had some people send me some of their comments about this book that we’ve included in this new edition. I’m blessed at how this book has helped people embrace the reality of Father’s affection and discover how to live in his freedom:
When I read this book something in the deepest part of me calls out, “This is the Truth.” It is as if I’ve always known it, yet could never have given expression to such things, nor experienced them. What is written here fuels deep desire and makes living in Father’s love not just possible but absolutely essential. If I could, I would give a copy to everyone I know!
Nina Rice • Home maker, Dublin, Ireland
Understanding God’s love requires not a classroom lecture but a long bath. In He Loves Me, Wayne Jacobsen fills the tub and invites us to soak in real life, the inner life of the Trinity. “What Really Happened on the Cross?” is worth reading five or six times, then sinking quietly and deeply into its life-giving water.
Dr. Larry Crabb • Author of The Papa Prayer and SoulTalk
“For those of us who are longing to ‘live loved’, I cannot recommend a better follow-up to The Shack than this book. It is an exploration and adventure into the heart of the God we hoped was truly there, and who loves each of us in particular with an everlasting love.”
William Young • Author of The Shack
He Loves Me is one of those rare books in life that frees you to walk with the Father like never before. Its lessons become a part of your journey and stay with you for life like a good friend.
Bobby Downes • Christiancinema.com
This book is a refreshing alternative to all the religious stuff available! A heart warming read that sets you free to receive Jesus’ wonderful grace and love.
John Langford • Hislife.co.uk (Bournemouth, England)
This is my number one book recommendation for anyone struggling with guilt, shame, or the burden of religion. Besides the Scriptures themselves, I have seen this book touch more lives (including my own) than any other book in print.
Arnie Boedecker • Cornerstone Books
After reading the chapter, ‘The Most Powerful Force in the Universe,’ I said to my wife, “This chapter alone is worth twice the price of the book!” My wife and I have distributed this book throughout New England and the feedback from both old and new believers has been terrific.
Jack Gerry • Crossroads
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