This book is a reminder of the essential relational identity: children of God. Manning's honesty about where he has been in life was refreshing. Manning had a powerful way of uncovering falsehoods and giving the reader resources to replace lies with truth. If you feel like you have lost passion for God, pick up this book and walk alongside Brennan Manning. You're in good company. "In actuality, the cynic is a hurt sentimentalist turned inside out (133).
"Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion" (42).
I highly recommend this book.
I received this book for free from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for an honest review.