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Message Number: 28 - Tuesday, December 22, 2020 19:46:49 PDT
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Name:  Ross
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The Gospel of Jesus Christ is about Love and for every follower of Jesus, reading this book is very encouraging.


Message Number: 27 - Saturday, November 7, 2020 13:49:09 PDT
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Name:  Roberta W.
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I enjoy this little book. Just open it and God's love speaks. Good stocking-stuffer for the holidays.


Message Number: 26 - Monday, November 2, 2020 15:50:21 PDT
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Name:  Brenda S.
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Interesting. Will read more than once. I won this book through goodreads.


Message Number: 25 - Thursday, October 29, 2020 10:14:09 PDT
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Name:  Ardis
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This is a short book with a lot of inspirational quotes from scripture as well as others. It may not exactly be a road map, but it does give the reader a fair amount to think about when it comes to loving oneself and others.




Message Number: 24 - Friday, October 23, 2020 18:24:45 PDT
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Name:  kea4
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I liked this book. Every page talks about love. Be it a message, Bible verse, or quote all about Love. (I promise you I will not sing) So in the end all you need is love. I did like that each page has different types/sizes of font. That popped and its nice when I randomly open the book to a different page. I really did like the ‘examples of spreading Love’ There are some really good ideas in there. Thank you.




Message Number: 23 - Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:13:08 PDT
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Name:  Dionne M-W
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I believe this is a great book for all people of all levels. Wether you are a babe in Christ and learning of His love or if you’ve been a Christian for most of your life, we all need this as a reminder of how we are to love ourselves, one another as well as love Christ. Love covers a multitude of sins and I’m sure everyone has been hurt at some point in life, so we must be forgiving like Christ and then the healing can begin. Thanks for writing this wonderful reminder.


Message Number: 22 - Saturday, October 17, 2020 11:06:25 PDT
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Name:  Julia
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Returning to Love is small book with a lot of insight and inspiration. Gerald Ellison is challenging his readers to be the best they can be by following God's teachings of love for ourselves and others. Thank you for the Goodreads' Giveaway.


Message Number: 21 - Thursday, October 15, 2020 13:20:12 PDT
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Name:  Camille P,
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I won this book in the giveaway! I needed to read this at this point in my life. I feel uplifted and inspired, thank you for this gift.


Message Number: 20 - Wednesday, October 14, 2020 07:29:18 PDT
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Name:  Gerald Ellison
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These remarks are in response to the comment left by Brian S.

There are 98 pages of content in the book. Out of these, there are 85 pages of original content (not solely scriptures) including the introduction (5 pages). Of these, 16 pages have short messages in larger fonts to emphasize the simplicity of God's love message, which also serve as devotional and meditation pieces. The following excerpt is from page 6:

"If I were a bible school teacher, all my lessons would be loved-centered in Christ. I would have my students read, reflect on, and memorize, the love-laced scriptures that are in the foreword (love-word) of this book. We would discuss and expound on, the difficulties encountered in daily life and how best to apply love-conscious faith to them; establishing along the way how to effectively grow our Christian love for God and all people in the midst of such challenges. While other bible students may know more about doctrine and denomination, my pupils would be ever growing partakers and champions of unity, kindness, forgiveness, patience, humility, and compassion as they tap into that spirit of love that defined Christianity in its infancy. Their conviction to love will make them Christ’s disciples, inherently; something they could never realize outside of love-based faith (Jn.


13:35). As resolute believers of love–enriched faith, only Christian theology devoted to Christ and His edict to love Him and all people will edify them. Furthermore, they will be far more joyous and peaceful than students who reference the bible as a textbook, rather than as a spiritual guide written to direct and assist its readers into loving relationships with Christ and humanity. Imagine a Christian world where believers are consumed with “love” just as Christ is! Imagine no more; devotion to love like Christ largely defined the hearts and minds of early Christians."


Message Number: 19 - Wednesday, October 14, 2020 07:25:30 PDT
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Name:  Brent S.
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I won this book through GoodReads First Read program.

This book is about........Love. You will discover this early on. Ellison obviously views love as the most important attribute in a Christian's life. In your walk with Christ it is to shine through you on to others. I don't disagree with the author one bit.



My problem with the book is that it is a very short book that sets out one Bible verse, quote or idea per page using different sizes of font to get it to fit on the page. Often the page will have one sentence on it. For an eighty some page book this is very little content.



You also don't get much of Ellison's own ideas. Ellison is merely a collector of Bible verses, quotes or ideas from others that discuss love. No independent analysis is done.



This is a great idea for a book that wasn't taken beyond the collection stage. No implementation of the concept in areas of life that people face. Nothing new here.