Not Forsaken: Finding Freedom as Sons & Daughters of a Perfect Father

Not Forsaken: Finding Freedom as Sons & Daughters of a Perfect Father

by Louie Giglio

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Not Forsaken: Finding Freedom as Sons & Daughters of a Perfect Father 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Grace515 6 months ago
Just started reading chapter 4 of Not Forsaken last night, and it’s already so good. Looking at God as a father that we can go to, that loves us, that champions us, is so important. We can so easily compare God to our earthly father, which could be either good or bad. We could see God as an angry God, a God that’s only there when we need Him, or an almost perfect God. But God is so much more than all that. He loves us more than any person here on earth could ever love us. He cares about us even more than our earthly fathers. No matter who your earthly father is, whether he was/is good or bad, God is even greater than him. Even if you were forsaken by your earthly father, there’s good news. Jesus was forsaken by His Heavenly Father, the God of the universe on the cross, so we never would be forsaken by Him. No matter what your relationship with your dad looks like, this book is so great for everyone. I highly recommend this book, and I don't think you'll be disappointed by it!
J Kelley 6 months ago
Not Forsaken is an excellent and easy read. It can and will shift your mind, heart, and life around what a father looks like. Whether you have the dad who has been supportive and present; an absent dad; a dad that is abusive, etc. - this book comes around the GREAT news that WE ALL have a Perfect Father! He will never forsake us. He will never let us down. He always knows what is best for us. He lavishly loves us and wants a relationship with us. Pastor Louie dives right in sharing a thoughtful and truth-filled message about who we truly are. The message Pastor Louie unpacks within its pages is one of a kind and just what this generation needs! Your life will be changed by reading this and I know this book's message will have a ripple effect for many years to come.
Fitzysmom 8 days ago
I knew what this book was about when I picked it up. I knew it was going to be about our earthly fathers as well as our heavenly Father. I thought I was ready to read it. But I wasn't. I read the first chapter, cried my eyes out, and promptly tossed it on the coffee table and walked away. But that book just kept calling my name. So I picked it back up and read some more. I cried a little more and put it back on the coffee table. After this second reading session I knew I needed to finish it. I knew I would find healing in the end but I also knew it would be like ripping a band-aid off. And it was. My earthly father was a flawed man. He hurt me deeply but God showed me how to forgive and move on. Louie Giglio's writing took me through that journey again and it was tough but it was so worth it. If you have a father, and we all do, you need to read this book. Even if you have to read it over a period of time like I did you should. Being able to see your relationship through the lens of your heavenly Father puts things in perspective. I found this book to be a hard read but worth every tear. We all have a longing for a good father and this affirms that He's already there just waiting for you to come to Him. I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
emiliec 13 days ago
( I received this book for free for review from B&h publishing) I have no books by this author so I think this book will help me start a collection of his books.I like the topic of this book I think it is very important and original.Getting back on the topic of Louie Giglio I have never listened to his sermons before and I don't know much about him.I love the design of the book I think the message is clear and I love that about it,its not too much which I like.So this concludes my review of this book I would give it a 4/5 stars so get yourself a copy.
Teadrinker 16 days ago
I don't know about you, but I have struggled with the idea of God as my father. Not Forsaken by Louie Giglio reminds us that God is our heavenly father. However, He is not a "bigger version of our earthly dad." Instead He is our perfect father when we are born again and He wants us to remember that we share His heavenly genes and He does truly love us like no other. I listened to this audio book of Not Forsaken and it was good. However, I am a visual learner so seeing the words on the pages helped me drive this concept into my heart and head better than just listening. Giglio uses a lot of Scripture to help readers see that God is our Heavenly Father. He also uses some personal stories that well-illustrated his points on how God cares for each of us. He also talks about how hard it must be for so many of us who had far less than perfect fathers to see God as father. He acknowledges that the struggle is so real for so many. Yet, I like that Giglio never comes across as judging or admonishing. Instead he just gently points me to My Savior as our God. I especially liked the chapter about how we can see God as our father in how Jesus treated those He was with on earth. Not Forsaken has given me a lot to think about and reflect on as I see God as my Father, my perfect father. I have a new set of genes as a part of the heavenly family. I no longer need to look at my father as a heavenly role model type. Instead I can just pray for him and see him as someone in need of a heavenly father too. I encourage anyone with father struggles in their faith to read this book. I received this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review.
Ian_Acheson 5 months ago
God as Father is so misunderstood due in a lot of ways to the earthly fathers we've experienced. Giglio writes a compelling book on why we shouldn't use our own experiences of earthy fathers to overly influence our perspectives of God. the Father. Certainly, there are many great earthly fathers who reflect many of the qualities of our God, however, the goodness of God and His unending love are way beyond anything human fathers are able to be. Giglio encourages the reader to confront our images of the father and reveals the nature of the Heavenly Father. For many this might be a difficult read having had negative father experiences but Giglio gently helps the reader work through this. Sure, this book won't replace a good counsellor, however, provides such an in-depth insight into the loving nature of God it provides hope to those who've had such a poor experience. There are so many good chapters but I found Chapter 10, the last one, to be an absolute cracker. In this chapter, Giglio works through how we are able to become more like Christ using some brilliant verses that sum up the 'divine nature' that is both present in us and accessible to develop the fruits of the Holy Spirit in maturing as the beloved sons and daughters of Christ. Go get a copy of this book. Giglio has an engaging style, not unlike how he speaks, and as a result is very accessible and gracious. I received an advanced unfinished copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley with no expectations of a favourable review.