We're all outsiders sometimes. Each of us has felt lonely in a crowd, or been passed over for a job opportunity, or been squeezed out by "friends." We've all spent time on the outside looking in. But take heart--Jesus will leave the ninety-nine just for you.
Bestselling author Ken Gire weaves together stories from the Bible, history, and his own life to create a soul-lifting picture of a God who relentlessly pursues the outcast and disenfranchised--a God who became an outcast himself to bring his lost ones home. Let your eyes be opened to the one who will never fail to find you and embrace you as his child.
We're all guilty of it, at one time or another. Pushing someone aside because they are "different", seeing them with our own eyes instead of through God's. Society and media plays such a role in our lives today and gives us a model of what they think we should look like, how we should act and what is "acceptable. We may have been on the recieving end of stares, whispers and torment from other individuals who feel that we are the "different" ones. But in fact, we are all created in God's image, we all have free will, and most of all, no matter what, we are all forgiven.
This book talks about how God is always trying to pursue us, no matter where we go or what we do, he will never leave us or forsake us. This book tells stories of lepers, prostitutes and other "outcasts" who have found acceptance with God. From Bible times to todays modern world, we may change, but God remains the same yesterday, today & forever. He loves each and every one of us and wants us to live for him and worship him, the one who made us.
I would definitely reccomend this book. This is a great study tool. There are discussion questions at the end for group use to help provoke thinking, understanding and acceptance of others. It encourages us to see ourselves in a different light and how we can make a difference in the lives of others.
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