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Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging (audio)

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Overview

Many Christians have bought into the lie that we are worthy of God’s love only when our lives are going well. If our families are happy or our jobs are meaningful, life is a success.

Yet when life begins to fall apart and embarrassing sins threaten to reveal our less-than-perfect identity, we scramble to keep up a good front to present to the world—and to God. We cower and hide until we can rearrange the mask of perfection and look good again. Sadly, it is then that we wonder why we lack intimate relationships and a passionate faith.

All this time, though, God is calling us to take our masks off and come openly to him. God longs for us to know in the depths of our beings that he loves us and accepts us as we are. When we are our true selves, we can finally claim our identity as God’s children and experience his pure pleasure in who we are.

Brennan Manning encourages us to let go of the impostor lifestyle and freely accept our belovedness as a child of the heavenly father. In him there is life, our passion is rekindled, and our union with him is his greatest pleasure.

  • Discusses the idea of openness with God even in the face of failure or embarassment
  • Explains how being true to God helps build a stronger relationshp with him
  • Encourages not to give up hope and faith when life is hard
    • Discusses the idea of openness with God even in the face of failure or embarassment
    • Explains how being true to God helps build a stronger relationshp with him
    • Encourages not to give up hope and faith when life is hard
    • Come Out of Hiding
    • The Impostor
    • The Beloved
    • Abba’s Child
    • The Pharisee and the Child
    • Present Risenness
    • The Recovery of Passion
    • Fortitude and Fantasy
    • The Rabbi’s Heartbeat
    • Title: Abba’s Child
    • Author: Brennan Manning
    • Narrator: Dan Cashman
    • Edition: Unabridged
    • Publisher: christianaudio Hovel
    • Print Publisher: NavPress
    • Runtime: 6.1 hours
    • Christian Group: Evangelical
    • Product Type: Audiobook
    • Topic: Counseling
    Brennan Manning

    Brennan Manning (1934–2013) was a Franciscan priest, theology professor, and spiritual director. He studied at St. John’s University, the University of Missouri, St. Francis Seminary, Columbia University, and Catholic University of America.

    Brennan’s ministry responsibilities over the years took him from the hallways of academia to the byways of the poor. In the mid-seventies Brennan resumed campus ministry at Broward Community College. His successful ministry was harshly interrupted, however, when he suffered a precipitate collapse into alcoholism. Six months of treatment restored his health and placed him on the road to recovery. It was at this point in his life that Brennan began writing in earnest.

    Brennan traveled widely as he continued to write and preach, encouraging men and women everywhere to accept and embrace the good news of God’s unconditional love in Jesus Christ. He wrote many books, including All Is Grace: A Ragamuffin Memoir, Patched Together, and Abba’s Child