Many Christians have a difficult time embracing the fatherhood of God. How do we approach the heart of the Father and heal the wounds our earthly father may have left?
The Lozanos have written this book with the purpose of drawing us to the heart of the Father and helping us deal with those issues that stand in the way. They explore how the character of the Father is revealed, freedom from the slavery we were in, forgiveness, our identity in Christ, and many other topics dealing with God's heart. They also write about walking in the authority of God as Father. “God desires to reestablish His dominion through you.”
They share their own experiences and those of others that are very inspiring.
I appreciate the teaching the Lozanos have given. It was interesting to read some of the testimonies where people had instant freedom from the issues that kept them from experiencing God as Father on a personal level. There were others that struggled. That is something we must realize, that we still have to make choices. We must turn away from false ideas and follow the Holy Spirit's leading. For some, that may be a lengthy process. The authors give narratives, contemplative reflections, and personal prayers to facilitate the journey.
This is a good book for those who have trouble embracing the fatherhood of God. You will be encouraged to turn from any bad images you have of fatherhood, perhaps from your own experiences. You will be encouraged to embrace your identity in Christ and that you are a child of your heavenly Father. You will also be encouraged to live out that identity. This is not a cure all book that will instantly cause you to lovingly embrace your heavenly Father. It will, however, give you the information and encouragement you need to take the steps to approach the Father as One who loves you.
Food for thought: “It is only in the Father, who is revealed by the Son, that we can know who we really are.”
Neal Lozano founded Heart of the Father Ministries to help people take hold of their freedom in Christ. He received his bachelor and graduate degrees from Villanova University. He was the director of the House of God's Light, a Christian community, for forty years. He and his wife have four grown sons and ten grandchildren and life in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.
Matthew Lozano received his bachelor's degree from James Madison University and his graduate degrees from Villanova University and the Augustine Institute. He taught high school for twelve years and now serves Heart of the Father Ministries as an international speaker and trainer. He and his wife have four children and live in Havertown, Pennsylvania.
You can find out more about their ministry at www.heartofthefather.com.
Chosen, 224 pages.
I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of an independent and honest review.