Like any loving father, God wants to see his children living together in harmony and peace, and the church should be his visual aid of unity and love to all of mankind. Any breakdown of relationships amongst his people tragically compromises Christian testimony in a divided world. The Bible has a wealth of teaching on this vitally important subject. Each chapter in this book considers a passage of Scripture, underscoring the great importance that God places on human relationships, examining how things can go wrong in them, and giving practical guidance on how deal with existing problems and how to prevent new ones from developing. Warmly devotional in its tone and thoroughly practical in its emphasis, this book examines many aspects of biblical love. It is Christ-centred, full of biblical insights, and generously illustrated with engaging quotations from a wide range of sources.
Alec Judd was born in Kent and, while serving in the RAF in Germany, he was converted through the witness of an air force corporal. After studying at London Bible College, and then marrying, he served as pastor of churches in Oxford, Dublin, Liverpool and Lurgan, Northern Ireland. In the mid 1990s he was president of the Baptist Union of Ireland. Since his retirement in 1995, he has been engaged in preaching and teaching the Bible in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. He and his wife, Joan, have three adult children and several grandchildren.
‘…mature reflection on a crucial and highly relevant theme with clear application to everyday life’
— Dr Raymond Brown
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