Brennan Manning

Five-star grace books 2013

January 1, 2014 // 33 Comments

A few months ago my book, The Gospel in Ten Words, joined an exclusive club of books that have received 100 five-star reviews on Amazon. In recognition of this achievement, Amazon sent me a gold-framed certificate, a gift voucher, and a personal note from Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos. Actually, none of that happened. [...]

“Abba’s Child” by Brennan Manning

October 10, 2013 // 21 Comments

Brennan Mannings 1994 book, Abba’s Child: The Cry of the Heart for Intimate Belonging, is a collection of essays on the theme of identity. There are chapters on who we are and who we are not. Since I have long known that I am my Father’s beloved son, I was particularly intrigued by a chapter called “The [...]

Top 10 Brennan Manning Quotes

April 19, 2013 // 26 Comments

Brennan Manning passed away last Friday at the age of 79. I only found out this morning and I’ve been thinking of him all day. I never met Brennan Manning and I never heard him preach. Yet I would count myself as one of the millions who have been touched by his life. Why? I’ve read The Ragamuffin Gospel, [...]

“The Ragamuffin Gospel” by Brennan Manning

July 21, 2012 // 20 Comments

Several years ago I attended an Easter Service where communion was to be served. Prior to distributing the cup and the bread a lady got up and read from Brennan Manning’s book The Ragamuffin Gospel. She read the part where Manning describes how Jesus overturned the customs of the day by dining with anyone who [...]