I found this book by Tim King and Frank Martin (WaterBrook Press, 2006) to be very encouraging and uplifting. For some time I have understood God’s furious pursuit. On reflection I’m not sure how and when I learnt this truth. I remember reading Francis Thompson’s poem, “The Hound of Heaven” some years ago. Thompson describes God as the “Hound of Heaven”, the God who desires, pursues and actively seeks us out. He describes how he fled from God, “down the nights and down the days” … “down the arches of the years” and … “down the labyrinthine ways of my own mind.” Then he describes God pursuing him with these words, “But with unhurrying chase, and unperturbed pace, deliberate speed, majestic instancy”. The image it presents of God’s pursuit of us is very powerful.

Getting back to “Furious Pursuit”. It was good have the truth of God’s unfailing love reinforced. I particularly enjoyed to authors’ understanding of Jesus washing the disciples’ feet. God’s love is truly amazing.

It was also good to be reminded that life is not about us. In the busyness of life with many responsibilities clamouring for our attention it is easy to forget this. “Furious Pursuit” reminds us there is a far “Larger Story” going on and God allows us to play an important part in it.

A good read.

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