by Brennan Manning


Colorado Springs, Colorado

2003 US$ 16.99

Reviewed by Claire L. Eva, Assistant Director, General Conference Stewardship Ministries

This new, inspired and artistic volume by Brennan Manning could become a Christian classic. This reviewer is on the third read through. Manning has a way of expressing the heart and soul of Christian faith; probably because he speaks authentically and honestly, with a passion for the compassion of Christ.

The Rabbi’s Heartbeat is concise, yet full of meaning. The title may be familiar, as it is one of the chapter titles from Manning’s newly revised Abba’s Child.

Manning says, ?Define yourself radically as one beloved by God. This is the true self. Every other identity is illusion? (p. 40). This volume will help the reader internalize what it means to be the beloved of God. It exposes how we, as Christians, are tempted to put forth the ?imposter? within: ?Living out of the false self creates a compulsive desire to present a perfect image to the public so that everybody will admire us and nobody will know us.?

The author shares: the value of solitude, the dynamic power that flows from living in the ?present risenness of Christ,? sharing through acts of love, and so much more. This is a book that will bring meaning and grace to your life and to those you love.