• Surrender to Love

  • Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality
  • By: David G. Benner
  • Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
  • Length: 3 hrs and 32 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (445 ratings)

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Surrender to Love

By: David G. Benner
Narrated by: Robin Bloodworth
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A Personal Growth Finalist in the 2004 Word Guild Canadian Writing Awards!

"Only God deserves absolute surrender because only God can offer absolutely dependable love." In our self-reliant era, most of us recoil from the concept of surrendering to a power or authority outside ourselves. But surrender need not be seen as threatening, especially when the One to whom we surrender is the epitome of goodness and love. God doesn't want his people to respond to him out of fear or obligation. Rather, he invites us to enter into an authentic relationship of intimacy and devotion. And so God calls us to move beyond mere obedience - by surrendering to love.

In this profound audiobook, David Benner explores the twin themes of love and surrender as the heart of Christian spirituality. Through careful examination of Scripture and reflection on the Christian tradition, Benner shows how God bids us to trust fully in his perfect love. Writing with mature wisdom gleaned from many years of integrating psychological and spiritual insight, Benner demonstrates keen perception and sensitivity to the realities of spiritual formation. In each chapter he includes meditative exercises to guide you into a greater experience of trust and spiritual transformation. God is love, and he intends for you to live in his love. Surrender to Love will lead you to an unexpected place, where yieldedness to God frees you to become who he created you to be.

©2003 David G. Benner (P)2014 Audible Inc.

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Just what I needed. 💜

Beautiful book - Life changing. So blessed it found me. Thank you DG Benner for sharing it.

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Life Changing

when you surrender to God's love, life flows so much better. God's Love is like no other, He loves us perfectly!

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Great Study!

Worth digesting with the Bible scriptures mentioned. Worth. taking every word to God!
Let God refill your love tank!

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Another Important Book By Dr. Benner

Transformation is what happens to us when we unconditionally yield to God's Love for us.

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Surrendering is the way

The author invites us to move beyond our own situations to give ourselves to God by surrendering. He weaves insights and stories of people he has worked with into a concept from Scripture of surrendering to love. Surrendering to God. I found the book helpful and the narrator does a good job of making it accessible.

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Wonderful truth for everyone!!!

Everyone in the world needs to read this book!!! From start to finish I enjoyed every word! There is so much truth and wisdom. The most important thing we can do in this life is let God love us and this is a great help to lead you in that direction.

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The book was one step closer to Jesus. One step closer to love. Thank you.

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An excellent read!

An excellent read filled with profound reminders of God’s love. A great integration of psychology and Christian spirituality!

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Where Was This Book During The Pandemic?

At pandemic peak fear where was this book? Book talks a lot about fear and surrendering to true love or God. Just recently watched "The Vow" on HBO Streaming so couldn't help but think about some of the downsides of this, but if it's actually God and not some false idol could be a good thing.

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What a beautiful book!

A gentle, compassionate invitation to surrender to the love of God! The performance was well paced.

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Well worth it!

I have read a book by this author about the true self and that really moved me. Then I came across this book and it has only added strength, hope and faith in my following of Christ. Insightful and inspiring. I will listen to it again.

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  • 12-04-22

this really moved my heart

Reminded me what the true essence of Christianity is all about. moved my heart !