Sometimes the bigger something is, the easier it is to forget. You may have heard all your life that God is love, but has the truth of that statement really sunk in?

In The Reckless Love of God, I aim to pull the reader in close to ask if you’ve ever really considered what it means to say “Jesus loves me.” God’s love for us is real—he feels, knows, and even suffers on our behalf. Nothing will change your life, your goals, and your relationships faster than being captivated by this reality.

Whether you grew up as a Christian and have forgotten this essential truth, or if you’re hearing it for the first time, you need to be reminded—and assured—of the simple, amazing, mind-blowing fact that God loves us.
 
I can’t think of anyone better to write a book on the love of God than Alex Early. His joy-filled relationship with Jesus is contagious. I’m thrilled that he’s captured some of his theology and heart in this soul-filling book. I will be recommending it to both the religious and the irreligious of years to come.
— Tony Merida, founding pastor of Imago Dei Church (Raliegh, NC), associate professor of preaching at Southeastern Baptist Seminary, and author of Ordinary
 
The reality that ‘God is love’ is too easily domesticated and kept at arm’s length. In The Reckless Love of God, Alex relishes in the joy and adventure that takes place with the love of God takes possession of our hearts.
— Justin S. Holcomb, Episcopal priest, professor of theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and author of On the Grace of God
 

New believers need to know what to expect. While many books cover the nuts and bolts of new faith--how to read the Bible, how to pray, how to find a church--in this book, I focus on issues of the heart. What are Christians supposed to feel? What happens when they sin? What does God want from them? Designed to challenge and reassure, this book gives a realistic depiction of the Christian life, and includes such topics as how to rest in God's love, what forgiveness looks like when you blow it, what it means to find your identity in Christ, and how to pray with honesty and transparency.

God isn't surprised when we struggle, and although being in a relationship with God is amazing, he never promised that this life would be easy. He can handle "real" people, and he pours out his reckless love regardless of what we do or think on any given day. We all need to be reminded of this, but especially those new to the faith.