Built to Love
Can you be happy in suffering? Can you feel love in a world that is sometimes so dark and cold and unforgiving? If so, how? Built to Love is author Daniel J. McDonald’s second book and explains how he has found lasting peace and happiness, despite suffering from debilitating lung disease for many years, despite watching his father suffer through quadriplegia, despite suffering his own crippling chronic pain, and despite having a paralyzed GI tract that leaves him unable to eat and dependent upon a feeding tube. Dan concluded in his first book, Gethsemamnesia, that choosing to love “is the only light that will lead you from the dark abyss of suffering. It is the light that will reveal your pathway home.” In Built to Love, Dan expands on this theme, focusing on the practical dimensions of loving and how to become, in his words, “built to love.”
Drawing upon his own experiences with love’s power to alleviate suffering, modern scientific research, ancient scripture and the wisdom of the ages, McDonald, a lawyer by profession, makes his case for why and how you should become built to love. Built to Love explains, in practical terms, why ordinary people matter and how they can change the world while finding lasting happiness through small and simple things. If you are serious about reclaiming your happiness and living the second great commandment, as taught by Jesus, then Built to Love will be a helpful guide for your journey.
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Do you ever feel like your prayers aren’t answered? Do you ever feel like God isn’t there and, if he is, he doesn’t care? Do you ever feel isolated and lonely … like nobody cares and nobody understands? Do you ever feel like the things you’ve learned in church just aren’t helping you understand or feel connected to God? Do you ever wonder why there is so much suffering and why God doesn’t do something about it? If so, then Gethsemamnesia, Dan’s first book, might be a helpful resource for you.
When it was first released in 2011, Gethsemamnesia soon became a Lulu.com best seller. It follows Jesus through his weakest mortal moments in the Garden of Gethsemane and at Golgotha and explores the valuable, uplifting and empowering lessons we can learn from the mortal Jesus. If Jesus could have moments of mortal weakness and yet be sinless, then it is no sin for us, his fellow mortals, to have those moments also. If Jesus begged for exemption from suffering and asked “why” it is okay for us to do likewise. What can we learn from Jesus and how he dealt with suffering? Gethsemamnesia is a paradigm-changing book that should be required reading for all those who suffer and struggle, which is all of us. To read an excerpt, check out the free previews on lulu.com or amazon.com now!