The Nurturing God: God’s Parenting and Ours (eBook)

$11.20

The nurturing of God needs to be understood using both feminine motherhood and masculine fatherhood. They are two sides of one coin.

Clear

Description

“Some years ago, a speaker on inner healing spoke on the mothering aspect of God expressed through the Holy Spirit. It caused a strong reaction among some people in the congregation. However, the Biblically sound revelation of the Mother Heart of God is a greatly needed companion to all the blessings from the Father Heart of God.

Over the years, the unique prophetic ministry of the Littletons has released much of the potential of the Body of Christ in Asia. Diane’s book is the icing on the cake!”

— Derek Hong
Senior Pastor
Good Gifts City Church, Singapore

Preface

Chapter 1: Pictures of God
Chapter 2: Two Sides of One Coin
Chapter 3: True Masculinity & True Femininity
Chapter 4: Other Characteristics of the Masculine & Feminine
Chapter 5: False Masculine & Feminine Identities
Chapter 6: False Sexual Identities
Chapter 7: Identity & Nurturing
Chapter 8: Made in the Image of God
Chapter 9: Four Biblical Loves
Chapter 10: Storge
Chapter 11: Made to be Loved
Chapter 12: Why is Motherhood Despised?
Chapter 13: Our God is a Nurturing God

Acknowledgements
Bibliography

Thank you, Diane, for pouring out both God’s heart, and your heart, to touch and change many of our hearts into more of His image. All who ponder these pages will be enriched in their relationships with God and with one another. A beautiful balance of God’s image is reflected in what is described as the “true masculine” and the “true feminine” in their interface together in fatherhood and motherhood.

Diane skillfully facilitates us into a deeper revelation of both the Father and Mother heart of God. God’s maternal, nurturing, nourishing, comforting side is seen mostly in the Holy Spirit who is also called the Comforter. This work is an eye-opener into a fuller revelation of God’s heart. It takes us into a deeper level of love for him, each other, and ourselves. Without this love, Paul says, we have nothing.
— Dr. Bruce Thompson,
International Dean Emeritus,
College of Counseling; Health Care, University of the Nations

To think of God as Mother is not as common as seeing him as Father, and yet in both ways, we may have distorted images of him due to our earthly experiences of authority figures. This gentle book presents God both as the loving Father as well as emphasizing his motherly characteristics. It has touched my heart deeply. I highly recommend it to all who want to know God in a much, much deeper way and to be liberated to live as children of a Father-Mother God.

Thank you, Diane, for sharing a gem of a book to this crying world that needs the motherly comfort of a nurturing God.
— Dr. Linda Bubod,
Clinical Director,
School of Counseling, Singapore Bible College

Some years ago, a speaker on inner healing spoke on the mothering aspect of God expressed through the Holy Spirit. It caused a strong reaction among some people in the congregation. However, the Biblically sound revelation of the Mother Heart of God is a greatly needed companion to all the blessings from the Father Heart of God.

Over the years, the unique prophetic ministry of the Littletons has released much of the potential of the Body of Christ in Asia. Diane’s book is the icing on the cake!
— Derek Hong,
Senior Pastor,
Good Gifts City Church, Singapore

The Apostle Paul pastored the Thessalonian church like a mother caring for her little children, as well as like a father dealing with his own children. In the church worldwide, the Father Heart of God has been overemphasized at the expense of the Mother Heart of God.

As an experienced missionary in Asia, Diane Littleton, with her feminine touch, explores the God-given gender differences, and urges parents and families to utilize the nurturing side of God’s heart in their interpersonal relationships. The book is a must-read for all Christians who are interested in developing the intuitive, heart side of who they are.
— Dr. Andrew Dong-sup Chung,
President of Family Relations Research Institute, Korea;
Former Professor of Christian Counselling, Korean Baptist Theological Seminary