quotes from Brennan Manning: ‘My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it. The Ragamuffin Gospel is a book about the essence of Christianity by former Franciscan priest Brennan Manning. Manning argues that Jesus’ gospel was one . The late Brennan Manning wrote his classic The Ragamuffin Gospel for the “ bedraggled, beat-up, and burnt-out,” for “anyone who has grown weary and.

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What is the ragamuffin gospel?

Part of me wished I had done so earlier and part of me is grateful I encountered this beautiful book when I did. This one did, page after page, relentlessly.

It is magnificent in its simplicity and depth and honesty and gratefulness and worship. If you have not, please read it. He is the only God man has ever heard of who loves sinners.

No, it is for a far larger, homelier, less self-conscious caste of people who understand they are sinners because they have experienced the yaw and pitch of moral struggle. The legalists can never live brennqn to the expectations they project on God.


It is an act gospwl faith in the grace of God. The Father gospe, justice and love; the Son is love and justice. And to be broken is to stand in need of grace.

We miss the experience of awe, reverence, and wonder. Our world is saturated with grace, and the lurking presence of God is revealed not only in spirit but in matter.

Most people understand imagery and symbol better than doctrine and dogma. Images touch hearts and awaken imaginations. We are either mmanning a little more or dying a little bit, ad Norman Mailer put it. Human logic is based on human experience and human nature.

The Ragamuffin Gospel By Brennan Manning

Yahweh does not conform to this model. If Israel is unfaithful, God remains faithful against all logic and all limits of justice because He is. Jesus has journeyed to the far reaches of loneliness. There are no magic words, preset formulas, or esoteric rites of passage. Only Jesus Christ gopel us free from indecision.

The Scriptures offer no other basis for conversion than the personal magnetism of the Master. Trust at the mercy brsnnan the response it receives is a bogus trust. Consequently all we can do is pretend to believe we have been forgiven. As a result, our whole spiritual life is pseudo repentance and pseudo bliss.


It requires a strong sense of our redeemed selves to pass up the opportunity to appear graceful and good to other persons. It seeks truth in all its complexity.

It cannot be static, finished, settled. When Scripture, prayer, worship, ministry become routine, they are dead. When I have decided that I can now cope with the awful gospell of God I have headed to the shallows to avoid the deeps. I could more easily contain Niagara Falls in a teacup than I can comprehend the wild, uncontainable love of God.

The Ragamuffin Gospel – Wikipedia

It is already granted. He need only to receive it. Be amazed at the incredible, staggering love of God. Sale The Ragamuffin Gospel: NavPress – Edition no.

Usually we see other people not as they are, but as we are.

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