quotes from The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, Beat- Up, and Burnt Out: ‘My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by. The Ragamuffin Gospel is a book about the essence of Christianity by former Franciscan priest Brennan Manning. Manning argues that Jesus’ gospel was one . For more than 15 years, Manning’s bestseller The Ragamuffin Gospel has reminded us that Jesus did not come for the pretty, pious and powerful. Instead, he.

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See all books by Brennan Manning. Let ragamuffins everywhere gather as a confessing Church to cry out in protest. We proclaim how precious each life is to God and should be to us.

This and so much more is sheer gift; it is not reward for our faithfulness, our generous disposition, or our heroic life of prayer. Usually we see brenann people not as they are, but as we are.

The Ragamuffin Gospel By Brennan Manning

When Scripture, prayer, worship, ministry become routine, they are dead. Aug 19, Pages Buy. You tell others about Me – your words are glib. Images touch hearts and awaken imaginations.

Jesus has journeyed to the far reaches of loneliness.

The Ragamuffin Gospel Quotes by Brennan Manning

This article about a book on the Catholic Church is a stub. This one did, page after page, relentlessly. Most people understand imagery and symbol better than doctrine and dogma. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Awareness of our poverty and ineptitude causes us to rejoice in the gift of brehnan called out of darkness into wondrous light and translated into the kingdom of God’s beloved Son.


To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole gospsl story, the light side and the dark. We continue to see Him as a small-minded bookkeeper, tallying our failures and successes on a score sheet. Sale The Ragamuffin Gospel: This page was last edited on 7 Novemberat Did you know that every time you tell Me you love Me, I say thank you?

Gosprl we also weep when the evening news reported from Arkansas that a black family had been shotgunned out of a white neighborhood. Oct 06, Pages Buy. Read it Forward Read it first.

Sentence them to three years in solitude with the Bible as their only companion. In The Ragamuffin Gospel, Brennan Manning brenjan the true meaning of the word grace in all its power.

It requires a strong sense of our redeemed selves to pass up the opportunity to appear graceful and good to other persons. Be amazed at the incredible, staggering love of God. Add to Cart Add to Cart. Looking for More Great Reads?

There are no magic words, preset formulas, or esoteric rites of passage. Just enter your email below! As a result, our whole spiritual life is pseudo repentance and pseudo bliss. He treats us not as failures but as the chosen objects of His love. I am God, not man.

The next time you preach about My love with such obnoxious familiarity, I may come and blow your whole prayer meeting apart. Part of me wished I had done so earlier and part of me is grateful I encountered this beautiful book when I did.

No evil can resist grace forever. Aristotle said I am a rational animal; I say I am an angel with an incredible capacity for beer. If you reject the ragamuffin gospel and turn your back on Christianity, do so because you find the answers of Jesus incredible, blasphemous, or hopelessly hopeful.


If Israel is unfaithful, God remains faithful against all logic and all limits of justice because He is. Are you bedraggled, beat-up, burnt-out? We miss the experience of awe, reverence, and wonder.

The Ragamuffin Gospel

Death, panic, depression, and disillusionment may be near you. Images touch hearts and awaken imaginations.

You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. I shall see the woman who had an abortion and is haunted by guilt and remorse but did the best she could faced with grueling alternatives; the businessman besieged with debt who sold his integrity in a series of desperate tagamuffin the insecure clergyman addicted manninh being liked, who never challenged his people from the pulpit and longed for unconditional love; the sexually abused teen molested by his father and now selling his body on the street, who, as he falls asleep each night after his last ‘trick’, whispers the name of the unknown God he learned about in Sunday school.

Views Read Edit View history. We can recognize our poverty and powerlessness as what bring us closer to a God whose love embraces us no matter what. Why are we likely to believe in grace in theory but deny it in practice? Inspired by Your Browsing History. The Scriptures offer no other basis for conversion than the personal magnetism of the Master.

It obliterates the two-class citizenship theory operative in many American churches.