Keeping Passion for Jesus in a World Growing Cold
He's inviting you to sustained and unquenchable love.
Jesus is worthy of a love that burns in the likeness of His love for us. But threats to our passion for Him come with the storms and setbacks we face. With vulnerable perspective and insight, Dana Candler shares her own battles with keeping first love and how the Lord breaks in with vital truth and fresh desire to her soul--and how He yearns to do the same for you.
Discover how to overcome the enemies of holy passion and tangibly experience His love. When you do, He will consume your heart with thriving joy, delight and passion for Him, burning bright all your days.
"First Love equips you to say yes to God's invitation to a life marked by confident trust, deep-rooted joy and a love that overflows and impacts all that you do!"--JODIE BERNDT, bestselling author, Praying the Scriptures for Your Children
"This book will strengthen your confidence in the One who never starts a fire and walks away."--BOB SORGE, bestselling author, Secrets of the Secret Place
"I pray every reader of this book will be encouraged to live from the secret place of prayer so that they may also stand in the peace of God."--HEIDI G. BAKER, Ph.D., co-founder and executive chairman of the board, Iris Global
"It is a joy to know that Dana is a true intercessor and a passionate lover of Jesus. Almost daily I speak with people who have suffered through the worst terrors this world can throw at them, but whose faith and joy in Jesus remain stronger than the grave. This hope is the most real thing on earth! It is for everyone, in every nation, and I pray every reader of this book will be encouraged to live from the secret place of prayer so that they may also stand in 'the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding' (Philippians 4:7)."
Heidi G. Baker, Ph.D., co-founder and executive chairman of the board, Iris Global
"Do you want a love that burns bright from beginning to end? With specific action steps and thoughtful prayer prompts, First Love equips you to say yes to God's invitation to a life marked by confident trust, deep-rooted joy and a love that overflows and impacts all that you do!"
Jodie Berndt, bestselling author, Praying the Scriptures for Your Children
"There is nothing more sacred than our heart's flame of first love for Jesus. This book by Dana Candler is the perfect antidote to the epidemic of apathy that constantly threatens our soul's health. Her vulnerability as well as the revelation mined from her own years of pursuit after God's heart is exactly what is needed in our day. I cannot recommend her or this new message enough."
Lee M. Cummings, founding senior pastor, Radiant Church and Radiant Network; author, School of the Spirit: Living the Holy Spirit-Empowered Life
"Dana Candler is a deep-hearted lover of Jesus who possesses a deep well of revelation from years spent in intimate conversation with Him. God is speaking to the Church right now about wholehearted communion--with Him and our brothers and sisters. Dana declares these truths with impassioned boldness and clarity. First Love will compel you to step headlong into love for God and others at a depth that will prepare you to live wholeheartedly at the end of the ages. I encourage you to read with your Bible open and a pen in hand and allow the Lord to take you into the depths of His love afresh."
Billy Humphrey, director, GateCity Church
"The Bride of Christ worldwide will be praying Song of Solomon 8:6 continually in preparation for the return of her Bridegroom Jesus. Saturated for years in the language and heartbeat of this bridal paradigm, Dana imparts like few others this wisdom and passion in her most timely book, First Love."
Lou Engle, president, Lou Engle Ministries
"What kind of wholehearted love does the cross invite? I know no one more capable of guiding our hearts in this quest than Dana Candler. For over twenty years, I've watched her live the message of this book. She shows us that first love is not our destination but rather just the beginning. If you want a burning love for Jesus, this book will strengthen your confidence in the One who--in Dana's words--never starts a fire and walks away."
Bob Sorge, author, Secrets of the Secret Place