Real Love in an Angry World

How to Stick to Your Convictions without Alienating People

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"Wise instruction on how to practically guide people toward Jesus without pushing them away."--Craig Groeschel, pastor, Life.Church; author of Divine Direction: 7 Decisions That Will Change Your Life


The love that the world sees reflected by Christians is often a conditional one drifting to one of two extremes--compromising on truth or condemning those who disagree. But Jesus, despite having enemies on all sides, somehow managed to speak the truth in love. He calls us to do the same.

"Many of the tensions we feel when we try to live out our faith," says Rick Bezet, "would disappear if we learned to navigate them with wisdom, grace, and common courtesy." Rick shows you how to speak the truth in love by spending time with Jesus, the one who did it best. For anyone unsure if they are doing more harm than good when they talk (or don't talk) about matters of faith, this book offers compassionate and inspirational guidance.


"How do we speak the truth in love? It's one of the trickiest and sorest subjects for Christians. Pastor Rick has gifted us a life-giving tool in Real Love in an Angry World, a guidebook to navigating those tough conversations."--Tommy Barnett, co-pastor, Dream City Church; founder and co-pastor, Los Angeles Dream Center

"When Jesus spoke to the woman at the well, he began by relating to her need as a person before exposing the depths of her lifestyle. The book you are holding will help you do the same. The Jesus way. The compassion/truth way. The only way that will reach our confused nation and chaotic world."--Larry Stockstill, pastor emeritus, Bethany Church


Rick Bezet is the founder and lead pastor of New Life Church in Central Arkansas, which has over a dozen campuses. The author of Be Real, Bezet is one of the founding directors of the Association of Related Churches (ARC), an organization designed to impact the world through missions. He lives in Arkansas with his family.


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"As Jesus followers, we always want to show God's love, but communicating truth with grace can be challenging at times. Thankfully, Real Love in an Angry World offers wise instruction on how to practically guide people toward Jesus without pushing them away."

Craig Groeschel, pastor, Life.Church; author of Divine Direction: 7 Decisions that Will Change Your Life

"How do we speak the truth in love? It's one of the trickiest and sorest subjects for Christians. Pastor Rick has gifted us a life-giving tool in Real Love in an Angry World, a guidebook to navigating those tough conversations. I would recommend this book to anyone who has beliefs and wants to voice them with charity and truth."

Tommy Barnett, co-pastor, Dream City Church; founder and co-pastor, Los Angeles Dream Center

"Pastor Rick Bezet doesn't shrink from relating the gospel truth concerning critical issues. He also uses amazing humor and true compassion to relate to each individual who hears that message. When Jesus spoke to the woman at the well, he began by relating to her need as a person before exposing the depths of her lifestyle. The book you are holding will help you do the same. The Jesus way. The compassion/truth way. The only way that will reach our confused nation and chaotic world."

Larry Stockstill, pastor emeritus, Bethany Church

"One of many things I appreciate about Real Love in an Angry World is that my son knows the truth--not just facts, but truth that God loves us and is a lot more patient with us than we'll probably ever realize. Rick understands the importance of treating people with respect and honor, treating others the way he would want to be treated, even if he doesn't agree with them. He also knows how to live a fun life with joy and gusto. I love you, son, and I'm very proud of how you have become a real influencer of people."

Richard Bezet Sr.

"In an honest and hysterical way that only Rick Bezet can pull off, Real Love in an Angry World challenges its readers to live more like Christ and a little less like a Christian. It's a must-read for everyone wanting to cultivate richer relationships in their lives and learn just what it means to speak truth in love."

Randy Bezet, lead pastor, Bayside Community Church


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  1. Rick Bezet

    Rick Bezet

    Rick Bezet is the founder and lead pastor of New Life Church in Central Arkansas, listed by Outreach Magazine in 2009 as America's fastest-growing church. Today, with over a dozen campuses and a multitude of worship experiences, New Life...

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