This is the latest book, of many, that I have read of Dr. John MacArthur. Dr. MacArthur is by far my favorite current Bible teacher, pastor, and author. He has written many works of which have changed my life and impacted who I am as a minister and person.
In "The God Who Loves," Dr. MacArthur ventures into the pool of God's love, but he doesn't take you where most in pop Christianity does not expect.
What is perhaps most thrilling about this book is how he approaches the subject of God's love. It isn't happy-go-lucky. Not at all. In fact, a good bit of the book looks at God's love in the lense of his wrath, justice, and judgments. MacArthur argues that we cannot understand God's love until we understand his wrath. And that is so true. He goes on to add that by only focussing on His love, as modern evangelicalism does, we can't really enjoy it as much because whenever we realize what we utterly deserve as sinful man, and besides all of that, God chose to save us nonetheless, then we can truly know how much God loves us. It is truly an exciting thing to think about.
Dr. MacArthur also answers many difficult questions that this subject brings up. Such questions include, "since God didn't choose everyone, He does not love those in whom He has not chosen, correct?" Also, "how could a God of love send people to hell?"
In all of these hard issues, the author provides Biblical answers with pastoral gentleness. It is truly a great read to dive into the text and find answers to these difficult questions. MacArthur does a wonderful job.
As you can guess, I highly recommend everyone to read this book. It is a great book, and should be read by all believers worldwide.