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Thursday, February 6, 2014

One Year Celebration of 14 Days of Agape ~ Giveaway!

I've had the honor of joining my dear friend, Rosilind Jukić, in the one year anniversary celebration of the publication of her first book, 14 Days of Agape. Today I'd like to share with you the impact this wonderful book has had on my life, and give you the opportunity to enter in a giveaway of the book, 14 Days of Agape, as part of the celebration!

A Deepened Understanding of 1 Corinthians 13

In this book, Rosilind seeks to deepen our understanding of 1 Corinthians 13, a chapter that has long been known as "the love chapter". For years, its verses have been used in weddings and on romantic greeting cards. While it is wonderful that couples use these verses in such a way, there is so much more we can learn from 1 Corinthians 13. Rosilind has taken the time to learn how to apply this chapter from the standpoint that the book of 1 Corinthians was a letter written to a church in the town of Corinth instructing them in the area of relationship between brothers and sisters in Christ. She has taken what the Lord has taught her through her time of study and reflection and put it between the pages of 14 Days of Agape, so that we too may deepen our understanding.

This journey into 1 Corinthians 13 began toward the end of 2012 for Rosilind. At the end of the journey, she was left with a new perspective on the aspects of love, the local church, and her relationship with the body of Christ. 14 Days of Agape includes all of these aspects in a message that she hopes will speak to your heart as it spoke to hers while being revealed to her by God.

A Peek Inside 14 Days of Agape

I promise, once you begin reading 14 Days of Agape, it will be hard to put it down! Over and over I was convicted and challenged by the truths Rosilind shared. I was encouraged as well, to strive to grow in learning how to love the Church body God's way.

Take a look at the chapters included:

  1. Introduction
  2. A Beautiful Tongue of Gold
  3. I Want To Be Somebody
  4. Have You Sacrificed It All In Vain
  5. 5 Elements That Destroy the Church
  6. You Had Better Hang On To That Piece of Your Mind
  7. We Do Not Have Rights To Entitlements
  8. Beyond Forgiveness a Place of Greater Blessing
  9. Don't Shoot the Wounded
  10. A Hollywood Love
  11. God's Eternal Fountain of Perfect Love
  12. Maturing as God's Kids
  13. Perception of a Distorted Reflection
  14. Invest in Eternity
  15. A Fervent Holy Zeal
  16. About the Author

14 Days of Agape challenges and inspires me to move beyond my understanding of 1 Corinthians 13 to include a new understanding that Paul is speaking to my relationship within the Church body, and to express Agape love in all of my relationships. My prayer as I read was, "Oh Lord, help me to have this kind of love."

1 Corinthians 13

My heart was truly convicted as I read Rosilind's words. There are many times I have failed to display Agape love. With the new knowledge gained after reading 14 Days of Agape, I now know what to specifically ask the Holy Spirit to help develop inside my heart so that I can grow in this area of my Christian walk.

1 Corinthians 13

I'm left with the challenge to live up to the words of Jesus recorded for us in John 13:35, "By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

How about you need a fresh vision of 1 Corinthians 13 as it applies to your relationships within the Church body? If so, I highly recommend getting a copy of 14 Days of Agape by Rosilind Jukić. You can get your copy at Amazon.

I'm thrilled to be joining six other blogs in hosting a giveaway of 3 PDF copies of this wonderful book in celebration of its one year anniversary! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter for your chance to win a FREE copy of 14 Days of Agape!

1 Corinthians 13

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Walking in His Grace, 


  1. Love is everything. It's what we were created for. Because God loves us and wants our love more than anything, and wants us to love each other as He loves us.

  2. This selfless love is loving without expecting anything in return. Loving with all you have means being truly willing to die for that love. Agape love is so far from the way they portray love in any mainstream movie or book. The opposite of agape love is not hate, it is selfishness.

  3. these chapters seem to be filled with a lot of meat to meditate on. I think life in this world makes me hard at times and I forget that I am to show the Love of Jesus. I am trying at the moment to redefine how I discipline. Grace and mercy and then why they need to be disciplined. It's so hard. Like trying to re-event the wheel most days. But love must always come first. thanks for this post today.

    1. Yes, Amy, there is definitely a lot in 1 Corinthians 13 to meditate on. I'm right there with you in trying to redefine how I discipline. It's so hard not to let my emotions {which are usually heated in the moment of trying to discipline} spill out in an unhealthy way toward my son. God is teaching me to take those moments as opportunities to teach my son his need for the grace of God to change him from the inside. When I approach the discipline of my son from that mindset, it helps to keep my unhealthy emotions in check because Agape Love takes over. He is also teaching me to extend to my son the same mercy He extends to me during times of discipline in my own life. We both are learning and growing in the process. And when we saturate everything with Agape Love, we are loving God's way. It's really beautiful when you think about it.

  4. It means to love with all you have and your whole being. Love selflessly and without love, you have nothing and are not fulfilled.

  5. I need to be more watchful in the way I state my words. I need to let go of the emotion and really think about the persons feelings I am speaking to, be it family or
    friends. It is not right to tear a person down, I need to keep thinking of God's love.

  6. Just started memorizing I Cor. 13 with my kiddos.