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Love Is: A Yearlong Experiment of Living Out 1 Corinthians 13 Love by Kim Sorrelle

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Kim Sorrelle thought it would be fairly easy to live out the “love is” descriptions in 1 Corinthians 13 over the course of a year. She knew all about what is often called the “love chapter;” she knew a lot about love herself, having seen it in action in her marriage, with her children, and through her work with a nonprofit in Haiti and other countries.

“It is quite a list, a list that I think I already know, but somehow I think I have a lot to learn,” she writes in the introduction. As you’ll discover, she did have a lot to learn, and we’ll learn with her as she works her way through the list that begins with “love is patient” and ends with “love always perseveres.”

Sorrelle takes readers on a journey through 1 Corinthians 13 as she takes us to Haiti, a place she loves and has visited and worked in many times. Most of us would have gone off the deep end if we’d experienced the maddening, exasperating, and sometimes dangerous experiences she faced. Yet she came through them more like Jesus and with a better understanding of what Jesus’ love means in the real world. Hers are not abstract examples, but stories taken from her life as an American woman in a third-world country and as an entrepreneur in what is often a man’s world in the U.S. and abroad.

Readers will come away challenged, amused, and delighted at Sorrelle’s journey and her unique voice as she digs deep into 1 Corinthians 13, a chapter in the Bible that reveals God’s heart and offers us a roadmap for living out God’s love. Once you close the book, you’ll want to begin your own journey through 1 Corinthians 13. (Kregel)

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