Ruthless Trust, Brennan Manning-Review

Another very enjoyable, and edifying read from Manning. After reading ‘Ragamuffin Gospel’ a few months ago I went out and bought everything of Manning’s I could find. As in all of Manning’s works I was in awe of the love of God, and His grace in not only saving me from my sin, but loving me in spite of my sin.

While I believe Mr. Manning and I would disagree in some areas theologically(though we’ve never discussed it :)) I wish more folks from my own “camp” would preach more about the love of God, and focus more on loving His people, and spend more time talking about that aspect(love, mercy, tenderness) of His character, and how that ought to flow out of us. Doctrine without love is worthless, and a theology devoid of love is really no theology at all. I too fell(fall) into this trap myself, and am thankful for stumbling onto Mr. Manning’s work.

I love Brennan Manning’s honest and straightforward style. He is a man with a lifetime of experiences across many areas and various church and denominational lines. This book didn’t contain a ton of new insights, as many of his books tend to repeat themselves, still I really enjoyed it, and would recommend it to others.


  1. Chris,

    I think it was after reading Manning’s “Ragamufiin Gospel” for the first time, almost a year ago, I felt like I was seeing a few things for the first time. One of those things was the NT’s theme of loving one another, which is almost totally ignored in the Reformed Evangelical world’s books and blogs.

    I’m looking forward to picking this book up. Thanks for the recommendation.


    1. I’m reading The Ragamuffin Gospel right now- really enjoying it so far! Oh, and I like the site re-design. 🙂

  2. Isn’t Manning awesome? Ruthless Trust in one of my favorites, though currently I’m reading The Signature of Jesus for the second time. It seems to be the one book of his that stands out the most. And he doesn’t seem to repeat anything from his other books.

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