by Don McLaughlin
Love if the only cure.
“A terrible virus has spread across the planet and turned the human race into bloodthirsty monsters. Mankind’s only hope for survival is . . .” Originally part of the tagline for the sci-fi thriller "I Am Legend", these lines describe the undercurrent of unrest and turbulence in our world. The virus we face is hate—an epidemic infecting social media, politics, neighborhoods, and homes. Communities of believers, which should be clinics with the cure, are instead suspected of being primary carriers of the virus.
But there is hope. Love is the only cure for the sick and dying world. But not just any love.
Love First offers a clear-eyed assessment of the current love/hate crisis and a practical, doable strategy for how Christians can begin to truly love, especially those who do not love us in return. With wit, humor, and hard-hitting questions, McLaughlin will surprise, inspire, convict, and challenge you with God's call to love as we have been loved.
Don McLaughlin came to his personal faith in college, where he also met the love of his life, Susan. They raised five amazing adults, and they love being grandparents. After ministries in Ohio and Indiana, Don has served as the preaching pastor for the North Atlanta Church of Christ in Atlanta, Georgia, since 1997. This “Love First” church is known for its colorful diversity, commitment to Christ, and community impact. While pursuing his education through Harding, Emory, and Lipscomb universities, Don developed a deep appreciation for the different voices that speak into what it means to be the people of God in the world. His extensive global ministry experience cemented his conviction that global issues are solved by local believers who reshape their communities by living the faith, hope, and love of Jesus Christ.
Dimensions (inches): 5.5 x 8.25
Weight (pounds): 0.6