This book is absolutely phenomenal! Jerry and Denise do a wonderful job of explaining
why loving ourselves the way God loves us is biblical and desired by God. They also
do a great job of walking readers through the areas in our lives and past that may
be hindering us from loving ourselves the way God desires for us to. The book is
filled with powerful personal testimonies, practical and impactful exercises and
Spirit led prayers within every chapter! This book is simply a MUST READ that will
bless anyone who decides to read it.
This book by Jerry and Denise should be required reading for every Christian. If
it is read and applied, it will change your life. Awesome book by awesome people
I am so excited about this book that words fail me. I don’t think I have read anything
like it: personal and didactic at the same time with a very easy flow. I felt like
I was sitting in the counseling room across from Jerry and Denise. I thought of my
clients in the addiction center and I can see it transforming lives. I will buy this
I have been leading several women's groups on The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself,
and I can't tell you what life transforming changes I have witnessed each and every
week. The truths being spoken that flow from the pages are wonderful. The book goes
very deep into YOU as a beloved child of God who longs for your inner healing. Expect
tears . . . lots of tears, but healing tears! You have to go through the pain to
get to the other side which is freedom from past wounds. This is going to be a prerequisite
class before taking any of my other bible studies. Loving yourself the way God loves
you is an amazing “cloud-walk”on earth!
This book is written for both men and women. After I read the first chapter I reached
out to the authors personally because they had hit the spot that people need most—to
love themselves. I ordered a case and put it in the hands of my family and friends.
Reading the truth in this book both personally helped me but also many others in
my business, ministry and members of my foundation.
Whenever I have a chance to review a book, I ask myself, “Would I use this material
in my ministry?” In the case of this book the answer is “Absolutely.” I believe God
is going to use the message of this book to set many people free.
Great read; great insight, I feel closer to God by dealing with my inner life. I
found this book very helpful. In line with John Eldredge and A. Tozer.
Finally I have a single, solid book to give clients which can help them get to the
real issue under the issues. I heartily recommend this book.
"The Missing Commandment" blew me away from the start.
Jerry and Denise Basel know counseling, they know the Bible, and they know the heart
and character of God. They have a deep understanding of the transformative work that
Jesus accomplished in us through His death and resurrection, and they know how it
applies to our lives. Better yet, they know how to help us apply it, something that
has been proven through the many lives that have been changed through their long
years of counseling ministry. This is no ivory-tower theology; it's the power of
the gospel--of Christ in us and we in Him--shining its gracious light on our darkest,
most painful inner chambers and proclaiming a better, higher reality.
Jerry and Denise share frankly about their own struggles as well as the heartbreaking
wounds and heartwarming breakthroughs of some of their clients. For those who are
weary of jumping through holy hoops trying to please God...for men and women wounded
by abuse, trapped by addictions, and haunted by the past...for the lonely soul that
has never felt good enough, or validated, or loved...all I can say is, please, please
read this book. It is written for you, from the heart to the heart. "The Missing
Commandment" is honest, passionate, and full of applied truth that can turn "life-changing"
from an oft-repeated cliche into your personal experience. Because God doesn't just
love everyone--He loves YOU in particular with a fathomless intensity. YOU. That
truth, once it ignites in your heart, can free you to love and to live the way He
created you to, fully and gladly, regardless of your circumstances. I highly recommend
this book to anyone who wants to be freed from shame and past hurts and opened up
to receive God's love. For the first time in my life I know I am loved and cherished
My husband went to counseling with Jerry and Denise about 17 years ago. Since he
was well acquainted with the authors we decided to order their book and read it together.
It is by far the best book we've ever read. For the first time in our lives we are
just beginning to understand God's immense love for us and the wonderful gift of
His grace. We are not under the law and God is for us and delights in us! Don't hesitate
to purchase this book. It is a must read for everyone!!
This book will fundamentally change the way you perceive how God views you, and help
free the mental strongholds that prevent you from receiving His unfathomable love!!!
This is a must read for people who want to continue their personal healing journey.
The authors, Jerry and Denise, do an amazing job of capturing the essence and vital
truths gathered through their 30+ years of helping others find their way back to
the Father's Heart. What sets this book apart is the many personal experiences that
are expertly arranged to bring home liberating truths. As a result, there are many
AH-HA moments when suddenly you see something you had never seen before. Throughout
its pages, an invitation is being extended to the reader to come to a safe place
and unpack their bag of life. Many types of issues are discussed and explored from
the platform of real-life scenarios. A key element of making this such a 'real' approach
to these issues is that the authors do not exclude themselves from this same human
journey. Interwoven throughout are the transparent accounts of facing their own fears,
pain and weaknesses.
The truths found in this book have the potential to bring a greater degree of freedom
to the reader's heart, and even more importantly, to dispel the dark clouds that
keep us from seeing the Father's loving face. Along with a suggested prayer there
are additional discovery questions at the end of each chapter. I plan on reading
this book again soon, as it is definitely a wonderful tool to help me strengthen
the connection I have with the Lover of my soul.
Very insightful and powerful book. Offers a realistic path to God-empowered change.
The real life examples are spot on. Well written, lovingly written, full of wisdom.
Awesome book, a real eye opener! I felt like the writers knew me! I'm starting to
read it again!
I've met these authors and am working through this journey. This is the best and
most comprehensive book on participating with God in your own healing. What a blessing!
Thank you guys so much.
This is a book that takes you on a journey with God that leads to more freedom in
Him. He wants us to be free to be all that he designed us to be and live out the
dreams he’s placed in our hearts, but there are so many roadblocks to walking that
out. God reveals through this book how he can remove the roadblocks by not only entering
our hearts, but also by transforming them so that we can see ourselves as He sees
us. Only then can we walk out His journey for us in freedom.
I'm only half way through this book and absolutely recommend it to everyone! I want
to buy it as gifts and give them to family and friends. There's so many spot on points
in here and I can pretty much relate to everything it talks about. Very well written
and easy to go along. I also love the prayers at the end of each chapter. Highly
recommend for people like me who need to be reminded every day that you are loved
no matter what. And in order to fully love others in a healthy way, that you must
love yourself first.
I am using the book, study guide and CD with a friend and getting so much out of
Buy this book!! I think anyone who is seeking to be whole would benefit from knowing
how much love God has for them. This book shows the reader the truth about how God
feels about us. It is for those who have brokenness in their lives and cannot find
an explanation. Those with genuine hearts who have been striving to meet God's approval
and earn his love. Really, it is for anyone who sees himself as somehow "less than"
and wants desperately not to be.
The Missing Commandment will bring you the freedom you have been looking for your
whole life. It is radical in that it teaches how God feels about us, rather than
how we THINK he feels about us. It shares the truth that has been forgotten over
time and in teaching, which is that "Loving yourself isn't selfish!" This teaching
broke through my hard head, and melted my heart. It can do the same for you.