This is a truly wonderful book. It filled me with joy and made me see the truth - that I do not have to earn God's love, I just have to accept the love that is freely given and live in it. After reading this book, I felt I could finally stop beating myself up for not being a 'good' enough Christian. I finally understood that my sins had been paid for and it filled me with gratitude. I cried alot in parts - I think it was the release of all the pent-up guilt and self-loathing. Reading this book was a very healng experience. It's definitely a book that I will read again from time to time to reinforce this wonderful message!