The contents for this first volume came about because of my blog by the same name I felt led to research, pray about, and write about as relevant scriptures came to my attention. Sometimes those “love verses” arose in my weekly Bible Study Discussion Group in our loving, Christ-centered church in a rural FL community. Other times, verses caught my attention while reading the Bible and books I use for morning devotionals or paraphrasing daily Bible verses emailed to me from Bible Gateway.
Regardless of how God brought each love-word to me, I searched through many of the English translations found on Bible Gateway, noticing the context, wording, and synonyms before prayerfully paraphrasing – or, as I call it, prayer-a-phrasing – the scriptures into my own words.
Occasionally, a prayer and/or a little background information seemed appropriate to add. For the most part though, I aimed for a fairly consistent format, progressing from Genesis to Revelation with references provided, so you can investigate the scriptures further for yourselves.
Not every book of the Bible has been represented, but often, that’s because their verses on love repeated ones already shown and/ or implied. If, however, you see that I've omitted Bible verses on love that you believe should be included, please let me know via the "Contact" page on this website or write me at the address in the front matter of the book.
Lord willing, the next title in the series will be ready soon. Meanwhile, I welcome your suggestions on Bible topics you'd love to see "prayer-a-phrased" and grouped together in one volume. Thanks.
May the Lord continue to bless our ongoing adventures into God's Word.