Get this: You are ALREADY loved by God. Full Stop. No conditions. No qualifications. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. You are ALREADY a beloved child of God.

In the church world we have a word for this love – we call it grace.

Grace Defined

The bible is a great starting point for better understanding what grace is all about. According to New Testament lexicographer, Dr. Spiros Zodhiates (and with a name like that you know he means business!) grace is:

…that which causes joy, pleasure, gratification, favor and acceptance. A favor done without any expectation of return, the absolute free expression of the love of God finding its only motive in the bounty and benevolence of the giver… It changes the individual to a new creature…

In other words, grace is a no-strings-attached gift of love given to us by God that we may be transformed and made new.

The Foundational Christian Experience

The experience of grace is the foundational Christian experience. It’s both the starting point of faith and the thing that keeps even seasoned Christians walking in the way of Jesus.

What is this experience like?

It’s like being met with a hug when you expected to be locked out of the house. It’s like being told you’re forgiven when you know the thing you did was totally unforgivable. It’s like being crushed with debt and living paycheck to paycheck only to be told you no longer owe a thing.

The experience of grace is like all that and more. Over the millennia much ink has been spilt trying to capture its breadth and depth, and yet theologians have yet to find its limits. But one thing is for sure: the experience of this embracing, forgiving, debt-relieving love is where the Christian journey begins.

Continuing an Ancient Tradition

While no ink is spilt in its writing, Transforming Love carries on the ancient theological work of expanding and expounding on what the grace of God is like. Our stories and articles will give you a deeper understanding of the depth and breadth of God’s love. What’s more, these stories will communicate to you in so many different ways that God’s love is for YOU. Just as you are. Just as God made you. No prerequisites. May you experience it for yourself!

Bible Verses About God’s Love For You

Psalm 103:8

The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.

Romans 8:38-39

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow — not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below — indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Ephesians 3:18-19

And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep His love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

Read about God’s love for you

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Gratitude in the Bible

Exploring the depths of God's love through scripture.

The Dunning-Kruger Effect

Why great boldness and great incompetence often go hand in hand a.k.a. why we should be humble.

The Top Ten Bible Verses About God’s Love

Exploring the depths of God's love through scripture.

What is Agape?

A love no Hallmark Cards can capture.

Camp Aliceville

How a controversial POW camp in Alabama became a radical experiment in loving our enemies.

What is God’s love like?

God's love is a hard thing to pin down. Here are some ways to think about it.

The Fritz Chess Database

The Bible is more than just a rule book. If we use it right, it can prepare us for entirely new frontiers.

Joy in Ecclesiastes

What the most emo book of the Bible has to teach us about joy.

Harvard Hijinx

Harvard undergrads are a case study in the difference between wisdom and intelligence.

The Fear of the Lord

What this fearsome phrase actually means.

God will never give you more than you can handle

It might sound like it's from the Bible but it's not!

General Motors and Jesus

GM and JC agree: a new management style can make all the difference!

The Scandalous Genealogy of Jesus

You are a proudly claimed member of God's family.

Tie Rack

A child's craft project helps us wrap our minds around the gift of God's love.

Padre Mac

A Scottish chaplain in a POW camp knows what it means to be truly free.

Love in the Bible

There are just three words at the heart of the Bible's teachings on love.

Edwin Landseer

Edwin Landseer had a penchant for transforming blemishes into masterpieces. So does God!

Berkeley Pit Geese

New life can spring from where we least expect it.


What dysfunctional marriage in the Bible can teach us about God's love.

Blind Spot

Greed has a way of sneaking into our lives without our ever noticing.

No More Than You Are

There is no need to pretend to be any more than you are.


By our standards, grace is a profoundly unfair thing. Thank God for that!

Blessed Are the… You!

We tend to think that rich people are blessed people. Jesus has a different take.


God has a habit of soaking in bad and turning it to good.

Nap Like a Prophet

Not sure what to do in this uncertain moment? Take a (prophetic) nap!