Building on Jesus’ story of a father and his two sons, Dr. Kruger’s first—and now internationally best-selling—book is a short and powerful picture of the shocking truth about God. Far from being a bookkeeping legalist, who watches us like a hawk to see if we keep His rules, the Father Jesus reveals is a passionate Father who loves us forever, and desires nothing from us except that we know His acceptance and delight and live in their freedom. Loved around the world and used by pastors, therapists and recovery groups everywhere, this little book brings you face to face with the Father heart of God. It is simple, direct and fearlessly beautiful.
“I had tried for 55 years, 11 months, and 16 days to get it right. I mean, tried really hard. It was after 11 o’clock that night when I decided I had to read this little booklet “Parable of the Dancing God” my son-in-law had sent me. When I got to about the third page, I felt like I had been hit in the face with an iron frying pan. I laid back on the pillow, bewildered, and said, “God, have I been thinking wrong all my life?” The response was a simple and clear, “Yes.” And that is just the tip of the iceberg. —Julian Fagan, Attorney, Amory, Mississippi
“These days The Parable has a life of its own. I wish I could say that we planned its success or that we could tell you exactly why it is so popular. All I know for sure is that the Father revealed here addresses something deep within us. I suspect it is shame and its mythological god.” —C. Baxter Kruger
The Parable of the Dancing God is the best theological ground in which to anchor the Father Heart of God message. This booklet carries a message desperately needed by billions of non-dancing dancers across the planet.” —Tom Hallas, Field Director, YWAM, Asia-Pacific
Reviews from Amazon
Baxter Kruger’s small book is anything but small in its impact! This book can enormously impact anyone who is laboring under the heavy burden of trying to earn a spot in God the Father’s heart. Could the staggering news that God has already accepted us be true? Dr. Kruger opens up the “parable of the prodigal son” and helps us see the “Dancing Father” that refuses to give up on us and runs after us in sheer delight, ready to throw a party for us. God’s huge heart revealed in such a small work – Amazing! More of his work is available at perichoresis.org. Mark Simpson
I love Baxter’s insightful and humorous way of bringing out the deep truths of God in a way that regular people can joyfully grasp. The questions at the end of the book are very thought provoking. Would highly recommend this book and all the others Baxter’s books, across all worlds, and Jesus and the undoing of Adam , to name a couple. Bob Menta
This little booklet ministered to my spirit. It reminds us of a Loving Savior who has no desire to beat us over the head when we go astray, rather, His desire is to lovingly woo us back to where we belong. Debbie Vailes