Loved: When the One Who Knows You the Best Loves You the Most
What would your life look like if you were deeply confident of God’s love for you?
Do you believe God is love but don’t really feel loved? When your weaknesses are all you can see, God invites you to dive in to His nature and discover His true heart toward you. Be freed to stop striving and to live with courage — energized and satisfied in His love and ready to walk out the joyful gospel.
With powerful stories from his own past and the Bible, author Daniel Hoogteijling uncovers the difference that discovering God’s love for us personally makes in our daily experience of life as a Christian. A wrong picture of God keeps us from relationship and the joys of intimacy with Him. But when we understand what God is like and how He sees us, we find the freedom to grow in God while being loved by Him as we are. This honest, direct, and gracious invitation to trust God’s love will shatter shame and revolutionize your Christian walk. Come find out that the One who knows you the best also loves you the most, and live in that confidence!
Daniel Hoogteijling is a missionary, international speaker, and scuba diver. He loves to help people find confidence in God’s love and courage to go wherever He leads. Originally from the Netherlands, he and his wife, Marlies, have served with Soul Survivor in Europe, on the mission field in Kenya, and in leadership at the International House of Prayer of Kansas City. They and their three children are based in Kona, Hawaii, with Youth With A Mission.
I have known Daniel since he was a teenager. In all the intervening years the pursuit of intimacy with God has been his magnificent obsession. This wonderful book is the fruit of that pursuit. It is full of revelation and insight into the amazing love of God. Reading this will inspire, challenge, comfort, and heal you. — Mike Pilavachi, Founder and director, Soul Survivor
Daniel’s life has continually modeled a courage and obedience that is a modern picture of the biblical gospel! Sacrifice and joy flowing from a deep intimacy with Jesus. Passion fueled by deep love from and towards Jesus! — Andy Byrd, Co-founder, Fire and Fragrance Ministries, YWAM Kona
We have a great God and a great gospel. So much of the time we hide in the shadows of shame and distance. What my friend Daniel has written in this book will shatter that shame by inviting you into the exhilarating nearness of the Father who loves you in spite of your failures, just because you’re His own. — Lou Engle, Founder, TheCall
Staying connected to the love of our Father in heaven is a lifeline and anchor that determines the direction of our life decisions. Daniel’s book, Loved, is a must-read for anyone who needs to ask the question, “Does God really love me?” and get truly connected to the Father. Using his own journey, Daniel helps to uncover the questions we all have that can hinder our connection, and he simply but powerfully declares the truth that can restore us! I highly recommend this book! — Laura Hackett Park, Worship leader and songwriter, IHOPKC
Nothing is more foundational to our lives than the revelation of God as Father and His amazing love for us. Sadly, though we hear lots of people preach on this message and write on this message, very few actually live in this message. Daniel Hoogteijling is one of these few. I love Daniel because he manifests the nature of the Father and His love like few people I know. He doesn’t just write and speak on this subject, but lives it. I’ve seen it in his life, his family, his relationships and have felt the power of revelation come out of him when he speaks on it. The revelation in the book you are about to read is going to blow your mind. After this book, you will see God in a way you have never seen Him before. You will see yourself in a way you’ve never seen yourself. You will redefine success in your life as being loved by God and loving Him, and you will see holiness go from a cuss word into an expression of love. Take your time with this book, and let its truth transform you. — Corey Russell, Speaker and author of Prayer, The Glory Within, and Inheritance
Daniel Hoogteijling is a gifted minister who lives out the gospel the way they did in Acts. Loved is an inspiration and challenge to live outside yourself and, as Paul said, be compelled by love. I highly recommend this book. — Robby Dawkins, International evangelist, author, and speaker
In Loved, Daniel has given us an eye-opening glimpse into the fas- cinating, out-of-this-world love that God has for each of us. I was deeply moved by his transparency about his own struggles to know and experience God as his Father. Daniel’s journey into God’s heart is truly an invitation for all of us to allow Father to embrace us even in our struggles and weakness so we can know the joy and freedom of being His sons and daughters. I highly recommend this book! — S. J. Hill, Author of Enjoying God, A Love for the Ages, and What’s God Really Like?
I have watched Daniel’s leadership at IHOPKC for the last 7 years. He has been one of our most exceptional leaders. Year after year, his team has displayed the highest character, the deepest humility with glad hearts to serve, and a joyous and contagious love for the gospel. This book reveals the secret behind his leadership. He has given himself to understanding the core of God’s wonderful heart. God is love! I am so thankful that Daniel has given himself to understanding God’s love and displaying it for all to know. I love this book! It should become a classic read for every believer and every church discipleship program. — Allen Hood, Associate Director, International House of Prayer, Kansas City
Daniel Hoogteijling carries revelation of the Father’s heart as deeply as anyone I know. His commitment to prayer and intimacy with God over many years has forged in him a rich reservoir of understanding of God’s love. I’m grateful that he has taken from that reservoir and offered us fresh insights into God’s heart. I encourage you to read this book with an open heart and a prayerful mind. I know your heart will be greatly enlarged through the revelation he shares. — Billy Humphrey, Founder, International House of Prayer Atlanta Author of Unceasing and The Culture of the Kingdom
Daniel Hoogteijling has an amazing ability to share the truths of the gospel in a way that melts the heart. Prepare to receive the love of God in a way that makes His affections accessible, meaningful, and life changing. You’re about to see your heavenly Father in a marvelously new way. — Bob Sorge, Author, Secrets of the Secret Place
We are fans of Daniel Hoogteijling. As a missionary, Daniel has been fearless to bring God’s love to some of the most dangerous places on earth. He is one of the truest people we know. He has great authority to write about the love of God because he lives what he writes. There is safety in being rooted and grounded in the love of God (Eph. 3:17). We are more courageous when we know that nothing, not even our deepest failures, can separate us from God’s love. This is one of the most important books you will ever read on your way to having satisfaction and success in your walk with God. — Wesley and Stacey Campbell, Authors of Praying the Bible
Daniel has been a friend of mine for over a decade now. He has con- sistently provoked me by his passion for God and the deep revelation he carries of the love of the Father. This revelation has sustained him through many trials, and I have seen him persevere in faith over and over again. When we first launched our missions training program, Daniel was on our team and was adamant that the primary revelation necessary for the sustainability of long-term ministry work is a heart that has encountered the love of God. He has not wavered from this truth, and his character, passion, intercession, ministry impact, and deep authentic love for people is the tangible fruit of the love of God at work in his life. The message of this book is powerful and necessary. Let it strike your heart. — Brian Kim, Founder, Antioch Center for Training and Sending (ACTS)
Living in the Middle East as missionaries to the Muslim world, we are eternally grateful for our beloved friend, Daniel’s, message on the love of God. It is one thing to theologically understand that God loves us. However, having confidence in God’s unwavering love for us, even in our weakest moments, has been life changing. The truths laid before you in this book are for people in all stages in their walk with Christ. We have made them our bedrock, and they have given us boldness in our assignment among the unreached. One of the many things we love about Daniel is that he truly embodies this message, and thus God has anointed him to share it. As you read this book, we believe you will encounter the love of God in a new way and be delivered from shame which hinders your walk with Him; and in return, you will be equipped to wholeheartedly love God and others in a new way. — Missionaries among the unreached