The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself (Expanded Edition)

Reviewed by: David Sanford,

Ministry Title: Lay Pastor Emeritus, Consultant, and Senior Writer for three national and international ministries

Church: Spring Mountain Bible Church, 12152 SE Mather Rd., Clackamas, OR 97015


Title: The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself (Expanded Edition)

Author: Jerry and Denise Basel

Publisher: J & D Publications

Publication Date: 2018

Format: Trade paperback book

Length: 240 pages


Every Christian needs to ask three probing questions.

1. Do I understand the Greatest Commandment and take it seriously?

2. Do I understand that I can love God wholeheartedly only if I have received, embraced, and cherished His deep love for me?

3. Do I understand that I can love my neighbors as myself only if I love myself?

If we’re missing that last understanding, then the Greatest Commandment is only theory. This book offers healing, freedom, and deeper experiences of God’s love flowing in and through us. I highly recommend it.


Rating (1 to 5)

5 stars

Suggested Audience

Christians who long for healing, freedom, and more love flowing in and through their lives.

Christian Impact

This book resolved a deep three-year nagging concern in my own life: What does it mean for me to obey Jesus and love others “as yourself”? As a result of experiencing God’s love for me in a much deeper way, it’s transformed how I see/treat/respect myself and others. May that be your experience as you read this book.


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The Missing Commandment: Love Yourself (New Expanded 2018 Edition): How Loving Yourself the Way God Does Can Bring Healing and Freedom to Your Life

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