The tenderness of God is not a theme that can be approached just to satisfy our intellectual curiosity, but is an unfathomable mystery that leads us deep into the heart of God. A deep thirst for tenderness means that many, both young and old, are prepared to do almost anything if only this thirst can be quenched. Many of us go far astray without knowing or even suspecting that the most extraordinary tenderness is that of God, and that indeed he is the source of all tenderness. This volume is the fruit of many years of prayer and thought. Throughout these meditations on lesser-known biblical texts, the reader will engage with the compassionate, merciful God, a God with all the tenderness of both mother and father. In this way, the reader will be opened up to new vistas onto the mystery of God's humble, delicate tenderness. ""Today the world suffers such a deep wound that only one remedy will suffice: the balm of God's tenderness. Daniel Bourguet, in the spirit of the Great Physician, applies the salve of three achingly beautiful OT texts--good news of God's infinite mercy and compassion--with a tone befitting the deep need of the hour. Masterful."" --Brad Jersak, Author, A More Christlike God: A More Beautiful Gospel ""The Tenderness of God is a masterpiece of pastoral biblical interpretation, written as it is by a contemplative who is both a Bible scholar and spiritual counselor to many. Daniel models tender reading of Scripture that inspires and soothes, stirring adoration of the kindly, humble God he contemplates. May this book refresh your reading of the Bible, inviting contemplation, prayer and tender care of people."" --Bob Ekblad, Tierra Nueva and The People's Seminary; Author of Reading the Bible with the Damned and A New Christian Manifesto Daniel Bourguet has been a pastor in the French Reformed Church. He has exercised a range of ministries in the local church and in theological institutions. He currently leads a contemplative life that involves prayer and writing; he also conducts retreats and receives visitors.