Absolutely. I think the value of my book is it’s emphasis on seeing our faith as fundamentally a relationship rather than a religion. When I look at the issue of forgiveness and repentance, I think in terms of the effect my behavior is having on my relationship with someone I love.
In regard to God, I have no question that my sin hurts Him and when I know I have hurt Him [because the Holy Spirit convicts me of that] I literally run to Him in repentance. My motivation for repentance is not just to deal with the matter of my sin but rather, to restore my relationship with someone I love.
In other words, my repentance cares more about my relationship with my perfect, loving Father than my relationship with law.