About The Author
About The Author
He founded Christian Restoration in Ireland, a ministry involved in prayer ministry, teaching, and discipleship training. He has been an associate teacher with Ellel Ministries International for more than a decade.
Ken has been married to Linda for more than thirty years, and they have three sons and one daughter. He is a keen landscape photographer.
Loved Like Never Before is a book which brings the Father Heart of God to the reader in a new and refreshing way. I have read books on this subject before and been to conferences on the subject, so as someone who has heard of the Father Heart of God it was interesting to read from Ken Symington’s point of view. I was deeply impacted by his book, by his openness and sincerity throughout his writing, of his own journey with God the Father, his own longings and struggles. From the moment I started reading the book I found it difficult to put down and was challenged many times as well as comforted. By the end of the book the way I approached God before totally changed and now I feel more at peace with myself and with my relationship with God.
I believe this book will reach many hearts that are longing for a father relationship that is different from their earthly one, and I also feel this is a book I would highly recommend for new Christians as well as those who’ve been walking in a relationship with God for a long time.
All around the world this simple teaching is transforming lives . . .
On the shelves of Christian bookstores today I see a growing number of books exploring the subject of the Father heart of God. This is a good thing, as it seems to me it is a truth which the church has somewhat neglected, yet so desperately needs to hear and receive. Ken Symington has been teaching about God as Father for many years, and I have experienced firsthand – both in my own life and observing the lives of the people who come to the “Father Heart of God” weekend courses which Ken runs – radical transformation at the core of a person’s being. Through Ken’s clear Biblical insight, and his own powerful testimony, we get to know the Dad we always yearned for, and to be opened to all the possibilities that can be ours when we catch the truth that we are His precious sons and daughters.
Rev. Paul Watson, Regional Director, Ellel Ministries Australia
The understanding that Almighty God is our Daddy – which Ken Symington so vividly portrays in this book – powerfully impacts the lives of so many in this fatherless generation. There has never been a time when this truth was more urgently needed than it is now. I have seen this teaching totally transform many lives and this book can do the same for you!
Jill Southern, Director, Ellel Pierrepont, England
We have been mightily blessed through Ken’s “Father Heart of God” teaching into a fatherless society. German society is still struggling from the consequences of the last war when the nation was infiltrated by false fatherhood, when many people lost fathers, and when those fathers who did survive came back with very damaged and suppressed emotions. Even after three generations this message is still very vital. Many men are still closed up emotionally and need much releasing. They need to hear God’s truth on fatherhood. For many the message is a real eye-opener and a step into a new depth of relationship with God as their Father, and into a new dimension of being fathers themselves. The truth about real fatherhood and son-ship has the potential to move mountains, and many have responded very readily to the invitations and the challenges. There is a determination when the hunger for the real thing is awakened. A very timely and vital message for the German people.
Andreas Hefti, Director, Ellel Germany
I’m certain that this book will touch many hearts. For me personally, it was life-transforming. In this fatherless age there is a desperate cry for God the Father’s love. A father’s love and tender care is something we were supposed to get, but too often we did not receive it.
Tamas Kovacs, Director, Ellel Ministries Hungary
One of the most powerful truths that every child of God needs to experience – and not just intellectually – is that God is love.
We learn to love because God is love, and we cannot love out to others until we have received His love into ourselves. The power of this truth is foundational to everything we think and believe as children of God.
As a pastor of a twenty-first-century church, I have experienced how Ken Symington’s teaching on the Father heart of God has caused many rejected and hurting people to flourish and blossom as they discover for themselves that their deepest need and the cry of their hearts is met and fulfilled in Abba Father, our awesome Daddy God. I wholeheartedly recommend this book as a foundational truth, leading to completeness in Christ.
Jeff Wright, Senior Pastor, Green Pastures, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
I have been working with the drug- and alcohol-addicted for many years. When I had a life-changing encounter on Ken’s “Father Heart of God” weekend, I knew that I had to use this as a way of reaching the broken and the addicted. Drug addicts and alcoholics, 99% of the time, have had no real fathering, so when they discover that God is and wants to be their Dad it does something to their hearts. They slowly learn to love and trust again. Ken Symington has become like a spiritual father to us here and I know this book will be powerful, as he is anointed to impart this truth to others.
Philip Richardson, Lifeline Recovery, Ireland
I have had the privilege of translating a few times for Ken Symington when he has given his course “The Father Heart of God” in Sweden. Standing with the speaker on the podium gives you a vantage point to observe the reactions of those attending. It has always been a joy to see how people have received what Ken has given them. To many it has very obviously been a revelation of something they have never heard of before; others have begun to grasp more fully what to them has seemed too good to be true – that their Heavenly Father is altogether good, in all He does, and not just a copy of the imperfect fathers most of us have grown up with. As Ken has been teaching, with humor and easy-to-understand examples, I have seen faces change from disbelief to surprise to hope. And when at the end of the course the call has been given to seek a place at the front of the hall, and just sit there to be with the Father, there has always been a quiet walk up front, and in quietness many of God’s children have discovered what they never had known: They have a Father who is worth knowing for what He really is. They have sat there, sometimes for hours, just enjoying Him, just like children on their father’s lap. For many, that has been the beginning of an entirely new understanding of, and a new walk with, their Father God.
As this teaching now comes in the form of a book, may it reach many more, to bring hope, healing, and restoration to those who have suffered from a distorted picture of what a father is, and have never been able to know and enjoy the blessing of a full relationship with their Heavenly Father!
Goran Andersson, Director, Ellel Sweden
- Highly recommendedReview by Gary B
I've heard Ken speak and he writes in a very similar way to how he presents in person.
Highly recommended as a "ground floor" book for people to reassess their views of God and how they have been coloured by our own experiences. (Posted on 05/10/2016)
- Just incredibleReview by Joanne
Before I read this book, God the Father was a distant figure who was constantly watching over me, waiting for me to make a mistake. After reading the book, I realise that nothing could be further from the truth. At times I cried as it touched my spirit and laughed at the stories described through the authors own experiences. When asked what door I would choose at the beginning of the book, 'God the Father, 'Jesus Christ' and 'Holy Spirit', I would have crept past the 'God the Father' door, but by the end of the book I would have been banging on the door to get it open. Just incredible. If you want to be transformed in the love of our Heavenly Father, please read this book. (Posted on 05/10/2016)
- This is the best Christian book I have read in yearsReview by tina fila
- A beautifully inspired book and a blessing.Review by Audrey
As expected, every Christian truth explored in the book is based on God's word with Bible references and the writer has been blessed by the Holy Spirit with an ability to write in a style that is easy to read and keeps the reader hungering for more. That's why I say this book is "unputdownable" - I couldn't bear to put it down and some chores were neglected while I read the book from cover to cover!
This book will help anyone in their walk with God. Whether you are still trying to work out whether there is a God, and if so, who is He? Or whether you have loved and served God for many years, I believe to will gain new insight in to the Father Heart of God and appreciate just to what extent you are "Loved Like Never Before". A beautifully inspired book and a blessing. (Posted on 05/10/2016)
- Great bookReview by Christian
- I could not put it down...Review by kakiandrewson
I could not put it down...
an amazing book about the amazing love that Father God has for us....WOW...Thank you Ken for this! (Posted on 05/10/2016)
- Thank you very much for such a precious gift Review by Normakins41
- A Must BuyReview by Lovaine Niblock
- I'm loved like never beforeReview by DanG
- This is one of the finest book which truly teaches about the Father Heart of God. I truly experience Daddy God's heart and His thoughts towards me as His beloved. :) I thank God for Ken Symington for revealing this revelationary knowledge of Himself to this man who expressed it in such easy-to-read yet powerful way... Totally blew my mind and solidified my relationship with God the Father being my Daddy God. :D (Posted on 29/04/2012)
- Amazing bookReview by Ste
The book is amazing, Because of this teaching i now know I have a Father in Heaven who loves me unconditionally. It has totally changed the way I view my Heavenly Father.
I truly has changed my life for the better.
Thank you so much !
Ste (Posted on 01/07/2011)
- A life changing readReview by Jill R
I couldn't leave this book down once I started reading! I recommend this life changing book for all Christians, struggling Christians and non Christians! This book makes it is so easy to understand the unconditional love given freely that we all crave for! I read it twice within a few days and know now beyond ALL doubt that I am loved like never before! Read it and pass it on!
(Posted on 01/07/2011)
- Couldn't stop reading!Review by Patricia
- This book needs to be read and shared! Ive understood at last the real unconditional love we all crave for. I read the book twice within days....couldnt leave it down! Pass it on! (Posted on 30/06/2011)
- Amazing!Review by Carol
- It is a MUST read for every human being. I cried for a solid twenty minutes as something was released in me. I am beloved! It touched an inner part of me that I did not know existed and I did indeed feel loved like never before. (Posted on 29/06/2011)