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The Grace of God

From the back cover:

“Grace. It’s what we crave most when our guilt is exposed. It’s the very thing we are hesitant to extend when we are confronted with the guilt of others-especially when their guilt has robbed us of something we consider valuable.

Therein is the struggle, the struggle for grace. It’s the struggle that makes grace more story than doctrine. It’s the struggle that reminds us that grace is bigger than compassion or forgiveness. That struggle is the context for both. When we are on the receiving end, grace is refreshing. When it is required of us, it is often disturbing. But when correctly applied, it seems to solve just about everything. This struggle is not new; it has been going on since the beginning.”

The Grace Of God is a book for every person who sits in a pew today. I thoroughly enjoyed this book by Andy Stanley. Grace is examined through the lens of Scripture, told in story form with familiar biblical stories. It is relevant, refreshing and authentically written in the Andy Stanley manner. Although Stanley and others state that it is not a deep or complicated book we forget that grace is not deep or complicated. Our struggle is in the application of grace – receiving it and giving it away. Stanley does unveil some applications of Scripture and reveals grace as I have never heard it before. I am more convinced that our Christian culture has robbed us some of our understanding of this critical element of God’s love; indeed, our understanding of the very Personhood of God. Since reading this book, many times I have stopped myself short and re-examined a current situation and saw God’s grace in it or saw where grace was required of me.  His conclusions are what we need to hear today.  This is a book for our times!
 “Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc
Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group“. 

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