Wednesday, February 1, 2012

The Grace of God

I evidently did not know much about Andy Stanley until I read his book, "The Grace of God."  I fully expected the book to be loaded with overused cliches and simple formulas.  But, like the title of one of Stanley's chapter titles, I was "Surprised by Grace." This is a great book by someone who understands and lives out grace.

Stanley does a masterful job as he highlights God's grace towards us as he weaves through biblical history.  He does not avoid difficult passages or complex ideas.  In fact, he reminds us that Jesus was paradoxically "full of grace and truth." His book not only informs but challenges the reader. He does not hold back as he reminds us that it is easier to receive grace than it is to give it to others.

Overall this is a great read for anyone seeking to know more about grace and the God who gives it. As with other books I have reviewed this will be added to our church library.

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255

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