Saturday, October 6, 2012

Book Review: Wild Grace

Max Lucado has done it again.  This time, the book is Wild Grace, subtitled What Happens When Grace Happens.

I enjoy almost everything that Max Lucado creates, so I was excited to check this book out... and to have my teen read it as well.

From the publisher:
Bestselling author Max Lucado explains that if teens let God’s grace change them, shape them, and strengthen them, their lives will never be the same.
Today’s teens are being shaped by the pressures and disappointments of the world. But Max Lucado encourages them to take a close look at what can shape their hearts and their futures from the inside out—God’s grace.
As Max explains, "God’s grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A whitewater, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you." Wild Grace gives teens an understanding of how grace can change their lives in powerful ways, even when those lives are messed up, off track, or in trouble. Each chapter describes another miracle that happens when we allow God’s grace to work on us and through us:
“Grace is God’s decision to change everything. Good-bye, earthly labels. Stupid. Unpopular. Ugly. Failure. No longer. You aren’t who they say you are. You are who He says you are. Spiritually alive. Connected to God. Amazing.”
Teens will be convinced that God knew what He was doing when He made them and His grace is always there, ready to work wonders that are bigger than anything this world has to offer.
A fairly short book at 176 pages, this is a really easy read.  Chapters are short and filled with great stories (my favorite part!), most involving teens or young adults.  That makes it pretty easy for teen to relate, and I found they illustrated the points well for me as an adult as well.

The publisher's description does a really good job of giving you the basic idea of the book.  Each chapter explores an aspect of grace, gives biblical and modern examples to demonstrate it, and includes some discussion question types of prompts called "Your Story." There are Bible verses included as well.

Disclaimer: As a Booksneeze Blogger, I did receive this ebook for free from Thomas Nelson. All opinions are my own.  No other compensation was received. For more about my take on reviews, visit my blog post here.

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