The subtitle, Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World, says a whole lot. This is a book about grace, and wow, did it make me really think about grace really is.
That is one of those words that gets thrown around. All. The. Time.
Do we really know what it means though? Really? A couple sentences in the introduction say, "The hub of Christianity is not 'do something for Jesus.' The hub of Christianity is 'Jesus has done everything for you.'"
And the book continues from there, challenging my ideas with commentary on the prodigal son (and his big brother), or stories about Pharisees.
From the publisher:
Grace. One-way love. God loves us because he loves us. I can't earn that love. Mother Teresa couldn't earn that love. God loves us because he loves us.Real life is long on law and short on grace—the demands never stop, the failures pile up, and fear sets in. Life requires many things from us—a stable marriage, successful children, a certain quality of life. Anyone living inside the guilt, anxiety, and uncertainty of daily life knows that the weight of life is heavy. We are all in need of some relief.Bestselling author Tullian Tchividjian is convinced our world needs a fresh encounter with grace.
About the author:
Very thought-provoking book. And I have one to give away! US or Canada only, please!William Graham Tullian Tchividjian (pronounced cha-vi-jin) is the Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. A Florida native, Tullian is the grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham. He is a visiting professor of theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, and a contributing editor to Leadership Journal. He is an ordained minister in Presbyterian Church of America. He is the author of six books; including the best seller, Jesus + Nothing = Everything that won Christianity Today’s 2011 book of the year. He travels extensively, speaking at conferences throughout the U.S.
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