Friday, October 18, 2013

Review and Giveaway: One Way Love

Time for another review and giveaway!  I've been reading a great book -- One Way Love -- by Tullian Tchividjian.

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:
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.
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.

About the author:
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 JournalHe 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.
Very thought-provoking book. And I have one to give away!  US or Canada only, please!

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Kayla Rice said...

I would love to read this book!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a book I would enjoy reading
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Tess said...

You said I could comment on anything I wish. I wish I could think of something to comment on. . . Seriously, this book intrigues me.