"We find it easier to trust the miracle of resurrection than the miracle of Grace."
"...We scamper and scurry, trying to please God, collecting merit badges and brownie points..."
Can you relate?
Max Lucado's latest book GRACE is an inspirational read. I started reading this book and couldn't put it down, but forced myself to so as to meditate on what was being presented. Mr. Lucado interwove his thoughts, scripture, and real-life stories causing me to laugh, cry, think...and most importantly, pray.
I was encouraged as I was reminded of how God extends His grace towards us and how wonderful that grace is in our lives.
"Grace is simply another word for God's tumbling, rumbling reservoir of strength and protection. It comes at us not occasionally or miserly but constantly and aggressively, wave upon wave."
This book challenges the reader to question how we have been changed by grace, and how we can make change by grace.
"To accept grace is to accept the vow to give it."
A read that does not condemn, but inspires. The end of this book also contains a "Reader's Guide" that individuals or groups can use to further explore grace in their lives.
This is a book for all, regardless of your experience with grace. I highly recommend it. It would be a great gift for Christmas or a fantastic Bible Study topic to start off the New Year! And as you can see in the picture, it comes in various versions for the young and old, experienced or otherwise.
One last quote (it is full of good ones...another thing I enjoy about this book),
"You are loved by your Maker not because you try to please Him and succeed, or fail to please Him and apologize, but because He wants to be your Father."
Book has been provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Thomas Nelson.