We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and premeal prayers. We talk as though we know what grace means.
do we really understand it? Have we settled for wimpy grace? It
politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign.
Never causes trouble or demands a response. When asked, “Do you believe
in grace?” who could say no?
Max Lucado asks a deeper question:
Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened by grace?
Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace? Snatched by the nape of your
neck and shaken to your senses by grace?
God’s grace has a
drenching about it. A wildness about it. A white-water, riptide,
turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you. It rewires
you. From insecure to God secure. From regret riddled to
better-because-of-it. From afraid to die to ready to fly.
Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off.
Let’s make certain grace gets you.
I love the idea of this book. Grace is needed by all of us. This book came at just the right time. I fail on my own, all the time. Grace frees me to make mistakes and pick myself up and try again. Learning with each step I take.
I love Max's style of writing. It is easy to follow and an easy read. While I did not find it challenging, it was encouraging. I would recommend this book. It is something we all need on a daily basis - Grace. The well is full and Jesus freely offers...
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