The Grace of God, by Andy Stanley. In this book Any Stanley looks at grace through out the Bible. Grace is such a foreign thing to us. As much as we learn about it at church and on our own. It is such a hard concept to really grasp! (the idea is easy, but the realization that you can't earn grace is so foreign). Right from beginning to end in this book Mr. Stanley shows us Biblically God's grace. Right from the fall when Adam and eve were told they would die if they ate from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Yet when they did eat from it, God extended his grace to them and spared their lives! Their lives were not the same, there were consequences for their actions, but by God's grace they did not die! Its hard some times to see grace in the Old Testament. It seems like there was always anger and vengeance and its hard to see God's love in there. But Mr. Stanley goes through most of those questions about the OT and shows us God's grace in there. If you compare what the people were told would happen vs what did happen we see that God truly is a merciful God through out the Bible! Mr. Stanley points out so much stuff that we tend to miss in the Bible, the revelation that he's been given about grace is amazing! I love the line in there about how God went looking for them, he didn't wait for Adam and eve to confess their sins and come to him for forgiveness. He sought them out, went looking for them! How abundance is the love of our God!!! I have been studying grace for the past year and longed for a book that truly captured what grace is. There is no secret formula to God. You do this and then he'll do that. All that He has done for us is out of His grace, mercy and love. I can't even begin to put into words how much I loved this book. It is so accurate on what grace is and you hear God in those pages! I love that book and will treasure it for years to come! It is a book that all Christians need to read, it should be in every single church library out there! I will be recommending this book to every one I know!
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