Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Book Review: Meeting Us Where We Are

     I was excited to be among the first to read The Grace of God by Andy Stanley which was given to me by Booksneeze on behalf of Thomas Nelson Publishing. I realize the God's grace can't be quite captured in a book, yet Stanley definitely delivers a taste of His grace. Stanley brings God's grace to you, the reader through biblical accounts and thought provoking questions. If someone is looking to delve into the grace of God, then this book is a good place to start.
     I often find the book I am reading is in my hands for a reason and this again proved to be the case. Grace is exactly what I needed. Every Christian knows God's grace is waiting to be received, as Stanley demonstrates throughout The Grace of God. Yet, often we take it upon ourselves, as is in our nature, to try and remedy any and all of shortcomings. God is there waiting to hand us as a gift His love and comfort that is far beyond our wildest  dreams if we let go any misconceptions and accept to trust in Jesus Christ.
     I have had a knowledge of God's grace, however I still forget to lean on Him for my every need. I usually let my needs, emotions and attempts to get in the way of grace. As I read through each chapter I found myself more involved in each biblical narrative, even the ones I am familiar with. I also saw my need within that story.
    Andy Stanley's style is a bit like Max Lucado's with even more historical detail. His theological studies definitely show, as does his love for God and His word. Overall, I was impressed with The Grace of God and with Stanley. Grace has definitely found me more intimately than when I started.

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