Book Review: “Grace” By Max LucadoOctober 8, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Posted in Books | Leave a comment
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From the back cover: Grace.
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.
But 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.
Max Lucado writes the greatest books in the world and this book is his best yet! Grace is a power that only comes from God. He says, “My Grace is sufficient for you.” That one verse should give us a clue that grace changes us in our circumstances and changes our lives. Max Lucado knows this to be true. He has experienced it. And in “Grace” he tells us about it. Not only that he tells us about individuals from the Bible that had grace moments. Grace is not only something we receive it is something that we give to others. “Grace” is a book that you might want to read a few times. Once for the primary impact that it will have on your life then again for the truth that you missed the first time. You will want to give this book to family and friends so that they can know the life changing power of grace in their lives. They will always remember your gift and thank you for it. I recommend this book highly!
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