18 October, 2010
The Grace of God, by Andy Stanley
The Grace of God, authored by Pastor Andy Stanley (of Atlanta, Georgia), is a study taken from many of his sermons on grace and will allow you to delve into this truth of God as you discover His grace in your life and how it manifests itself through scripture passages, lives written of in the Bible, and in your own heart. You will encounter many individuals of various backgrounds who experienced the grace of God in their lives in remarkable ways, whether King David, or the Samaritan woman at the well.
I like that - partly due in large measure to the fact that the chapters were derived from sermons - this book is thoughtfully concise and in written with remarkable depth into gaining a heart for the ways of God. My faith was encouraged as I read, and I was challenged to have a heart pure before the Lord, to be a vessel of honor which his grace can pour through, not just for myself, but to those He sovereignly places in my daily life. A wonderful read for every believer, as well as for the searching soul who is wondering if God really can work in a life that is far from perfect – which of course the answer to that can only be a resounding and firm “yes!”
*This book was gratefully received from Thomas Nelson at no cost in exchange for my agreement to post this review.