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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Grace of God by Andy Stanley

This book details the many instances of grace that God had given to people in the Bible. The author does an excellent job conveying the different aspects of grace and what grace truly means. From the Old Testament through the New Testament, the author examines people whom God extended grace - people who didn't even deserve grace. Throughout the book, the author explains how grace is not something God gives based on what we do, but is God's gift to us. The author does an excellent job explaining how and why grace does not reflect the extent of sin in our lives, but is truly an unearned gift from God.

This book was very enlightening for me. I have felt that the God of the Old Testament was different than the God of the New Testament. This book showed me that God of the Old Testament was indeed the same God of the New Testament. The author did an excellent job demonstrating that God showed so much undeserved mercy and grace in the Old Testament. There was so much destruction in the Old Testament when God got mad at His people that it can be difficult to see the true nature of God. Our God is and has always been a God that affords us grace. Through the author's discussions of the many incidents that God extended His grace, you will come to realize that God is the same today, yesterday and forever!

I highly recommend this book. There is no doubt that everyone will walk away with a greater understanding of God and His merciful grace. This book is so enlightening, I plan to read it again and again. The author's discussions include background on the characters of the Bible that is not revealed in the Bible. This also makes this book a true gem.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”