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Death of the Modern Superhero:How Grace Breaks our Rules [Kindle Edition]

Chris Lautsbaugh
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Book Description

Have you ever felt like you were just not good enough for God? We are told we must be a good Christian, a loving spouse, a caring and involved parent, active in your community, and so much more.

Can we ever make it?
When are we good enough?
Do we feel like we cannot succeed in this life unless we are a superhero with superpowers?

Grace takes these expectations of culture and society and turns them upside down. God gives us gifts at salvation that tell us we do measure up to God’s standard. We are pleasing to Him. No longer do we need to strive and work to prove ourselves, only to collapse in frustration and failure. Now we can live in the reality of grace which bring peace and life.

Death of the Modern Superhero explores these dilemmas and gives practical solutions to change our thinking to line up with the reality of God’s Truth.

If you enjoy authors such as Philip Yancey, Jerry Bridges, and Brennan Manning; you will enjoy this book.


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About the Author

Chris has been in ministry and missions for twenty years now, teaching and ministering in over 35 countries. He is currently living and serving in South Africa with Youth With a Mission. He has spent years training international students in discipleship and Biblical training as they prepare to be missionaries. Together with his wife Lindsey, and two sons, Garett and Thabo, they formed Project Grace. This is a non profit ministry designed to help train and equip African nationals to reach into the world. He has also published a series of 24 discipleship devotionals in La Biblia del Discipulado (The Discipleship Bible). Chris enjoys coffee, sports, and traveling to new places. You can follow him and this book on the Facebook group "Death of the Modern Superhero" or at www.nosuperheroes.com

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  • File Size: 350 KB
  • Print Length: 202 pages
  • Publisher: Project Grace Publishing (April 19, 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004XDC40Y
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #967,059 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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I realize that applied to Jesus first, but that phrase ran through my mind several times as I read this book. There are things I have wondered about for years, like the tension of faith and the mystery of faith. He explained it. Every page I underlined a memorable quote. By memorable I mean, some life changing words that changed that the way I think about God, other people, and myself. I can not say enough good things about this book. I will be reading this book again and again to remind myself of these truths.

Grace can be such a fuzzy concept. At times I have tried to grab hold of it only to find it slip out of my grasp. This book gave me a firm hold on grace. It is no longer something fuzzy. It is now a concrete concept. I understand grace. I understand God's bigness and how special it is that he came to me and loved me.

In this book, Chris Lautsbaugh really did tell me everything I ever did or tried to do or thought. I feel like he was in my head while writing this book. Read it and you will find the same thing!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book you will recommend to friends April 21, 2011
By MBlom
Format:Paperback
Simple, clear, and speaks straight to a struggle most can identify with: not measuring up, not feeling good enough, always climbing the ladder. I'm already recommending it to friends and picking up a few as gifts. Two top demographics I would recommend it to: someone in Christian ministry or a new convert to Christianity.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grace Changes Everything August 16, 2012
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Living in a world that ties value to performance, this book is a breath of fresh air to people like me, who have burned out on the treadmill of "trying harder" and could use some Good News. Rooted in Scripture, Chris Lautsbaugh, takes us on a journey in understanding God's love and provision to keep us off of the treadmill of performance. Its simplicity and practicality make this book one that I will read again to remind myself that God's grace really does change everything.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars "Come, see a man who told me everything I ever did" June 15, 2012
Format:Paperback
I realize that applied to Jesus first, but that phrase ran through my mind several times as I read this book. There are things I have wondered about for years, like the tension of faith and the mystery of faith. He explained it. Every page I underlined a memorable quote. By memorable I mean, some life changing words that changed that the way I think about God, other people, and myself. I can not say enough good things about this book. I will be reading this book again and again to remind myself of these truths.

Grace can be such a fuzzy concept. At times I have tried to grab hold of it only to find it slip out of my grasp. This book gave me a firm hold on grace. It is no longer something fuzzy. It is now a concrete concept. I understand grace. I understand God's bigness and how special it is that he came to me and loved me.

In this book, Chris Lautsbaugh really did tell me everything I ever did or tried to do or thought. I feel like he was in my head while writing this book. Read it and you will find the same thing!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Have recommended and bought copies for many others August 15, 2012
By J.P.
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So many Christians today have worn themselves out trying to serve twisted versions of God feeling compelled to strive ever harder & harder to earn his approval or prove themselves or to subconsciously earn their salvation. This book lays a fantastic foundation and explains in such an easy manner the foundations of our faith and the true freedom that comes in Christ. It will open your eyes to just how Good the "Good News" really is! I enjoyed the stories and the plain language that makes it easy to follow and hard to put down for anyone from someone just exploring the idea of Christianity to a mature believer of many decades. I've read most of the major grace books out there from the major authors and feel that this one stands on its own and is refreshingly practical.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful book! July 29, 2011
By Ashley
Format:Paperback
I recommend this book to everyone; whether you have been a Christian for many years, three days, or even if you are not a Christian and you desire to learn more about Grace. Death of the Modern Superhero takes the facts of the gift of salvation through Christ and spells it out in a clear way for anyone of any faith level to understand. Most importantly, it is not an opinionated book on the subject; all the points are Scriptural and grounded in the Bible itself. I found the book to be enjoyable and amusing, and very personally challenging.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring July 23, 2011
By Krista
Format:Paperback
I really enjoyed reading this book. How so often I fall in the trap of comparing how I live my life with how others live theirs and who is being the best "superhero" in different areas of life. This book will inspire you to lay down the comparisons and to begin living by grace and not get caught up in the rules and regulations of the Christian life. Chris also does a great job bringing in balance, showing that though we can live by grace it doesn't mean we can abuse this wonderful gift.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read! April 21, 2011
Format:Paperback
This is a fantastic book about grace from a fresh perspective!
It delves into issues of perfectionism and the difficult questions of sin and salvation while unwrapping this amazing thing called grace.
This book has the potential to transform our perception of God and the way we see our own failures and short comings for the better.
I highly recommend this as a book you will want to read over and over.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars What today's "Modern Superhero" lacks
I received Chris Lautsbaugh's e-book version of "Death of the Modern Superhero" last month. I received it as part of a Facebook giveaway through a contest I won. Read more
Published 12 months ago by kenzelsfire
5.0 out of 5 stars awesome book on grace
First off, I won a copy of this book and am doing the review on my own.

This book was actually published in 2011, but I don't remember ever running across it until I... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Mark B
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good understanding of Grace.
This is the best book on God's grace I've ever seen and read. I would highly recommend it for all Christians.
Published 20 months ago by William C Nichols
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing insights
If you have ever questioned your salvation by doing good works or trying to be the perfect Christian then this is a must read for you. I absolutely loved this book!
Published 20 months ago by Tonya Felder
5.0 out of 5 stars A Refreshing Reminder of God's Grace
"Grace is big" shares Chris Lautsbaugh in his book Death of the Modern Superhero: How Grace Breaks Our Rules. What is this modern superhero mentality? Read more
Published 21 months ago by Deb C
5.0 out of 5 stars Death of the Modern Superhero How Grace Breaks Our Rules
I am using this book along with my morning devotions. I love the examples this author uses to explain things such as a tea bag to explain the sanctification process. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Reader
5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book!
I really enjoyed this book. The author captured the nature of the struggle. Faith vs. works. God vs. human effort. I would definitely recommend this book to my friends.
Published 23 months ago by Overseas Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Truth!
Chris has truly communicated what God has done! And in light of that who we are! We are not the answer to the world's problems but God has all the answers! Read more
Published 23 months ago by A. T. Cleghorn
4.0 out of 5 stars Helps bring Grace into everyday life
Grace is the core idea behind Christianity yet it is easily the most misunderstood concept of the faith. Read more
Published on January 11, 2013 by tboneheil
5.0 out of 5 stars The most opposed doctrine in the church
Chris wrote a book on a hated doctrine in the church.

British preacher, Derek Prince stated it many times that this teaching on grace is the most opposed teaching in... Read more
Published on December 26, 2012 by Ronald L. Smith
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More About the Author

Chris Lautsbaugh lives in Muizenberg, South Africa. He serves with Youth With a Mission (YWAM), teaching and training internationals to be missionaries and church leaders. Together with his wife Lindsey, they lead and steward training programs and ministries in and around Cape Town, reaching out to under privileged communities, planting churches, and meeting needs associated with the issues South Africa is facing. They have been in missions for 35 combined years. They serve together with their two boys, Garett and Thabo.

Chris blogs at www.nosuperheroes.com and has published a book on grace, Death of the Modern Superhero:How Grace Breaks our Rules. 

Links:
Personal website: www.lautsbaugh.com
Blog/Book site - www.nosuperheroes.com
Twitter -www.twitter.com/lautsbaugh


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