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52 Lies Heard in Church Every Sunday: ...And Why the Truth Is So Much Better Paperback – February 1, 2011
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It was only when I began to understand grace in a way I hadn't learned growing up in church, attending a Christian University and then Seminary, or in 17 years of being a pastor, that things changed. What I began to learn then is the perspective I write from today. I hope you'll be encouraged and helped by my books. If you do, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks for stopping by my Author's Page. -- Steve McVey
WHAT OTHERS HAVE SAID ABOUT STEVE McVEY'S BOOKS:
* Grammy Award Winning Gospel Singer, Kirk Franklin said, "Steve McVey's books have been used by God to transform my Christian walk."
* Dr. Tony Evans, President of The Urban Alternative wrote, "My good friend, Steve McVey, has put the amazing back into grace."
* Gary Smalley, author of The Language of Love: "Few people have had the life change effect on my life that Steve McVey has had. Whenever I hear that he has a new book, I buy several copies."
* Neil Anderson, author of The Bondage Breaker: "(Steve McVey's book) A Divine Invitation will enlarge your heart and increase your comprehension of God's love that goes beyond knowledge."
* The late Bill Bright, Founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, wrote about A Divine Invitation: "Steve McVey has given us in very clear and understandable language a wonderful, indelible picture of just how beautiful, complete and even startling God's love for us really is."
Steve writes to address specific needs in the reader's life. His books are filled with biblical truth, practical application, humor and affirmation that will encourage you and strengthen you in your own journey of faith. Buy just one of his books today and, like those, who have written their reviews above, you will find yourself wanting to buy all McVey's books.
There is plenty of religious jargon out there on the market. These books will talk about your life, the things you face and how the grace of God will guide you safely through them and enrich your life in the process.
Top Customer Reviews
Despite the negative title, 52 Lies is a powerful and positive pronouncement of why God's truth is so much better than our faulty misinterpretations, or unwillingness to simply take God at his word. Taking something of a back door approach, it zeroes in on some of the pop terminology that has invaded the church, along with many misrepresentations and misunderstandings. It focuses on the wonderful truths of God's love and grace, that unmerited favor, that we, in all our achievement-based humanness, have such a difficult time getting into our heads. It is a grace that carries well beyond our introduction into the faith. It is the power that keeps us going.
Some of the titles, or "lies", at first glance, seem innocent enough - "Salvation is Giving Your Life to Christ", "We Need to Continually Ask God to Forgive Our Sins", "Christ Empowers Us to Keep God's Law", etc. The fact that they sound acceptable at face value is part of the problem. And Steve takes you a step farther and unveils the "real truth" to fine-tune your understanding of what the scripture actually teaches.
Steve McVey is a voice that needs to be heard. He doesn't hold back, championing the message of the pure, unadulterated message of the gospel of the powerful grace of God. This book comes highly recommended, along with his other works, such as Grace Walk and Grace Rules.
I was really enjoying Steve McVey's new book, "52 Lies Heard In Church Every Sunday--and Why the Truth Is So Much Better," until it disappeared. Who do you suppose just confessed to having stolen it?
Steve is an amazing writer with a particular knack for exposing deception which so commonly plagues and hinders the church. Reading each chapter in his new book is like taking a refreshing shower after a particularly difficult or trying experience. It's invigorating and liberating! I have yet to read more than one chapter at a time because there is so much to reflect upon after each one.
If you're looking for a book that's filled with "Ah-ha!" moments, this is it, chapter after chapter. Get it.
At the end of the book, just past page 245, the author directs us to his website (gracewalk.org), where one can at no cost access the video series where he personally covers all 101 lies in an abbreviated format, not just the 52 you've read about in this book. It turned out that 101 lies were just too many for one book.
However, I have to stop reading it. I'm about halfway through, and it has become clear to me that I am reading it for the wrong reasons. As a man frustrated with the church at large, I picked this up with an ax to grind. I have been looking for a reason to be angry, and this book has helped.
Do I blame the author? Not in the least. This is a personal flaw, and I'm dealing with it. But I will be plain to say that it is not a personal flaw that is exclusive to me. If you are frustrated with church, if you are looking for a fight, if the title speaks to you the same way it spoke to me, pass on this book. At least, pass for now.
I'll be finishing it later. Just not for a while.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an excellent book that sheds light on the truth of the Gospel. I highly recommend it for anybody seeking the truth of the Word of God in a fun to read informative book.Published 1 month ago by Randy B. Davis
Excellent source of information. As one of my current teachers has said one should double check anything said from the pulpit must be checked against the scriptures.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Fantastic! This book is very eye-opening and really encourages you to do your own study so as not to fall for so many common beliefs that are really taken out of context and don't... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Well written, biblically based. Some answers to our tendency to be "religion followers", rather than Christ followers. A freedom giving book!Published 6 months ago by uscan8
This book was very enjoyable to read. It represents the many different ways that we look at a particular truth or doctrine and analyze it to see if it really represents what we... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Country Dave