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One Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World Paperback – October 1, 2013
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A graduate of Columbia International University (philosophy) and Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando (M.Div.), Tullian is a best-selling author, having written six books, the most recent, One Way Love - God's Inexhaustible Grace for an Exhausted World was released in October 2013. Other titles include, Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free, October 2012 (an ECPA finalist for Book of the Year) and Jesus + Nothing = Everything,(October 2011) which won Christianity Today's book of the year in 2012.
Tullian travels extensively, speaking at conferences, churches, and colleges around the country and is also the founder of LIBERATE--a resource ministry that seeks to "connect God's inexhaustible grace to an exhausted world" through an annual conference, a website, and a wide range of other media outlets including a daily radio program on Moody Radio called LIBERATE. As a respected pastor, author, and speaker, Tullian is singularly and passionately devoted to seeing people set free by the amazing power of God's grace.
When he is not reading, studying, preaching, or writing, Tullian enjoys being with people and relaxing with his wife, Kim, and their three children--Gabe, Nate, and Genna. He loves the beach, loves to exercise, and when he has time, he loves to surf.
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Tullian presents the case that we all, Christians and non-Christians alike, are driven by performance. We live in a world of conditionality, where it is always true that "accomplishment precedes acceptance;achievement precedes approval". This leads to a life driven by perfectionism, where failure leads to hopelessness and despair. Tullian contrasts this with the biblical message of One Way Love-love that is unconditional, not based on reciprocity. This is Grace. Goodness directed towards someone not based on what they have done and will do or can do, but simply based on the goodness of the Giver. Tullian expounds on this with some personal stories and statements about God's love and grace that will prick at the fleshly heart of the reader. There will be plenty of moments of initial dissent that blissfully lead to grateful agreement and a sense of "Why have I not known that longer?!?"
Tullian spends a good deal of time dealing with the Law/Gospel disticntion and answering the charge of "antinomianism" that is often leveled against those who preach "radical grace". He borrows an argument from J.Read more ›
Tullian pulls it off again. Straight grace at 200 proof, it burns all the way down and warms the heart. He is a man who gets grace and understands why it needs to be preached. I recommend this book for everyone, I think pastors could do real well reading it to. I know, because I am one. And honestly, this was a reminder of the gospel that I needed at this point. We never grow out of the need for grace. Perhaps it is pastors that need it more than anyone.
The whole book was full of great nuggets of gospel as Tullian would explain a passage of scripture weaving it in to the tapestry of his own life, and then how it applies across the board to everyone else, including you. The book is especially insightful as to the workings and the limitations of the law. The law doesn't inspire you to work harder, finally it makes you just give up. This is especially helpful. I'm often baffled at why pastors don't preach grace more, don't preach Christ crucified more. It is their job, their commission. But then pastors get gun shy at times, because as Tullian so well says, "If you want to make people mad, preach law. If you want to make them furious preach gospel." Preaching gospel, preaching grace infuriates people, it infuriates pastors too. They are afraid people will actually take you seriously and quit trying to lead a virtuous life. Tullian addresses that, the paradox of the gospel. It actually makes a person alive. Yes, when they first hear it they are often left with a sigh of relief. They may not actually do a whole lot, but just bask in the light of the gospel.Read more ›
Pastor Tullian (who is the grandson of famous American evangelist Billy Graham) examines how our human nature, distorted by sin, has a hard time grasping the radical, unconventional, unconditional grace and love of God through Jesus Christ. He does so in such an honest and forthright way that you can't help but read the next chapter. This is also not one of those Christian books that you've read once you read the first 5 chapters. This book is Maxwell House. It's good to the last dot.
In a world where we are exhausted by financial, social, relational, vocational, and online expectations, One-Way Love points us to the inexhaustible grace found only in Jesus Christ. Tullian starts by defining what grace really is. He says, "Grace is unconditional acceptance given to an undeserving person by an unobligated giver. It is one-way love" (pg. 33).
Pastor Tullian walks through several episodes in the ministry of Jesus where One-Way Love is demonstrated most clearly, including the story of the Prodigal Son, Zaccheaus, and Peter to name a few. Each is an example of what we, as humans, really need most: an understanding of God's unfathomable grace. It is this grace that in turn reflects out to others and coats our human relationships (marriages, children, employers) with the goodness of God to us in Jesus.
There really is something here for everyone.Read more ›
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I read dozens of books each year, and there is always that one book that most stands out. This was that book for 2015. Absolutely wonderful. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Joe Langley
I have never read any books by Tullian Tchividjian . But have heard a lot about this book . Looking foward to getting into this book , i just received it that is he reason for this... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sharon
This is a must read! The message needs to be heard from those of us who think we need it the least! Tullian is a great communicator of the paradox of Christians being both saints... Read morePublished 4 months ago by RON BAILEY
Very encouraging for those thru tough times and aren't we all?Published 4 months ago by Kathleen Schneider