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Victim of Grace: When God's Goodness Prevails [Kindle Edition]

Robin Jones Gunn
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Robin Jones Gunn reveals poignant truths from her life as well as from the lives of women in the Bible as she flips the notion that we are at the mercy of circumstances. She asks, what if God has dreams for you? What if he is accomplishing those dreams in the midst of shattered hopes?





When life doesn’t go as expected, it’s easy to feel like a victim. We look at the events that have gone wrong and view our lives as impaired. What if we could see our future as God sees it? Would our view radically change if we understood we are indeed victims rather than of happenstance?





God, the Relentless Lover, has vigorously sought you. He has instilled dreams in your heart that are grander than you can imagine. But the route to their fulfillment often is through a path you wouldn't seek.





What if God wants to take the hopes that tug at your heart and enliven them? Are you ready to live inside the mysterious joy of being a victim of grace?




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Gunn is a popular Christian author who often writes for a young audience, so her latest book is a departure, a factual memoir of how God’s hand shaped her life and career. In it she conveys many universal truths about unmerited grace, compassion, forgiveness, and another important concept, obedience to a higher power in making use of one’s personal gifts. Gunn had wanted to be a missionary in Africa but was turned down as a simple laundress for not having the right skill set. The children in her Sunday school class were delighted that she would still be present to tell them her beautiful stories. Their reaction to her disappointment enabled her to recognize her skills as a storyteller. Gunn’s longing for missionary work continued—and manifested. Her books would eventually reach Africa and other foreign lands to inspire countless women and schoolchildren on a scale impossible for a single missionary. Additional startling synchronicities in the book suggest the value of moving along right paths and convey the importance of recognizing ourselves as instruments of God’s handiwork. --Susan DeGrane

About the Author

Over the past 25 years Robin has written 82 books with almost 4.5 million copies sold worldwide. To her great delight, Robin’s books are doing exactly what she always hoped to do – they are traveling around the world and telling people about God’s love. She is doing the same. Over the past ten years Robin has been invited to speak at events around the US and Canada as well as in South America, Africa, Europe and Australia. Robin and her husband have two grown children and have been married for 35 years. They live in Hawaii where she continues to write and speak.  

 


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  • File Size: 1791 KB
  • Print Length: 209 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00ERNRR52
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zondervan (April 23, 2013)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00A9UMMW0
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #204,941 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A heart felt example of God's grace... May 14, 2013
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Ok... so when I first began reading this book I have to say I was less than impressed even a bit discouraged, but I was determined to read it in its entirety and am so glad I did! When I first began reading it seemed rather superficial and even a bit deflating. Let me explain: As I read the first few chapters, Mrs Gunn made me feel like all the heartache I have personally experienced (health issues, loss, being a victim of a violent crime etc) were my fault because I was not walking close enough with God. It seemed what she was conveying was as long as you are consistently walking closely with God (consistency being key) then nothing can go wrong and if something goes wrong it is because you lack that consistency. But this is completely contrary to what she was trying to convey. You see, Mrs Gunn was baring her soul. She was simply laying out her life and her testimony as it occurred. So it is only when you read this book in its full context that you understand why it begins the way it does. Moreover, I want to give Mrs Gunn the proper respect she has earned because mid-way through the book she opens up and admits to a "heart" condition that I believe most, if not all, have succumbed to at least once in their walk with Christ. By making herself so vulnerable, she is furthering the Gospel as others who read this will see that others, including famous Christian authors, struggle and it is only with authentic, heart-felt repentance when one realizes they are truly a victim of grace. I highly recommend this book as it will be a blessing to all who read it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
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This is a book that speaks almost intimately as a woman to her friends. It is spiritual support drawn from well told stories by the author. Many of these stories come from her personal experience, but the most powerful are the author's interpretations of the experiences undergone by several women of the Bible thus bringing out tbe tbeme that the author calls "victims of grace".

I won't say that us guys can't also get a lot of inspiration from this. The author's stories can appeal to all regardless of gender. However, it is basically a woman's book and as I have already indicated, it's very much of a woman-to-woman book. It gives new insight to several familiar Biblical stories involving women.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed Reading May 22, 2013
Format:Paperback
Victim of Grace
When God's Goodness Prevails
By Robin Jones Gunn

Book Description

Robin Jones Gunn reveals poignant truths from her life as well as from the lives of women in the Bible as she flips the notion that we are at the mercy of circumstances. She asks, what if God has dreams for you? What if he is accomplishing those dreams in the midst of shattered hopes? When life doesn't go as expected, it's easy to feel like a victim. We look at the events that have gone wrong and view our lives as impaired. What if we could see our future as God sees it? Would our view radically change if we understood we are indeed victims rather than of happenstance? God, the Relentless Lover, has vigorously sought you. He has instilled dreams in your heart that are grander than you can imagine. But the route to their fulfillment often is through a path you wouldn't seek. What if God wants to take the hopes that tug at your heart and enliven them? Are you ready to live inside the mysterious joy of being a victim of grace?

The past 3 years of my life have been very hard and has sometimes made me feeling like I am a victim of life's circumstances. Difficulties came to me that were not of my own making and I felt lost and abandoned by God. If we are honest, I think we have all felt that way at one time or another in life. Life is full of ups and down. In Robin Jones Gunn's new book, Victim of Grace, she shares how God is with us in all of our circumstances accomplishing His purposes in us and through us. This is Robin's personal story of how God has used her and worked through her life--even when it didn't seem like God was working anything out. She shares how God used her writing gifts and how she got started writing . . .and how she continues to write today.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Light Read June 9, 2013
By D. Gold
Format:Paperback
Having read the Christy Miller series as a young adult, I was interested to pick up something new from Robin Jones Gunn. Victim of Grace reads like an autobiography highlighting moments in Jones Gunn's life where she was captured by god's grace in her life. Often she didn't know it at the time, but in looking back, the Lord was leading her into new places of wisdom, maturity, and ultimately blessing.

Included in each chapter is a Biblical story that goes along with the theme. Mentioned more than one is the story of Naomi and Ruth, how Ruth's loyalty to her mother in law ultimately blessed Naomi with an abundance of grace. While the retelling is insightful, the connection between the Biblical example and the author's example isn't always clear.

And while the author does write clearly, I found the book lacking depth. I hate to critique a personal story. They're so intimate. But there was something about this book that didn't ring true. The author does take us to deep places of hurt and emotion. And yet, with a turn of the page, the tone turned a bit too optimistic. Maybe I'm just a cynic, but there was such a switch, it was hard to follow.

With discussion questions, this book would make for a light beginning Bible study. But for further reflection, I'd keep looking.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A very thought provoking book. Makes one appreciate God more!!
Published 2 months ago by lillian wallace
5.0 out of 5 stars A clear window into the woman behind the writer
Victim of Grace is a clear window into the woman behind the writer. It was refreshing, and an honor, to be invited into Robin's real life- her struggles, her dreams, her slip-ups,... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Imprints Katie
5.0 out of 5 stars A delight to read
I enjoy all of Robin's books. This one is no exception. She lets us into pieces of her life that she would probably rather not, but we get to see a little bit of how God has worked... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Patricia Ryan
5.0 out of 5 stars A lovely sharing of God's grace in the lives of real women
Robin Jones Gunn is an amazing storyteller. This book reached for me and spoke straight to my heart with beautiful examples from the Bible as well as real life situations... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Shavaughn
5.0 out of 5 stars life changing
This book really opened my eyes to God's amazing grace such a blessing to have been able to read it !
Published 4 months ago by Shai
5.0 out of 5 stars The hope of truth!
This is a great true story of how God works in ways that are mysterious and totally out of our realm of imagination. Read more
Published 7 months ago by maggielou
5.0 out of 5 stars I'm a victim of grace.
This book really shows you that everyone is a victim of grace. No matter how lost you are, who you are, or anything else, God loves you and wants to be your King.
Published 7 months ago by J
4.0 out of 5 stars Slow start, but great once you get about halfway. Still worth the...
At first, I wasn't sure I entirely liked this book. Initially it just didn't hold my attention, then about halfway through I really started to understand where Robin Gunn was... Read more
Published 8 months ago by LoveLisaElle
5.0 out of 5 stars A BLESSING TO YOUR LIFE
In the first couple sentences you can tell the book will be a blessing to your life. This book taught me things i hadn't realized before. It is sooooooo worth the money! Read more
Published 9 months ago by lissette acosta
5.0 out of 5 stars Victim of Grace: When God's Goodness Prevails
Excellent and beautifully written . I would recommend getting this and giving this as a gift. God's Word is perfect.
Published 10 months ago by R K Griggs
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More About the Author

"Forever With You", Robin's newest book is available from her Online Shop at shop.robingunn.com. This first book in the Christy & Todd: The Married Years series picks up where the last Katie Weldon book ended.

You are warmly invited to visit Robin's website at www.robingunn.com. Be sure to sign up for the Robin's Nest Newsletter and have a browse in the Online Shop.

Over the past 25 years Robin has written over 85 books with over 5 million copies sold. She and her husband have two grown children and live in Hawaii.

Her best-selling, award winning novels include the Christy Miller series for teens as well as the Sierra Jensen and Katie Weldon series.

The popular Glenbrooke series features eight gentle love stories and her Sisterchicks(R)novels are a favorite among midlife readers who enjoy the emphasis on travel and friendship in the series.

Robin's standalone novels include "Gardenias for Breakfast", "Under a Maui Moon", "Canary Island Song" and "Cottage by the Sea". Her newest release, "Victim of Grace" offers a personal glimpse into her life as a wife, mother and writer.


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