His words caught the medias ear--and out of one mans grief, the world got a glimpse of grace.
Grace is the churchs great distinctive. Its the one thing the world cannot duplicate, and the one thing it craves above all else--for only grace can bring hope and transformation to a jaded world.
In Whats So Amazing About Grace? award-winning author Philip Yancey explores grace at street level. If grace is Gods love for the undeserving, he asks, then what does it look like in action? And if Christians are its sole dispensers, then how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy?
Yancey sets grace in the midst of lifes stark images, tests its mettle against horrific "ungrace." Can grace survive in the midst of such atrocities as the Nazi holocaust? Can it triumph over the brutality of the Ku Klux Klan? Should any grace at all be shown to the likes of Jeffrey Dahmer, who killed and cannibalized seventeen young men?
Grace does not excuse sin, says Yancey, but it treasures the sinner. True grace is shocking, scandalous. It shakes our conventions with its insistence on getting close to sinners and touching them with mercy and hope. It forgives the unfaithful spouse, the racist, the child abuser. It loves todays AIDS-ridden addict as much as the tax collector of Jesus day.
In his most personal and provocative book ever, Yancey offers compelling, true portraits of graces life-changing power. He searches for its presence in his own life and in the church. He asks, How can Christians contend graciously with moral issues that threaten all they hold dear?
And he challenges us to become living answers to a world that desperately wants to know, Whats So Amazing About Grace?
Philip Yancey serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine. He has written thirteen Gold Medallion Award-winning books and won two ECPA Book of the Year awards for What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew. Four of his books have sold over one million copies. Yancey lives with his wife in Colorado. Website: www.philipyancey.com
If you're a typical Christian just dutifully going to church on Sunday enduring what passes as worship and listening to a feel good sermon, this will change your life! Read morePublished 4 days ago by Keytech
As I started my journey into what grace truly is and trying to grasp what it means to so many people, I was hoping this book would give me another chapter to include into my notes. Read morePublished 17 days ago by Richard D. Vance
This was not what I expected but in an awesome way. Very few deal with what "grace" means in the broadest sense - the world, politics, current issues, our pasts, our... Read morePublished 20 days ago by C. Kennedy
Very important book about Grace. Many people have read this book by now, and you can see the results all around the world. More people are accepting "different" people. Read morePublished 24 days ago by Carol Hood
Would recommend everyone read this book...tackles the difficult questions about grace and forgiveness... Read morePublished 1 month ago by B. Barham
I purchased this book for my gaughter. I haven't seen it yet.Published 1 month ago by Almeda Jerome
Amazing book. Thought provoking. Yancey delivers a tremendous study of grace.Published 1 month ago by picky shopper