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Defiant Grace: The Suprising Message and Mission of Jesus Paperback – October 1, 2011
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Dane Ortlund's Defiant Grace is a very helpful guide to a gospel-centered understanding of Christianity. Drawing from material gleaned from all four Gospels, Ortlund presents us with the compelling picture of 'defiant grace'--so different from the pale and timid imitation of pallid, anemic religion. Read this book and soak in the gospel of grace!' -- Dr. Josh Moody "Senior Pastor College Church in Wheaton, author of No Other Gospel"
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Well written, comprehensive and 100% biblical. Only a hardened heart against the saving grace of Jesus would prevent this book from being effective. An open heart and mind seeking God's grace will find it here.
In the introduction, Dane says that his aim is to help us "cherish the gospel", and to "enjoy grace anew... the high-octane grace that takes our conscience by the scruff of the neck and breathes new life into us with a pardon so scandalous that we cannot help but be changed". His method? To walk us through the four accounts of Jesus life, showing how each, in its own way, unveils "scandalous" and "surprising" truths about who Jesus is, and about the nature of his message and mission.
Digging deeply into the biblical text itself, he also draws upon a wealth of scholarship from the past and present (from Athanasius and Augustine; to Calvin, Luther and Edwards; to Spurgeon, J. C. Ryle, Lloyd-Jones, C. S. Lewis; to modern commentators like D. A. Carson, and Kenneth Bailey). And the writing is superb too! C. J. Mahaney says it well in his endorsement - "Dane Ortlund can flat-out write. He is a craftsman of prose."
Most importantly though, page after page I was drawn to marvel at my Saviour. I have no doubt this will be one of those few books I return to again and again, to be reminded of, and revel in, the scandalous grace of the gospel. I give it my highest recommendation.
It is Good News with Great Joy and Gracious Power
that exposes the nefarious disease of sin and the cure
of God's mercy and love!
The author and Doctor of Doxological Dogma is
scholastically erudite yet fascinatingly simple
in his unpacking of Biblical truth.
I found myself trapped and torn apart as the gospel
of Matthew dug the conscience and motives beneath
my motives out into the open in exposures of the
'secret sin' beneath my sins.
I am so much more thankful for God's love in Jesus
and the fullness of teaching that God has given to us
which says and Shows the extravagance of His love,
the glory of his person, the help available to sinners
and saints, and the fruit that may yet yield from a
And I do concur with Jared C. Wilson that the book
is saturated with some 'doxological whiskey' which
will result in delicious worship !
Ha Glo-Ray !
Great Job Dane !
Pastor of Gospel City Church
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Defiant Grace (2011) by Dane Ortlund is a short little book exploring the message of amazing grace through the four gospel accounts. Read morePublished on July 1, 2014 by Jason Kanz
Dane Ortlund's "Defiant Grace" is a brief book that challenges and inspires those interested in knowing Jesus and understanding His mission. Read morePublished on March 22, 2014 by Joel S. Frady
This book is a delight. It is short, pithy and meaty. It describes the distinctive message of each of the four Gospels and shows that Jesus and Paul were teaching the same message... Read morePublished on August 20, 2013 by Gontroppo