- Gregory E. Sterling, the Reverend Henry L. Slack
Dean and the Lillian Claus Professor of New Testament, Yale Divinity School
Fred’s mission is clear—to spend the rest of his life telling people about God’s grace. In this book,
Grace Revealed, Fred shares people’s stories of suffering, addiction, abuse, and loss, which prove to be the ultimate opportunity for God to display His incredible gift of mercy and redemption. These stories will inspire you to look at your own life and see just how powerful God’s grace really is!
- Kevin Palau, president, Luis Palau Association; author of Unlikely: Setting Aside Our Differences to Live out the Gospel
- Paul Michalski, founder, Integrous LLC; president, NCS New Canaan (founding chapter of the New Canaan Society)
In Sievert’s book, grace is not a theological concept or a religious term. Grace is the mode of God’s presence as experienced and expressed by flesh-and-blood people; it is a reality pulsating with life, bearing as many faces as there are human lives and situations and taking on as many forms as there are sufferings and delights, defeats, and victories. In Grace Revealed, you will hear many grateful voices giving their best to sing their ode to grace.
- Miroslav Volf, Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology, Yale Divinity School; founder and director,
Yale Center for Faith and Culture
- William A Ritter, pastor emeritus, First United Methodist Church, Birmingham, Michigan
Fred Sievert has made the biblical concepts of grace, forgiveness, and healing come vividly alive through these real-life experiences of people and their journeys from confusion, pain, and despair to hope, joy, and new life. One cannot come away from Grace Revealed untouched by the way God individually and creatively works in people’s lives. Fred’s ability to incorporate Scripture, commentary, and the opportunity for personal reflection will leave readers feeling both challenged and inspired to find ways in which God’s grace touches them. This book will offer encouragement not only to those of deep faith, but, more importantly, to those who question God’s love and ability to intervene.
- Rev. Rebecca Mincieli, senior pastor, John Wesley United Methodist Church,
- Skip Masback, founder and director, Yale Youth Ministry Institute; associate director, Yale Center for Faith and Culture
Once again, Fred Sievert shows us how to take the most defining choices of Christianity seriously. These stories and discussions of strong episodes of ego, forgiveness, redemption, and love trace the arc of authentic seeking. Guidance from biblical sources, psychology, and theology deepens the analysis further.
- Laura Nash, PhD, former faculty member, Harvard Business School and Harvard Divinity School; author of Believers in Business and coauthor of Just Enough: Tools for Lasting Success in Work and Life
- Jack Krasula, president of Trustinus, LLC; host of Anything Is Possible on News/Talk 760 WJR
This book is a treasure of stirring stories of personal crisis and Christian transformation. Each person’s voice is unique yet universal—any open-hearted person will find himself or herself in these stories. The book is beautifully structured for group or personal study: smartly organized around common crises, clear questions for group and personal reflection, and suggested Scripture for memorization. I especially recommend this book for those who are self-conscious or even critical of talking about the reality of God in daily life. Talking about God’s activity in one’s life—testimony—is not “weird” or “self-involved.” Rather, it is a crucial dimension of real faith. This book shows how testimony honors God, strengthens those in crisis, and helps others—including us, the readers.
- Joanne M. Swenson, ThD, senior minister, Church in the Forest, Greater Pebble Beach, California; founding minister, 12: A Foundation for Small Group Ministry
- Steven Darter, president, People Management SMD; author of Lessons from Life: Four Keys to Living with More Meaning, Purpose, and Success and Managing Yourself, Managing Others: Learn How to Improve Effectiveness, Productivity, and Work Satisfaction
Grace Revealed is far more than a theoretical discussion of Grace—it is a workbook for everyone who experiences pain, addiction, fear, or resentment. In other words, it is vitally relevant to each of us. Fred Sievert combines a pastor’s knowledge of the Bible with real-world trauma to see how grace heals and restores fallen spirits, whether by their own action or abuse from others. It is a message of hope and love—the pure love of Christ. Read it to be inspired. Read it to find grace in your own life.
- Jerry Borrowman, best-selling author of sixteen biography and historical fiction books
- Peter G. Hawkins, investment advisor
About the Author
In his career, Fred enjoyed many successes but also had to deal with much stress, many challenges, and even some serious setbacks. Through it all, he credits his success to a reliance on daily prayer, the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and his relationship with Jesus Christ.
Fred has had many nonfiction essays and articles published in the past, most often about his own providential and life-changing encounters with God. In 2014, he published his first book, God Revealed: Revisit Your Past to Enrich Your Future.
He views his thirty-five-year business career as a mere prologue to what God is calling him to do today—write and speak about his faith.
Throughout his adult life, Fred has been active in his church and has served in numerous lay leadership positions. He and his wife, Susan, have five grown children and three granddaughters and reside in East Falmouth, Massachusetts.