- File Size: 487 KB
- Print Length: 135 pages
- Publisher: People of the Second Chance (September 13, 2010)
- Publication Date: September 13, 2010
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0042X9CKU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Top Customer Reviews
The book is beautiful--literally, the design and layout are captivating and creative--and beautifully unpacks some tender conversations around judgment, failure and second chances.
And the framework is pretty solid too, the subtitles gently pulled me forward into the conversation with hooks like (some of the best):
*Pez Dispensers of Grace
*Becoming A Person of No Reputation
*Don't Make A Career Out of Being A Victim
*Make Friends With Your Shadow
*The Forgiveness Instinct
*People Are Not Evil, They Are Weak
*Don't Be So Dang Serious
*Don't Diss Your Disaters
*Join the Scandal
After finishing it, I had to put it down and sit in the impact of what I had just read. The stories and lessons are gifts and the book may be one of the best things I've ever read on what grace, acceptance and inclusion can be when we throw ourselves at the mercy of grace.
'Gracenomics' makes you feel safe, that it's safe to go to some of the painful and hidden places in our lives. 'Gracenomics' makes you feel free, that we're free to explore the best and worst of ourselves and others with a posture of acceptance and celebration. 'Gracenomics' makes you feel hopeful, that even after all the mistakes we've made, hope is still waiting for us with open arms.
I usually don't say this, but I'm actually grateful for this little book packed full of inviting truths.
I finished Gracenomics, closed the book, re-opened and started on my second run through. But before I did that I sent this text out to some friends...
"Gracenomics a must read!! Super short but super huge. I'm crying from laughing, conviction and just the mere thought we as people could love this way!"
Mike Foster's approach, in my opinion, was right on point! He touched deep matters in a light but penetrating way. So many times I went from cracking up to gripping my chest with either a sense of conviction or deep desire to be that grace giving person. And...wishing that sort of grace had been extended to me.
The written names of God, Jesus and Holy Spirit may not be plastered all over the pages of Gracenomics but if you "know" God then you see Him on absolutely every page of this small but powerful book. Jesus spoke in parables...stories. He spoke the language the people understood. Gracenomics is a book of 'along the way conversation'. Along the way in our personal lives, with others AND at work. It is filled with humor, stories and encouragement that we can and must do better at this Grace thing.
What didn't I like? I wanted more!!!!!! But in all honestly sometimes leaving wanting more is a really good thing.
I, for one, left this book ready to Join The Scandal (chp.5) of Gracenomics!
Definitely the next book for our book club!
This is a book that I think almost everyone with a kindle should pick up. It is short, most people will read it in less than 2 hours. It is a quick read with lots of quotable ideas (somewhat similar in feel to Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier).
The basic idea is that as Christians one way that we change the world, or really just act like Christians, is to give grace to everyone around us.
There are a couple reasons for this, one is because of the grace that we have been shown by Christ. But most of the rest of the reasons are really pragmatic. Reasons like, we are imperfect so we need grace from others, it makes good business sense, it is a great way to diffuse tense situations. If anything it is too pragmatic. I get that there really are good pragmatic reasons for giving grace. But another chapter of theological reasons would have made sense to me. As Christians we can do things for pragmatic reasons, but if we have theological reasons for doing the same thing, then I think our theological reasons should take precedence. Not out of theological intellectualism, but out of an attempt at living Christianly. I think too often we live life without the help of God. In giving grace, we cannot live without God's help. We are sinful, we will not give grace without the help of God. I think in his sections on how to give grace, Foster acknowledges the role of Christ and the work of the Holy Spirit in our movement toward grace, I just wish there was a bit more in the why grace section.
Another weakness is that there is really not a great definition of grace. It is fairly clear that he is not talking about Salvific Grace when he is talking about the grace we give to others.Read more ›
Let that sink in for a minute.
That statement is really at the core of the new book Gracenomics: Unleash The Power of Second Chance Living by Mike Foster. Foster, co-founder of the organization People of the Second Chance, takes a bold, honest stand for the power of grace and the way it can transform our lives and the lives of those we interact with every single day.
Foster examines grace not just outward toward others (which is how most people think of grace) but within as well. He examines the way we can allow ourselves to dwell in a position of victimization rather than taking a sitaution where we've been legimately victimized, given ourselves the grace to know a situation may not be our fault and move forward. And if it IS our fault, to allow ourselves to look in the mirror and accept forgiveness from the person we see staring back at us.
I loved this powerful passage from Mike:
If we were honest with ourselves we would see the ongoing injustice and oppression doesn't lie within the event, but in the belief that we are powerless to move on.
How often do many of us believe we're powerless to move on from something that happened in our past? A hurt that's lingered from our youth? A crude insult given to us in high school or that teacher who told us we were just too stupid to figure things out? Perhaps something said to you by an ex-spouse on their way out of the courthouse? All of these things are powerless to stop us from moving on if we allow ourselves the grace to do it.
One of the strengths of Gracenomics is the way Foster presents the material. No long dissertation on any one point or dozens of pages of statistics and research studies.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I love the way this author writes. So easy to read and kept the book short and sweet. Very motivational.Published on September 27, 2013 by Delaney Jordan
There wasn't a lot of content here. ...pretty thin on "how" to implement grace. I was quite let down and left still searching.Published on June 3, 2013 by Gale Green
I saw Mike Foster at a conference and he spoke about grace and how our society is dying for grace. I picked up his book and learned more about graceonmics and how I can be a person... Read morePublished on March 19, 2013 by Lauren Scott
A bunch of nonsense. Don't waste your money or time on a book that says nothing. Did not like the way it was written or the subject matter. If I could rate no star, I would.Published on March 5, 2013 by Flowers400
Just finished reading "Gracenomics" and was floored! If I can be completely honest, I'm not a huge reader. This book was incredible! Read morePublished on December 14, 2011 by Chris Breneman
Gracenomics is the perfect guideline on how and why grace is something we all deserve! A great read over and over!Published on December 14, 2011 by Carl
Mike Foster lays out an incredible principle that starts a pattern of thinking....How will I react in this situation? Read morePublished on August 22, 2011 by Pete Hixson
Gracenomics is a book worth way beyond it's asking price. This quick, applicable book will challenge you to begin practicing grace in your everyday life. Read morePublished on August 19, 2011 by Shane Sanchez
Such a simple concept yet so many people live without grace. A quick read with lots of little "aha" moments. The bottom line is treating people better than we think they "deserve". Read morePublished on July 25, 2011 by Amazon Customer
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