- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan (April 27, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0310324793
- ISBN-13: 978-0310324799
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (100 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #142,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Victim of Grace: When God’s Goodness Prevails Paperback – April 27, 2013
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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
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ROBIN JONES GUNN is the much loved author of 90 books with over 5 million copies sold worldwide. Her popular Christy Miller series continues in the new Christy&Todd: The Married Years series. The award winning Sisterchicks® novels are book club favorites along with her non-fiction titles, Victim of Grace and Praying For Your Future Husband. Robin is a frequent speaker at local and international events. She and her husband have two grown children and live in Hawaii.
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Robins honesty and desire to obey and seek the Lord's will is truly inspiring! These qualities were not developed overnight however!
After I heard about it I bought it primarily as encouragement for a friend who just lost a teenage daughter, but has her head on straight and is still working with teens at her church!
PS I'm a 74 year old male, so it's not just for the girls in your life.
Ever feel like everything is going against you? Ever feel like maybe there is a purpose for that? Robin Jones Gunn makes this point admirably. Telling many stories from her own life and growth from a beginning writer to a bestseller, she weaves in God's purpose and life lessons throughout.
I absolutely loved this book. Since I am a writer myself, I could relate to and learn from a lot of what Robin went through in her career. Her dream as a young adult did not transpire the way she thought she wanted it to, but God directed her on the path He wanted and she was so blessed by that. I experience challenging times myself and often wonder what the purpose is for them. I found her examples very inspiring and faith building as she tells with transparency about her own struggles and how she handled them with faith and relying on God and other believers. God states in His Word "I will never leave you or forsake you" and Robin pours out refreshing proof of this.
The part that most touched my heart was the story of her father's last days and her connection with him. I recently lost my own father and had similar experiences. It's always difficult to lose a loved one, but so heartwarming to think of them walking around with Jesus!
This is a great book and I look forward to reading others by Robin Jones Gunn.
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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.