Tuesday, September 6, 2011

What I'm Reading: The Grace of God

Andy Stanley, author of Enemies of the Heart just released a book called “The Grace of God.” This book is a book we could all use in our lives.  Andy Stanley give clear scripture based approach on Grace. Andy uses a number of stories and people from the Bible to explore the grace of God. In many of these stores and scriptures we find how God has given an abundance amount of Grace to those who has sinned against God. 

This book continues to reinforce the idea that God doesn’t care about what we do for him, (are works), but about who he is. Many of us put an emphasis on how much we tithe, pray, read our Bible, attend church, ect.. These things are all good and important to the Christian faith, but God doesn’t want legalism and works-based faith, he wants our heart and want us to know him. He is a God of grace, love and compassion. 

While I enjoyed this book, I believe it isn’t for the serious Christian wanting to grow deeper. I believe it is for someone new to the faith struggling with faith and works. Also, I believe Stanley focuses too much of this book on man and not on the mystery of God.  Grace isn’t just about humans, it’s a gift from God, but  its for his Glory, not ours. I think this book could be misinterpreted by new Christians. I think is a good reminder, but it wasn’t as good as I expected it to be.

This book was provided to me through booksneeze. This is my honest review and I was not compensated for it.

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