I never cease to be amazed at God’s perfect timing. In the past couple of weeks, I have realized (with God’s gentle nudging) that I have not been generous in offering grace to others in a few specific situations in my life. I have been quick to be critical, I have been self-righteous at times, and I have been slow to forgive. And then this book arrives in my mailbox…coincidence?
“Grace” helps us explore the deeper meaning of the word as well as its application in so many areas of life: forgiveness (which is what I needed to read the most), humility, love, and many others.
This is yet another book in which I have underlined quote after quote.
Grace is not blind. It sees the hurt full well. But grace chooses to see God’s forgiveness even more…Where grace is lacking, bitterness abounds. Where grace abounds, forgiveness grows (pg. 61).
There is something in you that God loves. Not just appreciates or approves, but loves. You cause His eyes to widen, his heart to beat faster. He loves you. And He accepts you (pg. 118).
Rather than conjure up reasons to feel good about yourself, trust God’s verdict. If God loves you, you must be worth loving (pg. 121).
Max uses Scripture and personal testimonies from people (including himself) to provide a compelling and powerful book on an incredible gift. It is so easy to believe the enemy’s lies that we are worthless, unloved, failures, and incapable of offering grace. But God’s Word says otherwise and Max Lucado leads the reader through Scripture to show exactly how God sees us.
Max Lucado has yet again written a masterpiece…he is able to take difficult topics and break them down into tangible, meaningful explanations. Grace is something that people can wrestle with for years before fully grasping its power; this book can help. With his honesty, wisdom, and wit he is able to assist the reader with fully embracing the grace that God so freely and abundantly offers to us.
God definitely used this book to soften my heart, and I know that it is one I will refer to over and over again. I can’t wait to do the Bible study at the end (12 weeks) to help me dig even deeper into the knowledge of God’s amazing grace.
I received a free copy of this book from Booksneeze.com and the opinions expressed are my own.