I have been given the opportunity to do some reviews on some books from a few different publishers. Some of them do not quite fit into the focus I have for Living Infuzion, but obviously have some good information. Here are some of my perspectives on some pretty good books! Enjoy!
Friday, April 19, 2013
Grace by Max Lucado
I love Max Lucado books!If there is a person out there that shows that there is a gift of a teacher, he has it!In Grace, Max Lucado writes about several aspects of the idea of God’s Grace in the Bible.The subtitle for the book in “More than we deserve.Greater than we imagine.”I think this is one of the biggest things that is misunderstood by people in current culture.By Grace we are saved… through faith.We don’t have to work for God’s Grace.That is the focus of this book.
Lucado touches on a few stories that are familiar to most, but he applies his usual way of unlocking them, and sharing them in a way that is relevant to a modern reader.He leads in the book with his own story of a heart operation, and then compares that to how receiving God’s Grace can be like having a spiritual heart transplant.He uses the story of the woman caught in the act of adultery, ask the modern reader what act of sin they would be caught in?How does God’s grace apply to the reader?He brings in the story of Barabbas, and the story of the Exodus.
This book is the perfect balance of biblical narrative, scripture application, and modern application to be able to teach people about God’s Grace.As a pastor of tweens, I can see how I could teach them from the lessons here, but there is something in this book for a Christian of any age.
I was provided a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson for my unbiased review.