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What's so Amazing about Grace?

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In 1987, an IRA bomb buried Gordon Wilson and his twenty-year-old daughter beneath five feet of rubble. Gordon alone survived. And forgave. He said of the bombers, ' I have lost my daughter, but I bear no grudge . . . I shall pray, tonight and every night, that God will forgive them.' His words caught the media's ears — and out of one man's grief, the world got a glimpse of grace. Grace is the church's great distinctive. It's the one thing the world cannot duplicate, and the one thing it craves above all else — for only grace can bring hope and transformation to a jaded world. In What's So Amazing About Grace? award-winning author Philip Yancey explores grace at street level. If grace is God's love for the undeserving, he asks, then what does it look like in action? And if Christians are its sole dispensers, then how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy? Yancey sets grace in the midst of life's stark images, tests its mettle against horrific 'ungrace.' Can grace survive in the midst of such atrocities as the Nazi holocaust? Can it triumph over the brutality of the Ku Klux Klan? Should any grace at all be shown to the likes of Jeffrey Dahmer, who killed and cannibalized seventeen young men? Grace does not excuse sin, says Yancey, but it treasures the sinner. True grace is shocking, scandalous. It shakes our conventions with its insistence on getting close to sinners and touching them with mercy and hope. It forgives the unfaithful spouse, the racist, the child abuser. It loves today's AIDS-ridden addict as much as the tax collector of Jesus' day. In his most personal and provocative book ever, Yancey offers compelling, true portraits of grace's life-changing power. He searches for its presence in his own life and in the church. He asks, How can Christians contend graciously with moral issues that threaten all they hold dear? And he challenges us to become living answers to a world that desperately wants to know, What's So Amazing About Grace?

Synopsis:

The author offers portraits of grace's life-changing power and offers suggestions for living one's life with grace

Table of Contents

The Last Best Word — How Sweet the Sound — Babette's Feast: A Story — A World Without Grace — Lovesick Father — The New Math of Grace — Breaking the Cycle of Ungrace — Unbroken Chain: A Story — An Unnatural Act — Why Forgive? — Getting Even — The Arsenal of Grace — Scent of Scandal — A Home for Bastards: A Story — No Oddballs Allowed — Grace-Healed Eyes — Loopholes — Grace Avoidance — Grace Notes for a Deaf World — Big Harold: A Story — Mixed Aroma — Serpent Wisdom — Patches of Green — Gravity and Grace.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780310296171
Publisher:
Zondervan
Subject:
Religion : Christian Life - General
Author:
Yancey, Philip
Author:
Philip Yancey
Subject:
Grace (theology)
Subject:
Theology - Ecclesiology
Subject:
Theology - Soteriology
Subject:
Christian Life - Character & Values
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - Character & Values
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Protestant
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - Ecclesiology
Subject:
Grace.
Subject:
Christian Theology - Protestant
Subject:
Christian Theology - Ecclesiology
Subject:
Christianity - General
Subject:
Christianity-Inspirational
Subject:
Christianity-Soteriology
Subject:
Christianity-Spiritual Growth
Subject:
Religion Western-Inspirational
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19970921
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
292

Related Subjects

Religion » Christianity » Christian Life » Spiritual Growth
Religion » Christianity » Ecclesiology
Religion » Christianity » General
Religion » Christianity » Soteriology
Religion » Western Religions » Theology

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