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The Ragamuffin Gospel: Good News for the Bedraggled, beat-up, and Burnt outby Brennan Manning
Synopses & Reviews
A Furious Love Is Hot on Your Trail! Many believers feel stunted in their Christian growth. We beat ourselves up over our failures and, in the process, pull away from God because we subconsciously believe He tallies our defects and hangs His head in disappointment. In this newly repackaged edition-now with full appendix, study questions, and the author's own epilogue, " RagamuffinTen Years Later," Brennan Manning reminds us that nothing could be further from the truth. The Father beckons us to Himself with a "furious love" that burns brightly and constantly. Only when we truly embrace God's grace can we bask in the joy of a gospel that enfolds the most needy of His flock-the "ragamuffins." Are you bedraggled, beat-up, burnt-out? Most of us believe in God's grace-in theory. But somehow we can't seem to apply it in our daily lives. We continue to see Him as a small-minded bookkeeper, tallying our failures and successes on a score sheet. Yet God gives us His grace, willingly, no matter what we've done. We come to Him as ragamuffins-dirty, bedraggled, and beat-up. And when we sit at His feet, He smiles upon us, the chosen objects of His "furious love." Brennan Manning 's now-classic meditation on grace and what it takes to access it-simple honesty-has changed thousands of lives. Now with a Ragamuffin's thirty-day spiritual journey guide, it will change yours, too. Starburst: Includes New 30-Day Spiritual Journey Guide **** " Brennan Manning does a masterful job of blowing the dust off of shop-worn theology and allowing God's grace to do what only God's grace can do-amaze." Max Lucado Bestselling author of The Gift for All People "I found deep comfort in realizing that Jesus loves even me, a ragamuffin, just as I am." Michael Card Musician, recording artist, and author of A Violent Grace "This is a zestful and accurate portrayal that tells us unmistakably that the gospel is good, dazzlingly good." Eugene Peterson Author of The Message Story Behind the Book The world assigns value to people using measurable standards. Someone is a successful student if she receives As. Someone is a strong athlete if he runs five miles a day. The Lord, however, knows nothing of standards. The Ragamuffin Gospelwas inspired by Brennan Manning after he discovered firsthand what it means to live by grace instead of performance. His words bring new life and sweet refreshment to Christians who are tired of never measuring up.
What we will learn from this book?
- God accepts us as we are and not for what we do
- We will understand the meaning of God's grace and how to apply it
- God's unconditional love burns for us brightly and constantly
- Foreword by the well-known contemporary Christian author and worship leader Michael W. Smith
- It contains a study questions section
- Has a praying and meditation guide
- Author's own epilogue, 10 years later
- Endorsed by Max Lucado, Michael Card and Eugene Peterson
- Excellent book to learn and understand God's grace
About the Author
Brennan Manning is a Korean War veteran and former Franciscan priest who lives in New Orleans , Louisiana . A native of Brooklyn , Manning earned degrees in philosophy from St. Francis College and in theology from St. Francis Seminary. His books include The Signature of Jesus and Abba’s Child. Still traveling widely, Manning continues to write and preach, encouraging men and women everywhere to accept and embrace the good news of God’s unconditional love in Jesus Christ.
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