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" Grace. ""It s what we crave most when our guilt is exposed. It s the very thing we are hesitant to extend when we are confronted with the guilt of others especially when their guilt has robbed us of something we consider valuable.""" "Therein is the struggle, the struggle for grace. It s this struggle that makes grace more story than doctrine. It s the struggle that remin " Grace. ""It s what we crave most when our guilt is exposed. It s the very thing we are hesitant to extend when we are confronted with the guilt of others especially when their guilt has robbed us of something we consider valuable.""" "Therein is the struggle, the struggle for grace. It s this struggle that makes grace more story than doctrine. It s the struggle that reminds us that grace is bigger than compassion or forgiveness. That struggle is the context for both. When we are on the receiving end, grace is refreshing. When it is required of us, it is often disturbing. But when correctly applied, it seems to solve just about everything. This struggle is not new; it has been going on since the beginning. " " Andy Stanley" We find in the pages of Scripture that the stories found there often mirror our own stories, and thatwetoo need the very thing we do not deserve: "the grace of God." From the beginning, the church has had an uneasy relationship with grace. The gravitational pull is always toward graceless religion. The odd thing is that when you read the New Testament, the only thing Jesus stood against consistently was graceless religion. The only group he attacked relentlessly was graceless religious leaders. Even now as you think about grace, there might be a little voice in your head whispering, " It can t be that easy! " What about obedience? What about disobedience? What about repeated misbehavior? What about bad habits? What about justice? What about repentance? It s this tension that makes grace so slippery. But that s the beauty and the truth of grace. We don t deserve it. We can t earn it. It can t be qualified. But God gives it to us anyway because he loves us unconditionally. The story of grace is your story. And as you are about to discover grace plays a larger role than you imagine."


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" Grace. ""It s what we crave most when our guilt is exposed. It s the very thing we are hesitant to extend when we are confronted with the guilt of others especially when their guilt has robbed us of something we consider valuable.""" "Therein is the struggle, the struggle for grace. It s this struggle that makes grace more story than doctrine. It s the struggle that remin " Grace. ""It s what we crave most when our guilt is exposed. It s the very thing we are hesitant to extend when we are confronted with the guilt of others especially when their guilt has robbed us of something we consider valuable.""" "Therein is the struggle, the struggle for grace. It s this struggle that makes grace more story than doctrine. It s the struggle that reminds us that grace is bigger than compassion or forgiveness. That struggle is the context for both. When we are on the receiving end, grace is refreshing. When it is required of us, it is often disturbing. But when correctly applied, it seems to solve just about everything. This struggle is not new; it has been going on since the beginning. " " Andy Stanley" We find in the pages of Scripture that the stories found there often mirror our own stories, and thatwetoo need the very thing we do not deserve: "the grace of God." From the beginning, the church has had an uneasy relationship with grace. The gravitational pull is always toward graceless religion. The odd thing is that when you read the New Testament, the only thing Jesus stood against consistently was graceless religion. The only group he attacked relentlessly was graceless religious leaders. Even now as you think about grace, there might be a little voice in your head whispering, " It can t be that easy! " What about obedience? What about disobedience? What about repeated misbehavior? What about bad habits? What about justice? What about repentance? It s this tension that makes grace so slippery. But that s the beauty and the truth of grace. We don t deserve it. We can t earn it. It can t be qualified. But God gives it to us anyway because he loves us unconditionally. The story of grace is your story. And as you are about to discover grace plays a larger role than you imagine."

30 review for The Grace of God

  1. 4 out of 5

    Fylvia Kline

    I’ll be honest. I really didn’t want to read this book. First of all, I have a quirky aversion to people with, what sounds like, two first names. And then there’s the fact that I’m partial to Lucado, Swindoll, Yancey and Barclay when it comes to the topic of grace. But in spite of these reasons, I agreed to review the book for Thomas Nelson simply because I can’t turn down a free book. End result–1) I can get used to two first names; 2) I can appreciate new authors; 3) I can admit when I’m wrong. I’ll be honest. I really didn’t want to read this book. First of all, I have a quirky aversion to people with, what sounds like, two first names. And then there’s the fact that I’m partial to Lucado, Swindoll, Yancey and Barclay when it comes to the topic of grace. But in spite of these reasons, I agreed to review the book for Thomas Nelson simply because I can’t turn down a free book. End result–1) I can get used to two first names; 2) I can appreciate new authors; 3) I can admit when I’m wrong. In this book, Stanley courageously exposes the thunderous, jealous, scary God of the Old Testament to reveal the same forgiving Father of the New Testament. He dares the reader, like he did his wife years ago, to really get to know God and unravel him through the graphic prose of the Old Testament writers and discover the timeless, forever attributes of God that transcend culture, time and perceptions. The book was so good that I could not let it sit on my shelf. I read it and passed it on to my father. Get a copy today, discover the God of Grace and share Him with someone else. (I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.)

  2. 4 out of 5

    Pamela

    Well-written and carefully edited, “The Grace of God” by Andy Stanley is a great read on understanding the awesome power of God’s amazing grace. It stands as a true testament to the grace that God demonstrates to us everyday…as we go through our everyday lives doing our everyday things. Mr. Stanley points out to his readers that God is so gracious and merciful that he spares us even when we don’t deserve it…all by his amazing grace. Moreover, through popular characters and situations in the bibl Well-written and carefully edited, “The Grace of God” by Andy Stanley is a great read on understanding the awesome power of God’s amazing grace. It stands as a true testament to the grace that God demonstrates to us everyday…as we go through our everyday lives doing our everyday things. Mr. Stanley points out to his readers that God is so gracious and merciful that he spares us even when we don’t deserve it…all by his amazing grace. Moreover, through popular characters and situations in the bible, he transcends the reader to higher heights illustrating ways in which God grants his grace time and time again…though his grantees do not deserve it. He also leads the reader step-by-step through biblical stories that were commonplace, but, after reading his book, have a completely different and higher meaning. In addition, Andy Stanley does a fantastic job of categorizing God’s grace chapter by chapter forming a path for the reader…one that they can follow to a greater understanding of God’s grace. Of why it’s so important, and of why we need it so much…I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants a deeper understanding of God’s amazing grace because, after all, it’s because of God’s amazing grace that we’re all still here.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Rick

    I tend not to give out many 5-star ratings, but this book scratches where I itch. Andy Stanley is a dynamic speaker. We have been enriched by his small group curriculums. I have read a couple of his books in the past. But I never considered him a talented author until this one. Most people would consider Matthew's first chapter rather boring--the genealogy of Jesus with all the "begats." Andy, however, is able to deliver some terrific nuggets even there. The book contains numerous examples of his I tend not to give out many 5-star ratings, but this book scratches where I itch. Andy Stanley is a dynamic speaker. We have been enriched by his small group curriculums. I have read a couple of his books in the past. But I never considered him a talented author until this one. Most people would consider Matthew's first chapter rather boring--the genealogy of Jesus with all the "begats." Andy, however, is able to deliver some terrific nuggets even there. The book contains numerous examples of his ability to bring fresh, vibrant insight from familiar Bible stories. If you think of grace as a new testament concept contrasting to the old testament law, think again. Andy begins in Genesis and shows how grace is woven into the fabric of scripture. And while Stanley does level valid criticism against the church where she messes up, the warm heart of a devoted and devout pastor consistently shines through.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Chris French

    I’ve been reading thru Andy Stanley’s The Grace of God. It’s fantastic. You should pick it up. He said something today that struck me. “The law of God is actually an expression of the grace of God.” Most of the time we think about laws as keeping us from doing something. The speed limit is 55 so I can’t go 70. The iPad costs $500 so I can’t buy it for $3. That’s the way we look at rules most of the time, but God’s rules are set up not to keep us from having good things, but to keep us safe. Back I’ve been reading thru Andy Stanley’s The Grace of God. It’s fantastic. You should pick it up. He said something today that struck me. “The law of God is actually an expression of the grace of God.” Most of the time we think about laws as keeping us from doing something. The speed limit is 55 so I can’t go 70. The iPad costs $500 so I can’t buy it for $3. That’s the way we look at rules most of the time, but God’s rules are set up not to keep us from having good things, but to keep us safe. Back in the Garden of Eden there was only one rule: “Don’t eat from that tree.” The world was a VERY safe place so there didn’t need to be several rules to insure Adam & Eve’s safety. Satan’s ploy was not to make them disobey God, but to get them to stop trusting God. If he could do that disobedience would follow pretty quickly. He whispered in their ear that God must be keeping something good from them in the form of that fruit on the forbidden tree. They fell for it and stopped trusting God. I can laugh at their stupidity or I can look at my own life and know that I do the same thing even though God has promised me that He wants only the best things for me. Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in Heaven give good things to those who ask him!" - Matthew 7.9-11 God wants to give me the good things! He didn’t make all these laws to keep good things from me. His plan was to give me the best things all along! He made all these laws to keep me safe. Satan wants me to be punished like he will be, but God’s laws are put in place to keep me from that. When I look at God’s law from His perspective it is pure grace. I don’t deserve to be kept safe. My sin means that I deserve punishment, not safety from God. His laws actually protect me from my own fate! Pure grace indeed!

  5. 4 out of 5

    Dan

    **I received this complimentary copy through Booksneeze.com. All the opinions expressed are my own.** This was an amazing read and well worth the time spent reading it. Andy Stanley did a masterful job on communicating the grace of God. By showing how man does not deserve God's grace, how God has extended his grace a plethora of times, and why grace is a great gift of God. Mr. Stanley does not try to persuade the reader to his understanding of grace but tries to inform the reader of what the grace **I received this complimentary copy through Booksneeze.com. All the opinions expressed are my own.** This was an amazing read and well worth the time spent reading it. Andy Stanley did a masterful job on communicating the grace of God. By showing how man does not deserve God's grace, how God has extended his grace a plethora of times, and why grace is a great gift of God. Mr. Stanley does not try to persuade the reader to his understanding of grace but tries to inform the reader of what the grace of God is. By doing this, he allows the reader to come to their own conclusions. After all, grace is something not easily understood by mankind, something Mr. Stanley readily admits in this book. Another plus for this read is the way in which Mr. Stanley weaves the story of grace exhibited. By using Biblical history, Mr. Stanley shows that some of the greatest Biblical character had much grace extended to them and how such grace is still available today. God has not changed; neither is the grace He gives. I would highly recommend that this book be put on your "must read" list. Mr. Stanley is an amazing communicator and his style, with this subject, work wonderful in tandem. The beauty of grace was revealed with such passion and candor that I found myself stopping several to review what I had just read. A six star book when only five stars are given.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Jeff

    Sure, he's my boss, but this is a great, great book. My favorite line: "Grace plus anything is anything but grace." Other takeaways: * Grace isn't reserved for good people. Grace underscores the goodness of God. * Grace is never just enough. Grace is always far more than enough. * Grace is inviting to the unrighteous and threatening to the self-righteous. * Grace is slow to anger and quick to deliver. * The Church is most appealing when the message of grace is most apparent. Sure, he's my boss, but this is a great, great book. My favorite line: "Grace plus anything is anything but grace." Other takeaways: * Grace isn't reserved for good people. Grace underscores the goodness of God. * Grace is never just enough. Grace is always far more than enough. * Grace is inviting to the unrighteous and threatening to the self-righteous. * Grace is slow to anger and quick to deliver. * The Church is most appealing when the message of grace is most apparent.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Andrew S

    A well explained, easy to understand book on grace. Andy Stanley explores how grace started with the creation of the world and continues throughout the Bible. Although most of the stories were familiar, I had not viewed many of them through the lens of grace. If you are struggling with understanding the concept of grace and God or have difficulty seeing the consistency of God's character throughout the Bible, this book is certainly worth reading. A well explained, easy to understand book on grace. Andy Stanley explores how grace started with the creation of the world and continues throughout the Bible. Although most of the stories were familiar, I had not viewed many of them through the lens of grace. If you are struggling with understanding the concept of grace and God or have difficulty seeing the consistency of God's character throughout the Bible, this book is certainly worth reading.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Steve

    I enjoyed reading Andy’s book very much. It’s a great one to read at night right before you go to bed. Just read a chapter and sleep with Grace on your mind. The book is not deep theology but instead it puts flesh on the deep theological topic of Grace so that it’s easy to embrace. I really enjoyed Chapter 5 Ruled by Grace. Andy makes a beautiful point that, “When we see God’s law the way he intended it, we understand that the grace of God and the law of God are not opposing concepts.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Sean Seay

    The beauty of grace traced through the entire Bible in the form of engaging narratives. Andy does a fantastic job of helping us see this vital attribute of God. Most of us need a better understanding of God's grace & this book helps. The beauty of grace traced through the entire Bible in the form of engaging narratives. Andy does a fantastic job of helping us see this vital attribute of God. Most of us need a better understanding of God's grace & this book helps.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Larry Warren

    Andy is one of my all-time favorite authors and this book does not disappoint. I've read it once and am going back for a second read. Andy is one of my all-time favorite authors and this book does not disappoint. I've read it once and am going back for a second read.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Oceana

    Beautiful and simple. Amazing grace.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Michael Boling

    In this latest effort, author and Pastor Andy Stanley pens a lucid, salient, and timely biblical journey on the topic of God's grace. This book, as with Stanley's other works is well written and full of biblical truth for both the layman and seasoned scholar alike. He rightly begins his discussion of God's grace at the beginning of the biblical story, namely the story of creation in Genesis 1. Stanley aptly notes "On the surface, it appears that the birth of Jesus signaled the beginning of an ag In this latest effort, author and Pastor Andy Stanley pens a lucid, salient, and timely biblical journey on the topic of God's grace. This book, as with Stanley's other works is well written and full of biblical truth for both the layman and seasoned scholar alike. He rightly begins his discussion of God's grace at the beginning of the biblical story, namely the story of creation in Genesis 1. Stanley aptly notes "On the surface, it appears that the birth of Jesus signaled the beginning of an age of grace. However, a careful reading of the Old Testament reveals grace to be God's preeminent characteristic from the very beginning." This is an extremely valid point to make given the New Atheistic perspective of the Old Testament God promulgated by individuals such as Richard Dawkins attempts to make God out to be a genocidal maniac. In opposition to such a view Stanley points out God's grace is the impelling narrative from the very first verse of Scripture. The story of God's grace continues to the calling of Abraham by God to form a new nation, one through which he would in the words of Stanley "extend grace to a graceless world." Even despite seeming odds that would have seemed to the ordinary individual to be evidence of it being impossible for God to fulfill the promises he gave Abraham, God never failed to make good on his covenant with Abraham. Additionally, God providing individuals with what they by all reality did not deserve is further evidenced in the life of Jacob and Joseph. When situations seem to call for an individual to get what they deserved, instead God's grace and mercy shine through the biblical narrative. The next stop on Stanley's story of biblical grace is the giving of the law to the Israelites. While many perceive the law as a set of rules devoid of grace, Stanley rightly reminds us "the Ten Commandments do not stand in contrast to grace; they are introduced within the story of God's grace. God's law is featured heavily in the Old Testament, but only as the subtext of a grander narrative that highlights his grace toward a helpless, undeserving group of people." The law was a perpetual reminder of God's amazing extension of grace toward a sinful people. Through the law and the sacrificial system subsumed therein; God provided a means by which his people could not just have their sins covered, but also a way by which they could have God dwell in their midst via the tabernacle. As the journey through the Old Testament continues, Stanley reminds the reader of the possession of the Promised Land by the Israelites, in particular how God punished the sin of the inhabitants of the land and extended grace to his people, a group of sinners themselves. The stories of King David also clearly reveal God's continued provision of grace and his selection of individuals who have a heart for God over those whom most individuals would have perceived as the definition of a leader. Even in David's darkest moments such as his affair with Bathsheba and subsequent planned murder of her husband, God provided punishment for sin yet remained faithful his covenant promises to Israel. Stanley also provides valuable insight into how God's grace is noted in the New Testament even in the genealogies found in the gospels. He notes "the story of Jesus is the story of God drawing near to those who have been pulled away by sin and were subsequently pushed away from the self-righteous." Even a cursory look at Jesus' genealogy reveals list of arguably shady characters. Yet even through seemingly flawed individuals God's grace throughout history is evident. After all, Jesus clearly stated he did not "come to call those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners." The gospels also reveal the culmination of what the law pointed to in the Old Testament, namely the fact "Forgiveness and eternal life were not attained through the Law. Forgiveness required a payment." As prophesied by Isaiah, the payment for our sins was found in the perfect sacrifice of the Lamb of God, Jesus Christ whose death demonstrated God's commitment to extending grace to the unworthy. God's grace is not just a onetime event found by believers at the moment they accept Christ as their savior. Stanley rightly notes "the grace of God is the life of the Savior coursing through the souls of believers to sustain us through those things that will not or cannot change. It is a well of living water." Stanley concludes his book with a rather interesting look into his experiences of why individuals stay away from the church. It was fascinating to read the answers given such as "I don't have time" or "I know I should but...." From Stanley's experience as a pastor, individuals rarely provide valid theological answers as to why being a part of the body of Christ or at least stepping through the doors of a church is not part of their life, other than the Christmas/Easter crowd. In response to this, Stanley provides an outstanding answer, namely that many believers view church as strictly for church people and not as a means by which to evangelize or to meet the needs of those who are ultimately search for God's grace in their lives, regardless of whether they realize it or not. We far too often forget Jesus' words found in Luke 5:31, ""It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick." Stanley correctly avers "When grace is no longer front and center in the messaging and programming of a church, something else is. Something less than grace." This is certainly not a call to allow sinners to attend church without any hint of repentance or being sanctified through the power of the Holy Spirit. What Stanley is rightly pointing out is it is the mission of the church to connect people to Christ for transformed lives, lives transformed through the grace of God providing forgiveness of sin through the shed blood of Christ. The Grace of God by Andy Stanley is an excellent resource for those desiring to obtain a holistic perspective of God's grace as evinced throughout the biblical message. It would make an excellent companion to other timely books on this subject such as Philip Yancey's What's So Amazing About Grace. For those who need a fresh perspective on God's grace in their lives and how to reach others who are searching for God, Andy Stanley's latest effort is well worth the read. You will quickly discern it is written from the heart of a pastor who has a clear desire to reach the world with the timeless message of God's grace. I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com [...] book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 [...] "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

  13. 4 out of 5

    Michael Liebler

    This might be the best and most influential book I’ve ever read, besides the Bible of course! — If you've ever had a hard time connecting the seemingly wrathful God of the Old Testament with the loving One of the new, then this book would be great for you to read. — If you’ve ever asked questions like, “what does it take to get to heaven?, why does God allow evil in the world?, does God even care about me at all?” Then this book would be great for you to read. — If you’ve ever wrestled with guilt and This might be the best and most influential book I’ve ever read, besides the Bible of course! — If you've ever had a hard time connecting the seemingly wrathful God of the Old Testament with the loving One of the new, then this book would be great for you to read. — If you’ve ever asked questions like, “what does it take to get to heaven?, why does God allow evil in the world?, does God even care about me at all?” Then this book would be great for you to read. — If you’ve ever wrestled with guilt and shame from your past, or even your present circumstances, and wondered if God would ever want anything to do with you, then this book would be great for you to read. — In such an easy to understand, and simple way, the author takes you through the Bible and points out God's grace in ways you’ve never thought of. It is an extremely insightful book. I highly recommend it👍🏼!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Jeffrey Morgan

    God Has Given Me More Grace Than One Man Could Ever Hope For! If you're anything like me, you've sent most of your life chasing after everything but God... I'm 53 years old and I finally surrendered to Christ's Lordship the 1st of this year. It's not for not having asked Jesus to save me 28 years ago. It's because I did not decide to make Him my Lord until 28 years later. Talk about a world full of grace... God has shown me that in spite of all the destructive choices I made over the last 28 years God Has Given Me More Grace Than One Man Could Ever Hope For! If you're anything like me, you've sent most of your life chasing after everything but God... I'm 53 years old and I finally surrendered to Christ's Lordship the 1st of this year. It's not for not having asked Jesus to save me 28 years ago. It's because I did not decide to make Him my Lord until 28 years later. Talk about a world full of grace... God has shown me that in spite of all the destructive choices I made over the last 28 years of my life, He is going to use me as His example of what His Grace can do to rescue, save, redeem, and deliver a wayward soul! I am His prodigal and I have committed, with His help, to surrender every remaining breath for His glory!! Thank you, Brother Andy for writing this book about God's eternal Grace!! God bless you...

  15. 4 out of 5

    Beverly

    This is one of the best books on God's grace that I have ever read! I love that Stanley carefully, clearly reveals the wonderful truth that grace is expressed in the scriptures from the beginning, because God is the same yesterday, today and forever. There isn't a God of the Old Testament and a God of the New Testament. There is one God, who has been gracious from the time of creation. Each chapter tells its own story that reveals an aspect of the grace of God, but they also build upon one anoth This is one of the best books on God's grace that I have ever read! I love that Stanley carefully, clearly reveals the wonderful truth that grace is expressed in the scriptures from the beginning, because God is the same yesterday, today and forever. There isn't a God of the Old Testament and a God of the New Testament. There is one God, who has been gracious from the time of creation. Each chapter tells its own story that reveals an aspect of the grace of God, but they also build upon one another to reveal the depth and breadth of the grace of God. I will be recommending this book to anyone who is struggling to embrace God's grace.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Joe Oaster

    I started listening to Andy’s sermon’s because many great Christian leaders mention their high respect for him. I listen to his sermons every week as a podcast. this is the first book I read from Andy and really liked it a lot. He stayed focused on his topic which is still hard for many to understand. Grace basically is an area we all want but do not give as freely as we get. there is always a struggle with both religious and non religious on this topic but grace is a beautiful act once fully un I started listening to Andy’s sermon’s because many great Christian leaders mention their high respect for him. I listen to his sermons every week as a podcast. this is the first book I read from Andy and really liked it a lot. He stayed focused on his topic which is still hard for many to understand. Grace basically is an area we all want but do not give as freely as we get. there is always a struggle with both religious and non religious on this topic but grace is a beautiful act once fully understood. Nicely written by Andy

  17. 4 out of 5

    Lara

    Well, I read these in the wrong order. I started with Andy Stanley’s “Irresistible” at the recommendation of my sister. My husband and I both loved that book. I can see that this book is a sort of precursor to “Irresistible”. He sets the stage for his (for some reason, controversial) next book by explaining how the whole story of scripture is about the Grace of God. SUCH an important message for Christians to understand and share. If you loved Irresistible and have friends who are resisting it, Well, I read these in the wrong order. I started with Andy Stanley’s “Irresistible” at the recommendation of my sister. My husband and I both loved that book. I can see that this book is a sort of precursor to “Irresistible”. He sets the stage for his (for some reason, controversial) next book by explaining how the whole story of scripture is about the Grace of God. SUCH an important message for Christians to understand and share. If you loved Irresistible and have friends who are resisting it, give them this book instead. I’d give it 10 stars if I could!

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mary

    This book develops well what I have only begun in my chapter. Stanley is a compelling communicator who walks the reader through more of the story of how God reveals grace into lives. “You can do no more to deserve grace than you can plan your own surprise party.” Grace, says Stanley, is what we crave most when we are exposed; while it is the very thing we decline to extend when we are hit by the guilt of others. Grace is bigger than compassion or forgiveness and the context for both.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Amy

    This was one of the best books in laying out an understanding of God and the meaning of grace. Andy uses stories from the old and new testaments to show God's grace toward a people who don't earn or deserve it. The back history to Rahab saving the spies, to the encounter with the woman at the well, to the meaning of the prodigal son's brother - was very insightful. I have already been discussing the ideas from the book with others. This was one of the best books in laying out an understanding of God and the meaning of grace. Andy uses stories from the old and new testaments to show God's grace toward a people who don't earn or deserve it. The back history to Rahab saving the spies, to the encounter with the woman at the well, to the meaning of the prodigal son's brother - was very insightful. I have already been discussing the ideas from the book with others.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Neuschwander

    Excellent book! Andy Stanley walks through the Old and New Testaments, demonstrating that God has always extended grace to everyone, no matter who they are or what they've done. Christians and the Christian church should not adopt graceless religion or a set of rules that creates unnecessary barriers for unbelievers to come to God. Excellent book! Andy Stanley walks through the Old and New Testaments, demonstrating that God has always extended grace to everyone, no matter who they are or what they've done. Christians and the Christian church should not adopt graceless religion or a set of rules that creates unnecessary barriers for unbelievers to come to God.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Darrell

    This book was and is captivating in every way. More “Wow” moments than can be remembered. If this book will make you laugh and be amazed again and again. Grace upon grace and it’s only the beginning of what was the beginning of the church. As a pastor I am left with a single thought “how do I make sure we as a church don’t make to hard for people to come to God”

  22. 4 out of 5

    Travis & Stacey Jackson

    Pastor Andy takes you through the entire narrative of the Bible and reveals how God has always been a God of grace, even in the difficult passages during the time of kings or prophets. He highlights truths about grace through the narrative as centerpieces of the character of God making it easy to follow the main points. It is a very good place for new believers to begin.

  23. 4 out of 5

    PHILIP HART

    Thank you Thank you for helping me understand why I’ve been so confused about Christianity and God’s love. Grace was not what I was taught. Grace was the missing piece of the puzzle.

  24. 5 out of 5

    David

    This was a thoughtful and insightful read on what God's grace is, and what it is not. It is a nice balance of Old and New Testament scripture combined with personal testimony and examples of how we encounter grace in our walk through life as Christians. Good sense of humor, too! This was a thoughtful and insightful read on what God's grace is, and what it is not. It is a nice balance of Old and New Testament scripture combined with personal testimony and examples of how we encounter grace in our walk through life as Christians. Good sense of humor, too!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Katie Hamby

    Any book that adds to my view of God and helps me to connect closer to Him is a good book in my eyes. Andy manages to bring the Bible to life, making it seem like their issues are our own (they are!)

  26. 4 out of 5

    Istvan

    If you want to get to know God better this book is great!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Melissa

    What a wonderful walk, from front cover to back, through the Bible. It pointed out areas where God showed grace in places I didn't see. Overall a great read! What a wonderful walk, from front cover to back, through the Bible. It pointed out areas where God showed grace in places I didn't see. Overall a great read!

  28. 5 out of 5

    Ken Hutchings

    Excellent book I would recommend this book to everyone. Andy Stanley shows the simplified yet true look at what our relationship with God is all about. It is very refreshing.

  29. 4 out of 5

    clover hayes

    Everyone Needs Compassion Within the pages of this book you will begin to understand what grace is and Why everyone needs it. You will also want to extend grace to others.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    Andy Stanley delivers a profound, organized, intelligent journey through the concept of grace.

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