Posted on Saturday, November 17, 2012
in Reviews, Spiritual, Values
I follow Max Lucado on Twitter.
When I read tweets like these I began to be excited to read his most recent book Grace.
“To discover grace is to discover God’s utter devotion to you, his stubborn resolve to give you a cleansing, healing love”
“Your identity is not in possessions, talents or accomplishments. Nor are you defined by divorce, debt or dumb choices.”
“Mercy pardons us. Grace empowers us.”
I love what I read in the tweets.
I assumed that they were quotes.
I assumed wrong.
Despite that, I love the book.
I love the God who Lucado compels us to trust and follow.
“Let him do his work. Let grace trump your arrest record, critics, and guilty conscience. See yourself for what you are—God’s personal remodeling project. Not a world to yourself but a work in his hands. No longer defined by failures but refined by them. Trusting less in what you do and more in what Christ did. Graceless less, grace shaped more. Convinced down deep in the substrata of your soul that God is just warming up in this overture called life, that hope has its reasons and death has its due date.
Grace. Let it, let him, so seep into the crusty cracks of your life that everything softens. Then let it, let him, bubble to the surface, like a spring in the Sahara, in words of kindness and deeds of generosity. God will change you, my friend. You are a trophy of his kindness, a partaker of his mission. Not perfect by any means but closer to perfection than you’ve ever been. Steadily stronger, gradually better, certainly closer.
This happens when grace happens. May it happen to you.“
If that sounds as appealing to you as it does me, you’ll enjoy Max Lucado’s book Grace too.
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