What's So Amazing About Grace?
- List Price: $17.99
- Binding: Audio Cassette
- Publisher: Zondervan
- Publish date: 09/01/1997
Grace is the one great distinctive Christians have to offer world -- for only Christianity dares to make love Yet how many Christians can describe what grace means? What do mean when we talk about grace -- that amazing gift of God that the "engine that powers Christian love and pushes evil away with forgiveness"?
Philip Yancey explores the meaning of the word "grace" with personal examples, historical and literary stories, poignant anecdotes, and in-depth biblical insight. He talks about what grace is -- and isn't. He shows how Jesus illustrated grace in his earthly ministry and how we can identify with God's heart of grace when we practice forgiveness and reach out to each other in love.
Yancey, with the same inquiring spirit and reasonable style that made The Jesus I Never Knew a best-seller, take a respected but dormant Christian teaching and turns it on its head for readers want more than a religious status quo. He offers a disturbing hope-filled look at the "scandal" of grace and how life-transforming power can be unleashed in a dog-eat-dog, every-man-for-himself world.
Yancey confronts head-on such issues as the temptations of legalism, the accusation of "cheap grace", and the role of a Christian in society. He says, "The down-and-out who flocked Jesus when he lived on earth no longer feel welcome among the followers. What has happened to grace, the heart of the Gospel?" meaning of the word "grace" with personal examples, Where, Yancey asks, can grace be found in a church that often more like the moral police than a forgiving, caring community?