Andy Stanley’s newest book, The Grace of God, releases today from Thomas Nelson. Beginning with the creation account, Pastor Stanley explores grace in several different Bible stories. The book refreshes longtime believers with reminders of grace. And for new believers, it explains God’s entire story beautifully, focusing on the Author’s main objective: grace. Grace, Stanley shows, is written on every page of scripture.
From The Grace of God:
It is our misunderstanding of grace, as modeled and taught by Jesus, that leaves us feeling as if grace allows people to “get by” with things. But grace doesn’t dumb down sin to make it more palatable. Grace doesn’t have to. Grace acknowledges the full implication of sin and yet does not condemn.
Grace is the vehicle God uses on occasion to ensure we get precisely what we don’t deserve.
God’s response to the thirsty soul is grace.
The church should not make it difficult for people who are turning to God. (Acts 15:19)