I would consider this a great tool for any and all bible study groups. There are many very valuable points made for all of lifes tenets and these based on scripture. The references are very clear and distinct and easy to read and comprehend.
Do you ever find yourself wondering how or where or even why GRACE fits into the everyday grind of humanity? This book is for you. Author David Jeremiah so simply and beautifully leaves the reader with a very clear, very biblical view of the plan of grace, the power of grace, the provision of grace, the promise of grace and yes, even the 7 wonders of grace. He leaves no stone unturned considering grace for the past the present and the future. And finally, he parallels the stories of two incredible lives....John Newton, an 18th century slave trader with the Apostle Paul and his Damascus Road experience. Maybe you'll never write the worlds most beloved hymn, and maybe you'll never be an apostle, but, because no one is beyond the reach of a loving God, you too, can be CAPTURED BY GRACE.
I've learned and read much about grace in these past ten years, but I was pleasantly surprised by all of the new insights that I gained while reading Dr. David Jeremiah's Captured by Grace.
Dr. Jeremiah, using the lyrics of the hymn "Amazing Grace" as his framework, explores the biblical teachings of grace and their implications in our heart, soul, and daily lives. What delighted me was they way that he did this using the life stories of the hymn's author, John Newton, and the Apostle Paul, the author of most of the New Testament's teachings on grace.
Learning the history of the familiar hymn and seeing grace lived out in the lives of these two men of faith allowed the teachings have more of an impact on my heart and spirit.
Captured by Grace is an easy, refreshing read that managed to encourage and convict.
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I just finished reading Captured by Grace: No One is Beyond the Reach of a Loving God by Dr. David Jeremiah and I believe this book was absolutely fantastic. It is just what I needed at this time in my life. I'm a fairly new Christian, I still have few questions, and there many things I just don't understand. I find it difficult to put all my faith in someone I've never known. This book changed that, I say it changed me completely, but it has opened a new door, and it has changed my outlook on life.
Dr. Jeremiah uses the song 'Amazing Grace' to help really understand the grace of God and what is and what it can do. The book is broken into three sections; Grace in the past, present, and future which I think was great. It really gave me a well-rounded idea of what Grace really is. Dr.Jeremiah also takes you through the journey of Paul and John Newton's life and how they came to be captured by grace and how they brought grace to others.
Through this book I have learned what grace really is. It means that I am forgiven no matter how great my sins are, it means that I am loved and am precious to God just as everyone else it.
I've never really believe in God, or Grace or anything growing up. I resented it. I recently I've began to accept it and learn about it, this book really was the final push to really believing it all and putting my faith in Him.
As a new believer this book was quite insightful and powerful. I'm not sure if it will have the same affect on someone who has been a Christian for years, but I do think it would refresh their memory of what Grace is, I do believe it would change your perspective on it all.
I definitely recommend this book to all Christians, whether they are new believers or old-time believers. Every non-believer should read it as well, just so they can understand what Grace and Gad is all about.
I'm really happy I received this book to review. I'm lending to a friend to read then reading it all over again.