We are using it in our Life Group and are in awe of how frequently a similar message is preached on Sunday. God is always faithful to confirm what He wants us to remember. Max Lucado writes the truth in ways we can test and be sure. The Scriptures in the back match up perfectly. Some of the challenge questions require getting deeper and really make us think!
Grace by Max Lucado is not written as a theology book. It is written as a book that should/could/would help a christian walk through their christian life. He strives to make the point of just how big God's grace really is and that grace can be unique to each individual believer because each of us is unique as is our walk with God.
The author uses a lot of story telling which I think makes his books so popular because people can relate. They can remember stories. I happen to like books like this where I can learn or re-learn things without the use of 2 dictionaries and a thesaurus.
Whether you have been walking with God for 9 minutes or 90 years, there is always something to learn about the Grace of God.
And as with all his other books, there is a built in study guide.
I would not hesitate to loan this book out to people.
This is the Patriarch of the Grace family. Subtitled "More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine," Lucado launches into his discussion of grace with both feet, using this book as the cornerstone for other endeavors. At almost 250 pages, the book defines terms and lays the groundwork for a deeper understanding of the grace of God and how it impacts our lives. And, for the sake of applicability, there's a study guide and discussion questions built (or published) right in to the book.
Using touching illustrations that draw upon the heart strings like a good Hallmark movie based on a Chicken Soup for the Soul entry, Lucado describes God's grace to the reader as a limitless, boundless pursuer of the prodigals, a designation we all share. Grace meets us where we are, sees us for what we can be, washes us clean (even our stinky feet), inspires genuine transformation within us, and ultimately secures our place in Heaven (should we choose to accept it). Grace (the book) is everything you expect of a Max Lucado book and will surely please fans of his previous works.