being stuck in the mud of life,spinning my wheels sort a speak,I was continually looking for more of Gods power to help me get unstuck,to do better in hopes that in the fulness
of time , He would reach down and touch me and I would be where I understood God wanted me to be.with power and grace.not so according to this book and I agree.all the Grace God has to give He's already given to me in Christ.I must quit spinning my religious wheels and to look to Jesus to give me all that I need according to my need and to fulfill his plan for my life.waiting upon His faithfulness as His disciple.
This book was recommended to me by a friend who reads very deeply and who reads about four/five books a week! He loaned me his copy, but I quickly realized I had to have my own! This book has revolutionized much of my thinking. I have purchased seven copies for family/friends for Christmas!
I have embraced the "thought" of unconditional love for many years but had not realized that saying I believed in this concept was one thing-living it another. This book was given to me at a time when we have had a horrendous act uncovered in our family, following desertion of a beloved daughter and children by her pastor husband! I have been forced to decide--bitterness, hatred, unforgiveness or the action of unconditional--ONE WAY--love. I thank the LORD for Tullian and his integrity and openness. I believe that my friend was inspired to give me this book--without any knowledge of our troubles--by our Father because He knew that I would need it desperately trying to survive on this battlefield at this time.
One Way Love by Tullivan Tchividjian is on a subject we sing about...and how Amazing it is, read about, and experience without always truly grasping the concept: GRACE. We live in a world of reciprocity and find it much easier to understand the concept of law---you do this, and that is your reward or consequence. But grace is unmerited favor that is undeserved. Using a variety of anecdotes from his own life, literature, celebrities, and familiar people from the Bible, Tchividjian gives us examples to bring home his point in a manner that makes it more easily understandable. You know how we exhaust ourselves trying to please God (and others) to prove we are worthy. There are also those who defiantly break the rules, and are surprised when shown grace anyway. Tchividjian reminds us that God's grace is here for us to accept. When we try, and when we fail to live up to our own expectations of what we should do, God's love for us does not increase nor does it diminish. God's grace truly is sufficient. This is a really good book and I do recommend it.