In short, this book changed my life. I was a relatively new pastor when I first read this book and I couldn't finish it. I spent so much time praying, weeping, and struggling with the challenges Yancey was presenting. After reading it, I vowed to God that our church would be a church where grace was proclaimed - where the most sinful elements of our world would find welcome as Jesus welcomed such people - to give to others the grace we all desire from God. I learned how much I hated grace and had to confess it. God has worked a miracle in my life thanks to His servant here.
Yancey writes about what I have thought for so long. This has helped me to clarify and solidify my previously held beliefs. His writing helps me to see things clearly, without the lenses and filters that the church, and society has for so long imposed on us.
I had seen this book for a numbe of years. One night I felt drawn to it. I read it and was quite surprised. Mr. Yancey writes well and entertaining. He does not avoid difficult questions but answers them head-on. I whole-heartedly recommend this book.
A great book that I highly recommend to anyone. Philip Yancey does a great job at conveying God's grace and how we can show it in our lives.At this price, what's not to like?Buy this book and be forever changed!
Before purchasing a book, I prefer to skim the pages, the index, the first few pages to a feel for the book. If the first few pages of the book are indicative of the whole, this book will cut through our idealogical perceptions and limitations that have held back the church in chains of wrong thinking. What truly amazing and wonderful is God's Grace. Recommend it 150% to churches and people who want to make a difference in the world, one person at a time.