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  1. bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    it is all grace, from start to finish
    September 8, 2012
    bookwomanjoan
    Oak Harbor, WA
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    Max Lucado has a way with words. "God answers the mess of life with one word: grace." "Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off."

    But do we really understand grace?

    For each of us, grace begins with God stooping to rescue us. Then He saves, raises and seats us in the heavenlies. Earthly condemnation is gone.

    To understand grace, we must understand who we are. Rebels. We deserve to die but we receive grace instead.

    We rest in grace, resisting the thought that we can help Jesus along the way. We show grace to others. We confess our sin, knowing God's grace is bigger. We recognize the "thorn in the flesh" as God's grace to us.

    God is generous to us. We have been adopted rather than rejected. We are heaven bound — guaranteed.

    This book is classic Lucado. He skillfully retells Bible stories revealing God's grace in action. He adds a wealth of other stories too.

    There is an extensive Reader's Guide — about the last quarter of the book. Each of the twelve studies opens with a Bible reading, then has a quote from the book. Additional Scriptures are provided for deeper study. Next come questions and a prayer, then an exploration section with thoughts to ponder and action to take.

    Lucado reminds us how important grace is to us, and how important it is for us to show grace to others. "You are a billboard of God's mercy to those within your circle of influence." Will this describe your life? "Grace happens here."

    I received a complimentary egalley of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review.
  2. villasyl
    San Antonio
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Another book on grace?
    September 4, 2012
    villasyl
    San Antonio
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    In a Christianity Today 8/27/12 online interview Lucado was asked: Why another book on grace when there are many good ones already out there?

    "The apostle Paul never seemed to exhaust the topic of grace–what makes us think we can? He just kept coming at it and coming at it from another angle. That's the thing about grace. It's like springtime. You can't put it in a single sentence definition, and you can't exhaust it. No other philosophy or religion has anything quite like this idea that God takes the initiative and comes after us–not just to save us, but also to sustain us."

    If we are supposed to be captivated by this idea of grace, Lucado has done a great job in conveying Grace to his audience. A great job in this book of weaving illustrations and biblical events. It is amazing that in walking with Christ, that we still may not understand his love for us. Max breaks it down to our basic human understanding, How GREAT the LOVE and GRACE of God is.

    You'll find hope in the fact that God's grace extends to you an adoption invitation. Lucado states that God offers us salvation even while we are still sinners (Romans 5:8). Lucado warms our hearts as he reminds us that we are adopted. I encourage you to Read, enjoy, and realize that grace is a gift from God and cannot be earned! It will lift your heart and make you smile. I found myself renewed and remembering God's great goodness and love.

    As always, Max Lucado has written an easily read book that gets to the point of how much Christ loves us. Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off.

    I received this eBook from Thomas Nelson as part of their Booksneeze Blogger program.
  3. Janet
    Belton, TX
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Lucado's Most Powerful Message Yet
    September 4, 2012
    Janet
    Belton, TX
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    "Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine" is Max Lucado's most powerful book yet. When I've read his other books, I've paced myself–about a chapter a day to savor and think slowly through. I enjoy reading his books that way and will probably go back and do that with this one, too. But I was so drawn into this one that I just kept reading, all the way through.

    Lucado covers all aspects of grace. He writes of God's gracious nature, His mercy, His desire to forgive, and His compassionate, Fatherly love. He writes of our sin and makes it clear that we need grace. He speaks the truth in love, but he does not soften the necessary blow. He writes of saving grace and sustaining grace, of receiving grace and giving grace. His message throughout is clear and true. He presents the Gospel, teaches how to live the Christian life, and tells us of our future hope.

    Each chapter has both Bible story and life application woven into it. Lucado shares his personal experiences and those of others whose actions, needs, and testimonies help us better understand. He opens each chapter with a page of three or four Scripture verses or relevant quotes, chosen to introduce that chapter's point. The book closes with a reader's guide written by Kate Etue.

    No one weaves words together to communicate clearly and concisely like Lucado does. My heart was touched by the message in this book which so simply reflects the Message of my favorite Book.

    I thank Thomas Nelson Publishers for sending a complimentary copy for this honest review. I particularly recommend it to anyone who has ever believed their life is messed up beyond God's grace. This message will help open your eyes to the glorious Truth.
  4. SonLight
    Angola, IN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Never disappointed with Max Lucado
    August 29, 2012
    SonLight
    Angola, IN
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Max has such a way of presenting God's Word in an understanding way. A way that is easily applied to my life.
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