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If you have ever felt the need to bite your tongue or grit your teeth, Grin with Grace is for you. In this 12-chapter, 7-session study you will discover that God's grace can flow through you to others. He is the source of grace; you are the vessel. As you explore ways to smile in the face of adversity and challenges, you will become an instrument through which God transforms both you and those around you. Each chapter contains five sections: "Grin with Grace," "Grow with Grace," "Go with Grace," "Give with Grace," and "Your Grin-with-Grace Challenge."
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: AMG Publishers
Publication Date: 2015
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Each chapter features five sections:
• Grin with Grace contains real-life stories and observations. Youll laugh at the humorous confessions and wacky insights, and relate to Kathys transparent honesty. Be inspired to see grace in your everyday life.
• Grow with Grace features a grace word study. Kathy examines Bible verses and personalizes the meaning to your situation. Workbook prompts allows you to write down your thoughts as you read along.
• Go with Grace offers life application. Pick one action step and make it work for you, or pick all of thembut do something to live out your grace-walk.
• Give with Grace advances life application further, equipping you to become an instrument of Gods grace to others. Youll be inspired to take what youve learned and give it away to others. This is when faith becomes ministrywhen your focus expands to see the needs of others.
• Your Grin with Grace Challenge describes a grace-challenging scenario to give you an opportunity to exercise your newfound grace. It allows for speculation and judgment calls, to prepare you for the what-ifs that happen in life.
Shes affiliated with several Christian writer and speaker organizations and serves as a consultant in the industry. Kathys tagline describes her best: Light & Lively: His Reflection/Her Laughter. Learn more at: www.kathycartonwillis.com.
apple blossomGrand Forks, NDAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Learn to Grin with Grace in all thingsAugust 14, 2015apple blossomGrand Forks, NDAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Grin with Grace was designed with you the reader in mind. It was written to help equip an individual for real life experiences in giving away grace. Use it as a personal daily Bible study and you'll have fun seeing how far God's grace will go. There is also a 7 week group Bible study in the back of the book that can be used in a group setting; however, each chapter could be used as a weekly study and it would turn into a 12 week Bible study. There is so much to learn about God's amazing grace. Kathy writes using her own life experiences. She writes with transparency, knowledge and humor. Her stories are ones we can relate to as well as apply it in your every day life.
debhgrtyPlymouth MAAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Debs Dozen: Tough times? Grin! Insecure? Grin! Happy? Grin! In everythingGrin with Grace!August 10, 2015debhgrtyPlymouth MAAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Debs Dozen: Tough times? Grin! Insecure? Grin! Happy? Grin! In everythingGrin with Grace!
Grin with Grace by Kathy Carlton Willis is a wonderful Bible study on the action of Gods grace in our lives. Kathy has done a word search on the word grace. She presents us the Scripture verses along with the appropriate context and questions for us to answer that are thought-provoking and insightful.
Kathy has divided each chapter in the book into five sections: real-life stories and observations; a grace word study; life application; expanded life applications to help us be instruments of grace to others; and a Grace Challengea common situation that may arise in our lives and the challenge to think about how we would handle that situation with grace.
I appreciated the stories and observations. Kathy is very transparent and shares her feelings and thoughts openly. I could really relate to most of what she said. The stories brought grins to my face and brought to mind many memoriessome good, some bad.
The grace word study was well-focused and the questions following each applicable Scripture verse were thought provoking. I loved that Kathy always kept the context of the verse in mindone of my pet peeves is when people quote Scripture verses without any thought to the situations surrounding the verse. Kathy clearly appreciates that we must look at the whole counsel of God.
The life applications are relevant and, of course, the carrying out of the application would be different for each person doing the study. One in particular that I appreciated was her explication of six concepts that team up with grace and her urging us to determine how to grow these virtues in our lives: mercy, peace, comfort, love, hope, and truth.
The expanded applications are stories of people who really have integrated that aspect of grace into their lives and have demonstrated that grace in the life of others.
The Grin with Grace Challenge was an interesting finish to each chapter. Perhaps the most thought-provoking of all, they hit very close to home. Again, real-life situations with which we all can identify. The one that hit closest to home for me was, theres nothing you want more than to earn the praise of your mother. You have something wonderful to share with her, but instead of commending you for the accomplishment, she finds a way to respond with criticism or comparison. Do you bring up your frustrations with her or alter your expectations so you have more peace in your life? I thank God daily that Mom and I worked through that during her last years when she lived with us. I know without a doubt that she was proud of meshe told me so frequently during those times. But in my early years, I really had to bite my tongue to not respond to the comparisons and criticism.
All in all, this is a wonderful Bible study. I have suggested to the wife of our pastor that she consider using Grin with Grace for the fall womens Bible study at our church. But even if she doesnt, I will be working through Grin with Grace myself over the next months. Im positive that you will also love this book. Five stars!
To quote her bio from the back of the book, Kathy Carlton Willis writes and speaks with a balance of funny and faithwhimsy and wisdom. Not many funny girls also have Bible degrees! Kathys a pastors wife, which gives her plenty of opportunities to grin with grace. She shines the light on issues that hold women back and inspires their own lightbulb moments. Almost a thousand of Kathys articles have been published in books, magazines, newspapers, and online publications. Shes affiliated with several Christian writer and speaker organizations and serves as a consultant in the industry. Kathy is someone youll want to know better: check out her website, www.kathycarltonwillis.com.
Rhonda Odom5 Stars Out Of 5Grin with GraceJune 25, 2015Rhonda OdomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book brings a refreshing reminder of how we can, with God's grace, choose the lighter side of life in a dark world. Grin with Grace would be a great Bible study for every church that wants to change the world around them as they demonstrate God's amazing grace.
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