Why do we sometimes try to justify the bad choices we make with our own free will? Here Moore challenges believers to recognize such situations and the sin that often creates them---half-heartedness, spiritual arrogance, deception, over-reaction, hostility, presumptuousness---and encourages us to seek forgiveness. This 20th anniversary edition features a new introduction and a discussion guide. 125 pages, softcover from Abingdon.
Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of this beloved, never out of print, James Moore book with this special edition that includes a new introduction by the author.
Why do we try to justify anything and everything we want to do? We use words, scapegoats, blaming other people, circumstances, past events, even evil spirits (the devil made me do it!) to attempt to excuse bad choices we make with our own free will.
Moore challenges readers to recognize such situations and to grow beyond them. He addresses such sin as half-heartedness, spiritual arrogance, deception, overreaction, hostility, presumptuousness, losing spiritual balance, and more.
He reminds us what our faith tells us about excuses, which is God . . .
is more interested in forgiving us than in hearing our excuses.
wants penitence not excuses from us.
In his warm, embracing style, James Moore encourages us to seek forgiveness. After all, we are justified by the grace of a loving, caring, forgiving, God and not our eloquent excuses.
Perfect as a 12 session small group study using the Leader Guide in back.
James W. Moore is a best-selling author of more than 40 books and an acclaimed pastor and ordained elder in The United Methodist Church. He has led congregations in Jackson, Tennessee; Shreveport, Louisiana; and Houston, Texas. In 2006, after 50 years of active ministry, he retired from full-time ministry and moved to the Dallas area, where he currently serves as Minister-in-Residence at Highland Park United Methodist Church. He and his wife, June, live at Heritage Ranch in Fairview, Texas.