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Defiant Grace: The Surprising Message and Mission of Jesus

4.58 of 5 stars 4.58  ·  rating details  ·  24 ratings  ·  6 reviews
When God-in-the-flesh showed up twenty centuries ago in Palestine, the religious PhDs rejected him and the prostitutes and social outcasts flocked to him. Why? Because the open welcome of divine grace that Jesus offered, open to anyone who would simply leave their moral resume at home, is not predictable. It is not safe. It is defiant. This book exists to exult in this goo ...more
Paperback, 139 pages
Published October 1st 2011 by EP BOOKS
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Jkanz
Jul 01, 2014 Jkanz rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Defiant Grace (2011) by Dane Ortlund is a short little book exploring the message of amazing grace through the four gospel accounts. In Matthew, he explored "disobedient obedience"; in Mark, "the king as a criminal"; in Luke, "outsiders as insiders"; and in John, "the Creator as creature." For those familiar with the gospel accounts, you are no doubt aware of some of the differences between them, but Ortlund gives us a fresh look at the differences with a specific focus on grace. In his conclusi ...more
Daniel Budd
Wow, what an incredible book! This is a wonderful introduction to the four Gospels, but more than that, it's a rich feast of gospel truth that will stir your affections to greater wonder and awe of Christ.

In the introduction, Dane says that his aim is to help us "cherish the gospel", and to "enjoy grace anew... the high-octane grace that takes our conscience by the scruff of the neck and breathes new life into us with a pardon so scandalous that we cannot help but be changed". His method? To wal
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Bauer Evans
Although I didn't finish this book, Duane is an exceptionally thoughtful 'gospel' writer. His chapters on Mark, and Matthew were insightful, helpful, and clear. I loved his thematic treatment of each gospel. I look forward to reading future writing from our brother in Christ.
Michaelpatrick Keena
Aug 11, 2012 Michaelpatrick Keena marked it as to-read
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There are never enough books out there regarding our Lord Jesus' earthly ministry. I have read such great reviews and hold much anticipation in reading this work on Jesus as seen through the Gospels.
Jeff Boettcher
I loved this book! A great exposition of God's grace through the Gospels. I read this during my devotional times and was regularly affected by seeing the amazing grace of God. A worthy read.
Matt Mason
Exegetically rich and devotionally beautiful study in the Gospels.
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