Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine
We talk as
though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace
note. We describe an actress as gracious,
a dancer as graceful. We use the word
for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and premeal prayers. We talk as though we
know what grace means.
But do we
really understand it? Have we settled for wim ...more
"Grace" is well-written, theologically impeccable, and a quick read. My two star rating comes down to the fact that... Well, it was easy to pick up and put down and overall a very nice book. Of all the topics in Christendom, whe ...more
Grace was a wonderful reminder of one of the most amazing things God gave us, yet we so often forget. Since I was raised in a Christian home, it is easy for me to forget how truly amazing God’s lavish grace is. With stories and poignant words, Max Lucado remin ...more
I think Max has really developed his writing skills to both teach us and uplift us. I had read a few of his study books about 8 years god and though I liked them they were just on in the caliber as Grace is.
I learned so much from this book as well as discover that some of the things I learned on my own are also taught in this book. Grace is the kind of book everyone intere...more
Do we really understand it?
Have we settled for wimpy grace?
Do you believe in grace?
Have you been changed by grace?
Are you softened by grace?
Has grace snatched you by your neck and shaken you to your senses?
Max Lucado makes his case answering these and many other questions assisting the reader in understanding grace. Each chapter of the book begins with an illustration from the Bible and follows with a real-life illustration from Lucado's experience. ...more
I particularly enjoyed the personal stories from the author, and other peoples stories he mentioned throughout. These were challenging but also encouraging. What I really didn't enjoy was the narrator's delivery. He came across as someone who was just doing hi ...more
Narrator thoughts - I like Wayne Shepherd. I've heard several books read by him before and I have enjoyed each one. His deep clear voice helps set the mood for the message of the book. It was a perfect match.
Book Thoughts - I have always loved Max Lucado. His unique writing style and ability to touch the heart of the listener combine to make this a truly beautiful work. Through story and scrip ...more
Max gives us the privilege in Grace. More than we deserve, Greater than we imagine, to look at God revealed to us in Christ Jesus, but goes even further and challenges us to jump in the arms of God’s grace, a grace that changes us, transforms us, shapes us and strengthens our lives. It m ...more
What greater joy could there be than to see God alive in my children? May you laugh a lot and learn a lot and love this things called life.
His dream isn’t just to get you in heaven but to get heaven into you.
Satan is the accuser, deceiving the whole world – Rev 12:9-10
Therefore there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit that gives life has set us free from the law of sin and death.
He was in all points tempted as we are, yet without si ...more
We live in a culture, even in the church, that's all about doing and earning. It's how we measure self-worth, acceptability, and even our identity. In "Grace", Lucado reminds us that we can't earn grace by being bad, we can't be too bad for gr ...more
The plane story is one I've shared with others a couple of times already and will likely stay with me for years to come ...more
When I first gave my life back to God, I heard about Grace. How God himself forgives you of everything. I had a hard time understanding this concept. I kept feeling as I needed to be punished for my past transgressions.
In “Grace” Lucado explains how this concept covers everything. How God’s grace and mercyaregreater than we could ever imagine. He also explained that when we keep punishing ourselves for what we think is a sin that in itself is a sin because we are thinking that our judg ...more
From the very first chapter Max lays the foundation of how Go ...more
This is the Patriarch of the Grace family. Subtitled “More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine,” Lucado launches into his discussion of grace with both feet, using this book as the cornerstone for other endeavors. At almost 250 pages, the book defines terms and lays the groundwork for a deeper understanding of the grace of God and how it impacts our lives. And, for the sake of applicability, there’s a study guide and discussion questions built (or published) right in to the book. ...more
Max, as usual, brings out a different shade of light to shine on the story. One of GRACE … “Not just mercy, mind you, but grace. Grace goes beyond mercy. Mercy gave Ruth some food. Grace gave her a husband and a home.” (pg 72) ”Mercy pardons us. Grac ...more