The Grace of God
It’s what we crave most when our guilt is
exposed. It’s the very thing we are hesitant to extend when we are confronted
with the guilt of others—especially when their guilt has robbed us of something
we consider valuable.
Therein is the struggle, the
struggle for grace. It’s this struggle that makes grace more story than
doctrine. It’s the struggle that reminds u
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This was an amazing read and well worth the time spent reading it. Andy Stanley did a masterful job on communicating the grace of God. By showing how man does not deserve God's grace, how God has extended his grace a plethora of times, and why grace is a great gift of God.
Mr. Stanley does not try to persuade the reader to his understanding of grace but tries to inform the reader of what the grace ...more
Andy writes like he talks -- ...more
Andy Stanley is a dynamic speaker. We have been enriched by his small group curriculums. I have read a couple of his books in the past. But I never considered him a talented author until this one.
Most people would consider Matthew's first chapter rather boring--the genealogy of Jesus with all the "begats." Andy, however, is able to deliver some terrific nuggets even there. The book contains numerous examples of his ...more
My favorite line: "Grace plus anything is anything but grace."
* Grace isn't reserved for good people. Grace underscores the goodness of God.
* Grace is never just enough. Grace is always far more than enough.
* Grace is inviting to the unrighteous and threatening to the self-righteous.
* Grace is slow to anger and quick to deliver.
* The Church is most appealing when the message of grace is most apparent.
I really liked this book and how it delved into some of the most famous stories of the Bible. Stanley presents them anew, embroidering and expanding on how the participants might have been feeling when they went through their trials and their triumphs. No matter how badly they failed at the task ...more
I newly received The Grace of God by Andy Stanley in the mail. The book is very insightful and uplifting. It speaks to you about how God created the Earth just for us. God knew it would be good for us, which He done out of grace.
Stanley walks us through the stories of Joseph, Moses, Jonah, all the way to the New Testament of where Jesus was on Earth. Stanley points out where grace seems to be hiding in all these books in the Bible.
Stanley mentions that through God ...more
All of the examples are well-known, but in only a way that he is capable, he breaks down the text and uses it to unveil the many attributes of God that define His grace.
Andy is a consummate storyteller. He is unequaled in his ability to ta ...more
"'I have not come to call those who think they are righteous, but those who know they are sinners.' If we could freeze that moment in time, we would be left with a startling and perhaps uncomfortable truth: grace is inviting to the unrighteous and threatening to the self-righteous." (140)
"The church is most appealing when the message of grace is most ...more
Andy Stanley in The Grace of God walks readers through the Old and New Testament to gather attributes of God’s grace. Stanley shows how God’s grace was established at creation and is a thread that runs throughout the entire Bible. God’s grace is a gift, freely given and not earned. God’s grace is unfair, given to those who did not earn it. Most importantly, Stanley shows that God’s grace is for you and me and in doing so shines light on God’s deepest desire to be ...more
By Andy Stanley
Grace is something we all strive for but none us ever deserves it and we are reluctant to share it with others. But what is grace, specifically God’s Grace?
Andy Stanley takes us on a journey through the Bible and time to show us that every act of God is part of His plan for Grace. His entire act of Creation was a gift of Grace. We did not have to have a separation between day and night or land and sea. God could have stopped with Adam but in His grace he did not l ...more
Starting at creation and continuing through the Great Commission, Stanley explores the grace that saturates Scripture with fresh insights and a new perspective on many familiar Biblical stories and characters. Stanley isn't trying to persuade the reader to his point of view or say "This is how it is; this is exactly what you should beli ...more