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The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning
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Dec 12, 2010

really liked it
Read in August, 2010

I really liked this book. The author tends to ramble and isn't always as focused as you'd like, but he really hits home the fundamental fact that grace is what Christianity is all about and nothing we do or don't do affects our standing in God's eyes. Also, that operating outside of God's grace just leads to burn out and ineffectiveness. He's a proponent of not doing just to do. He says that Christians need to daily accept and live in God's grace and give that grace to others. If we're not embracing that, then we've missed the whole point of Christ. He uses a lot of anecdotes based on real life people and experiences to get his points across, which I liked. It helped to alleviate some of my guilt for awhile, but then I started to feel guilty about that too. Ahh ... Christians and guilt complexes...

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