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Wild Grace: What Happens When Grace Happens

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Bestselling author Max Lucado explains that if teens let God's grace change them, shape them, and strengthen them, their lives will never be the same.

Today's teens are being shaped by the pressures and disappointments of the world. But Max Lucado encourages them to take a close look at what can shape their hearts and their futures from the inside out--God's grace.

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Paperback, 176 pages
Published September 10th 2012 by Thomas Nelson (first published September 1st 2012)
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Sep 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Bestselling author Max Lucado explains that if teens let God’s grace change them, shape them, and strengthen them, their lives will never be the same. The pressures and disappointments of the world are shaping today’s teens. However, Max Lucado encourages them to take a close look at what can shape their hearts and their futures from the inside out—God’s grace.

Lucado has done it again in this wonderfully written book for teens on the Grace of God. I love how he inserts true short stories in this
Henk-Jan van der Klis
Bestselling author Max Lucado recently produced a multimedia series on the concept of God's grace. Based on the original Grace book, James Lund did a fine adaption to relate to teenagers and explain to them what happens when grace happens in Wild Grace. One-liners as "See for yourself what you are - God's personal remodeling project", "Grace is power, not just pardon" and "Grace is precious because He is. Grace changes lives because He does." leads to the conclusion that the same work God did th ...more
Elizabeth Newton
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wild Grace was a very easy book to read, and gripping – I was turning the pages quickly and eagerly all throughout. Lucado has such an entertaining way of writing and uses unique ways of explaining and describing things, which cause me to look at things from a different angle and get new revelations. There are so many stories – true stories that he tells throughout. With these stories, I was sometimes thinking: ‘Why are you telling me this?’ or ‘What does this have to do with this chapter and wh ...more
Pam Herrmann
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a great book for teens (and adults!)
Grace can change you in powerful ways. Wonderful stories to inspire you to be all that God intended you to be.
A couple of my favorite qoutes:
"Most people keep a pot of anger on low boil."
"Grace creates a resolve to do good, not permission to do bad."
Nov 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2012
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book by Book Sneeze in exchange for an honest review.

There have been times in my life when I don't know how I managed to get through certain trials and remain intact. Surely by now I should be damaged and hopeless, should have given in to vices or changed who and what I put my faith into. I used to explain that it's like God has put a shield over me to protect me from harm; after reading Max Lucado's Wild Grace, I have realized it wasn't a shield per
Katie Leversuch
May 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
I received this book from Netgalley and even though it was written for young adults, I found it a helpful book. This is the third book I have read by Max Lucado and I find him easy to read, clear and accessible.

In this book, Lucado explores the theme of God's grace and how it can change the lives of everyone who receives it. Christian theology teaches that if you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord you will be saved. The theology goes deeper than that, saying tha
Amanda (Born Bookish)
This is the first time I’ve read the teen edition of one of Mr. Lucado’s books and I’m sad to say I didn’t enjoy it as much as his adult books. Don’t get me wrong, he is still an incredible author and pretty much the only non-fiction author I will read, but I was a little disappointed.

The layout of the book was extremely nice, with fancy chapter headings, pop out quotations and such: really gorgeous. The story was adapted for teens by James Lund, but I felt the adaptation was a little too “hip”
Deena Shoemaker
Sep 17, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: books-i-own
I was a little wary of this book due ONLY to the other reviews I had read on Max's original book, Grace. (Wild Grace is an adaption of that book, in case you were wondering). People didn't seem to like that book at all. So I was afraid.
Which is ridiculous, really. Because this is Max we're talking about here. Since when are his books anything less than 5 star quality?

This book is good. Lucado good.
I adored it. Not only that, I read it in three hours. I couldn't put it down.

It gives you small
Mar 16, 2013 rated it liked it
My daughter selected this book for herself. I've always been intrigued by the subject of grace, so I read it after her. I'd give it a four for teens and a three for adults. The author uses ample stories to illustrate the related concepts he's discussing (e.g. divine power, rebellion, mercy, confession), which are universally appealing. But the examples he uses are definitely aimed at teens (e.g. exams, parties, sports teams).

Early on the author asks: "Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by gr
Gail Welborn
Dec 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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James Lund’s adaptation of Max Lucado’s Wild Grace is about teens who allow the moving power of God’s grace to change and shape them. This much needed book offers hope and inspiration to youth, many of whom are stressed from what were once uncommon situations they now cope with everyday such as the statistics below.

“Suicide is the third leading cause of death among teens,” Dr. Phil:
“Approximately one-third of the United States homeless population is youth,” Raychelle
Angie Vallejo
Sep 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: for-kids-teens
"Wild Grace" is fantastic adaptation of Max Lucado's book "Grace" for teens by James Lund. It takes all the basic points and text from Max's book and accommodates it completely for a teen's reading and comprehension level without being too simplex. There are fascinating story examples in addition to question prompts throughout the book for a teen to journal their own story from previously discussed topics. The story examples and length of the book will make it enticing for a teenager to read, an ...more
Brenten Gilbert
Rating: 3.5

Wild Grace - as you might gather from the cover illustration (though you know how the saying goes) and the addition of the term “wild” - is geared for a younger audience. I think it is recommended for 13 years and up. It’s a repackaged, repurposed, and redesigned version of Grace for youth groups everywhere. The pages feature a layout designed for shorter attention spans - littered with inset quotes, sidetrack stories (that do tie in nicely with the main content), and inline discussio
Sep 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is a very similar book to Max's book "Grace" but is adapted for teens and young adults. I have read both "Grace" and "Wild Grace" and both are similar and different in ways too. To me, this book felt a little longer than "Grace" and to me probably had more information.

This book features some stories of some teens that found God's grace! There are also questions in the book with some space to write your answers. This a great book and a good size for anyone wanting to read to learn more abou
Alexa Sorensen
Mar 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christian-books
This is a wonderful book especially for teens, but could be for adults as well. It's fairly short, and very interesting to read. Max Lucado does a very good job of taking Bible verses, real-life stories, made-up metaphors, quotes, and words of great meaning, and stringing them all together to tell an amazing and life changing story about God's grace for us all, and what that means for us, did for us, does for us, and will do for us, as well as how to apply it all to our lives.
Eileen Carter

This book is eye opening. It helps you understand God's grace. How it may not be something easy for you to give, or understand but one that will make your life fuller once you do. So many stories that show you in everyday ways how grace in given.

Dave Anthold
Jan 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is geared towards teens, but is applicable for all ages. Max has collected amazing stories for people living their faith and having grace moments. Some were sad and tragic, but all were instructive for helping us understand grace.
Joe Clifford
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lucado knows how to bring relevant application to scripture.

Lucado does a great job of applying today's stories to scripture and tying it to his topic or title. Really provides different ways of interpreting known Bible verses and stories.
Garin College
Sep 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
A short but punchy look at grace. Full of real stories and questions to make you stop and think. A very powerful book.
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
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A great book aimed at young people but relevant to all, focusing the reader of God's love, mercy and grace.
Breanna Joy
Nov 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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“God dispenses his goodness not with an eyedropper but a fire hydrant. Your heart is a Dixie cup, and his grace is the Mediterranean Sea. You simply can’t contain it all. So let it bubble over. Spill out. Pour forth. And enjoy the flood.” 1 likes
“God saw your entire life from beginning to end, birth to hearse, and in spite of what he saw, he still dreams of having you by his side. Even with your faults and failures. Despite your muddles and missteps. He still stands near, arms open wide, ready to embrace you with a Father’s love.” 1 likes
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