I’ll be honest. I really didn’t want to read this book. First of all, I have a quirky aversion to people with, what sounds like, two first names. And then there’s the fact that I’m partial to Lucado, Swindoll, Yancey and Barclay when it comes to the topic of grace. But in spite of these reasons, I agreed to review the book for Thomas Nelson simply because I can’t turn down a free book.
End result–1) I can get used to two first names; 2) I can appreciate new authors; 3) I can admit when I’m wrong.
In this book, Stanley courageously exposes the thunderous, jealous, scary God of the Old Testament to reveal the same forgiving Father of the New Testament. He dares the reader, like he did his wife years ago, to really get to know God and unravel him through the graphic prose of the Old Testament writers and discover the timeless, forever attributes of God that transcend culture, time and perceptions.
The book was so good that I could not let it sit on my shelf. I read it and passed it on to my father. Get a copy today, discover the God of Grace and share Him with someone else.
4 thoughts on “Grace of God, by Andy Stanley”
sweet! found your link through TN’s twitter. great review, sounds like an awesome book.
Thanks, Haley. I just checked out your blog. It’s great. Very impressive that you do all that while still in school!
Hey! I laughed when I read about your aversion to people with 2 first names…I’m the same way. If you haven’t found the book’s page on facebook already (yes…the book has a page) you should check it out: http://on.fb.me/aTXcn6
Thanks, Alice. Checked out the book’s FB page. I’ll link it to my page on FB that focuses on spiritual growth–http://www.facebook.com/jesussteps It’s one I’ve been neglecting lately. I need to get back into the swing of keeping on top of things.