What's So Amazing about Grace? by Philip Yancey (1997, Hardcover)
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- SynopsisAuthor Philip Yancey combines his talents with Brenda Quinn's to produce a study guide for his Gold Medallion Award-winning and best-selling book, What's So Amazing About Grace'.,In 1987, an IRA bomb buried Gordon Wilson and his twenty-year-old daughter beneath five feet of rubble. Gordon alone survived. And forgave. He said of the bombers, "I have lost my daughter, but I bear no grudge ... I shall pray, tonight and every night, that God will forgive them." His words caught the media's ears--and out of one man's grief, the world got a glimpse of grace. Grace is the church's great distinctive. It's the one thing the world cannot duplicate, and the one thing it craves above all else--for only grace can bring hope and transformation to a jaded world. In What's So Amazing About Grace? award-winning author Philip Yancey explores grace at street level. If grace is God's love for the undeserving, he asks, then what does it look like in action? And if Christians are its sole dispensers, then how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy? Yancey sets grace in the midst of life's stark images, tests its mettle against horrific "ungrace." Can grace survive in the midst of such atrocities as the Nazi holocaust? Can it triumph over the brutality of the Ku Klux Klan? Should any grace at all be shown to the likes of Jeffrey Dahmer, who killed and cannibalized seventeen young men? Grace does not excuse sin, says Yancey, but it treasures the sinner. True grace is shocking, scandalous. It shakes our conventions with its insistence on getting close to sinners and touching them with mercy and hope. It forgives the unfaithful spouse, the racist, the child abuser. It loves today's AIDS-ridden addict as much as the tax collector of Jesus' day. In his most personal and provocative book ever, Yancey offers compelling, true portraits of grace's life-changing power. He searches for its presence in his own life and in the church. He asks, How can Christians contend graciously with moral issues that threaten all they hold dear? And he challenges us to become living answers to a world that desperately wants to know, What's So Amazing About Grace?
- AuthorPhilip Yancey
- Number Of Pages304 pages
- Publication Date1997-10-01
- Number of Volumes1 vol.
- Copyright Date1997
- Weight18 Oz
- Height1 In.
- Width6.2 In.
- Length9.2 In.
- Age Range18 - UP
- LC Classification NumberBT761.2.Y35 1997
- Dewey Decimal234
- Dewey Edition21
Table Of Content
- Table Of ContentContentsAcknowledgments1. The Last Best WordPart I: How Sweet the Sound2. Babette's Feast: A Story3. A World Without Grace4. Lovesick Father5. The New Math of GracePart II: Breaking the Cycle of Ungrace6. Unbroken Chain: A Story7. An Unnatural Act8. Why Forgive?9. Getting Even10. The Arsenal of GracePart III: Scent of Scandal11. A Home for Bastards: A Story12. No Oddballs Allowed13. Grace-Healed Eyes14. Loopholes15. Grace AvoidancePart IV: Grace Notes for a Deaf World16. Big Harold: A Story17. Mixed Aroma18. Serpent Wisdom19. Patches of Green20. Gravity and GraceSources
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- cmcclaudia2009Nov 30, 2010by
Looking at being a Christian - as an Adult, not child.
Well now, where to begin. . . .
Growing up in the '50's, in the Bronx. . . . ., Catholic grade school, Family to Church every Sunday, all girls Catholic High School until Senior year when WHAM! PUBLIC SCHOOL FOLLOWED BY A STATE COLLEGE. WELCOME TO A DIFFERENT REALITY!!
This book, What's so Amazing About Grace?, has helped me to hear another's take on Christianity and all that it imposed on a person (a kid) growing up. . . .and don't we hang on to and use the negatives to keep us AWAY from our faith!? "The nuns ruined it. The priest was too strict in confession. They were WRONG! I'm not into that anymore!"
Well, those were my ,though not really the theme of this book. However those thoughts are addressed by this look at Grace. What it means NOW to an adult. How the concept could change our world. How the Church seems not to attract the down and out (like Jesus did) but seems to repel people. . . . .by the RULES, the CRITICISMS, the NARROW OUTLOOK.
This book is about the opposite of all those. . .it's about Grace. About forgiveness. About Love. How the Church needs to expound those ideas and ideals. I found the book very thought provoking and very helpful to me in understanding some of where I came from. . .and more to The point, where I want to be headed.Read full review
- ellenmillerJan 01, 2010by
What's So Amazing About Grace?
You can never go wrong with a book by Phillip Yancey. He is a gifted writer and describes the Christian life how it is or how it should be - alive and well in the world. The world is in need of grace, from God and from all who are willing to dispense it to a hurting world. Wake up, Christians! We can all change for the better. Humbly accept the free gift of grace and pass it on. Yancey's book can help. We are all imperfect and in need of grace. Dump the 'holier than thou' stuff or if you're living in a world of ungrace and unforgivness, come on in and see what is truly amazing about grace. It's freedom. Yancey knows what he is talking about and he does it better than most.
- tristanscpsJul 10, 2012by
Very good book, well written and easy to read and understand. Hallelujah!
Awesome book with great insight. Highly recommend for those who the Lord has just turned to him or lifelong believers. Thank you for your book Mr. Yancey. Peace be unto you.
- gzusreinsOct 08, 2006by
This Grace stuff is AMAZING!
Anyone who wonders about the nature of God's forgiveness and undying love for the human race should read this book. Talk about helping you find freedom. Yancey explains grace in a way that will allow people to find the love and joy of their salvation. Should any unbeliever read this review, check this book out. All to often God is presented as a growly old codger who has anger issues or as a soft, effeminate presence. This book presents God as who He is, a loving Father who will go to the mat for His precious creation...us.
I don't know much about literary style, grammatical usage and other such educated stuff. I do, however, know when my heart has been lifted and the joy of the Lord has been imparted to me. This book definitely does this. Enjoy!
- sher981Dec 03, 2008by
What's So Amazing About Grace is ...Simply Amazing!
I was introduced to this wonderful book when my Sunday school class did an 8 week study on it. I absolutely love this book, that is the simplest way to put it. It has changed my life.
It has shown me how to become a better person and a more loving, graceful Christian. It is a book that everyone (Christian and Non Christian) should read!
Philip Yancey shows people in a loving way, out of the box that we normally, as Christinas, put people into. A must read.