What's So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey

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Read What's So Amazing About Grace? Online Free - 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?



Title : What's So Amazing About Grace?
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ISBN : 0310245656
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 304 pages


Reviews


Edward rated it ★★★★★

September 19, 2017

STILL one of the best books I've ever read, of ANY genre -- also one of the few I've read as many as FIVE times (so far), most recently aloud with my wife, who has long struggled with clinical depression and was deeply encouraged by this work. I've been a Christian for some forty years and have fo...


Jonathan rated it ★★★★☆

December 22, 2007

Few books reveal the core of what the grace of the gospel of Jesus Christ is in its frightening, glorious, unparalled nature. Yancey comes very close to doing so in using an array of diverse, complex, beautiful, and amazing stories to illustrate the true grace of the gospel. These stories aren't...


Marie rated it ★★★★☆

February 14, 2008

Yancey is thorough in his examples of grace. He uses his own life experiences, everything from being part of a racist church as a child to interviewing President Clinton to dissect grace. Yancey is clear, grace is the true message of Jesus and today's Christians as a whole are not doing a great j...


Fatemeh rated it ★★★☆☆

August 07, 2016

وقتی شروع به خوندن این کتاب کردم تصوری از محتواش نداشتم. واسه همین وقتی با محتوای پیرامون دین مسیحیت مواجه شدم یکم جا خوردم. ولی هرچی بیشتر پیش رفتم به شباهت های همه ی ادیان الهی، و شباهت های رسولان این ادیان بیشتر پی بردم. نویسنده تو این کتاب بسیار تاکید کرده که فیض مختص پیروان مسیح هست، در صورت...


Chris rated it ★★★★☆

December 30, 2015

This book contains a good exploration of the concept of grace, not from a heavy theological perspective but a simpler, practical one, by presenting many modern examples of grace in action along side Biblical references. Some of these were very compelling to me and some fell kind of flat for me, j...


Lynai rated it ★★★★★

January 02, 2015

Amazing. Grace is amazing. More thoughts soon. ***UPDATE*** Also posted in It's A Wonderful Bookworld. Except for work-related readings, I rarely read non-fiction books, and if I indeed find myself reading one, it would always be Christian literature. The first time I encountered Philip Yancey was t...


Jim rated it ★★★★★

June 03, 2011

As Yancy usually does, he tackles the hard issues, especially "ungrace" among Christians. He quotes a prostitute about church, "Church! Why would I ever go there? I was already feeling terrible about myself. They'd just make me feel worse." The first section is a beautiful exposition of grace. Ya...


Dani rated it ★★★★★

February 08, 2012

This book has honestly changed my perspective on Christianity, religion, politics and my own relationship with Jesus. All too often Christians are viewed as being critical, judgmental, unforgiving, harsh, condemning and downright mean. Yet everything in Jesus' life showcased grace. If I am suppos...


Josh rated it ★★★★☆

March 22, 2008

I got the "visual" edition of this book from Stephie right after I became a Christian in South Africa. (Later I read the full edition) So I got to dwell by myself in Africa with a Bible, this book, and an RC Sproul book. The visual pages of What's So Amazing About Grace unfolded as amazing news! Is...


Perri rated it ★★★★☆

June 06, 2017

An easy to read book about one of my favorite words in the English language. It only took so long to read because I hid my Kindle from the GKid then forgot where. But it's the kind of book you can pick up anytime and jump back in. Yancey is a natural story teller and I felt encouraged and enlight...





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