Thursday, September 15, 2011
The Grace of God by Andy Stanley
This book by Andy Stanley is an easy to read non-technical treatise of one of God's attributes.
Grace has been defined by theologians as God's dealing with a person according to his need. Stanley would agree with that and add that there is nothing that must be done to merit it.In this book he traces grace from creation through the early church.
In 217 pages with notes he uses a comfortable reading style taking small stories in Scripture to illustrate how generous God is with his grace. He points ouit it was God's attribute of grace that allowed Adam and Eve to live after the disobedience. He shows how unearned it is by showing time and again the people God gave grace to even when their actions were not worthy.
And that is the point.
Booksneeze has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book.