By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me

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Are you truly by God's grace? Or have you grown accustomed to it? Yes, we sing of God's “Amazing Grace,“ but do you truly understand what you as a Christian have experienced in receiving the grace of God? Or do you take divine grace for granted?

In By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me, Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson laments that “we have lost the joy and energy that is experienced when grace seems truly 'amazing.'” In an effort to restore the wonder of divine grace, he ...

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Overview

Are you truly by God's grace? Or have you grown accustomed to it? Yes, we sing of God's “Amazing Grace,“ but do you truly understand what you as a Christian have experienced in receiving the grace of God? Or do you take divine grace for granted?

In By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me, Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson laments that “we have lost the joy and energy that is experienced when grace seems truly 'amazing.'” In an effort to restore the wonder of divine grace, he reflects on it from seven angels, each built around a stanza from a rich but little-known hymn, “O How the Grace of God Amazes Me,” written by Emmanuel T. Sibomana (ca.1915-1975),a pastor in the Africa nation of Burundi.

This book poses probing questions for today's believer: “If I am not amazed by God's grace, can I really be living in it? Can I really be tasting, and savoring, and delighting in it?” But those willing to delve into God's Word with Dr. Ferguson will come away with a deeper astonishment at the depth of Gods's grace.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567692020
  • Publisher: Reformation Trust Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/28/2010
  • Pages: 123
  • Sales rank: 976,755
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xi

Preface xiii

1 My Chains Fell Off 1

2 Unconditional Love 13

3 At God's Expense 31

4 A Great Exchange 47

5 Guaranteed Security 65

6 Delivered From Evil 83

7 True Freedom 101

Notes 119

Index Of Scripture 121

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  • Posted June 15, 2011

    Be amazed and astounded!

    When you hear or sing "Amazing Grace", is God's grace still amazing to you? If you've been a Christian for a long time, you might be able to relate more to the concept of "accustomed grace" instead of "amazing grace". Whether God's grace is amazing to you or not, Sinclair Ferguson's By Grace Alone will enhance your understanding of grace and restore your awe of Him.

    The author explains that the litmus test of the vitality of your spiritual growth is your ability to grasp the Gospel of Christ and His grace. Two signs that your faith is not healthy are 1) You are not happy by seeing the grace of God touch lives of the needy; 2) You feel no special need for forgiveness for yourself. The purpose of the book is to remind the reader how the grace of God astounds and amazes.

    Through the hymn "O How the Grace of God Amazes Me," by Emmuel T. Sibomana, the author expounds on the major themes to open up the meaning of grace. First we have to realize we are in chains. "What is it that you cannot master, but masters you?" Charles Wesley lived an outwardly moral life of goodness and service - his chains were not visible. For others of us, they are. When we realize our bondage, that any chains make us all equally prisoners, even in the many ways God shows this to us, there is only one single remedy - Jesus set us free by being lifted up on the cross, publicly shamed, cruelly suffered, died so that we could be released from sins and dominion.

    Satan is unable to destroy us, but He does seek to destroy our enjoyment of God and our understanding of grace. He throws his fiery darts of accusations, and they can be so sneaky that we may think the thoughts are our own, and thus condemning ourselves for even having such thoughts. Because of our ongoing sinfulness, we listen.

    We must keep our eyes on the cross and remember that if He was so prepared to bear judgment and suffer for our sin, that he will not withhold good things from us or keep Him from fulfilling His loving purpose for us.

    This thought-provoking yet easy-to-read book added a new dimension to my faith and has a permanent spot on my book shelf for re-reading. I highly recommend it. I received this book free from Reformation Trust in exchange for a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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