In the Grip of Grace

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SAFE IN HIS ARMS

LIFE IS FULL OF FUMBLES AND STUMBLES. Fraught with opportunities to make mistakes, occasions to feel guilty, and the drive to "do it yourself." The pressure to be self-sufficient is high, but it isn't the life God offers.

The way of the world will direct you to try harder and work smarter so that you can take care of yourself and even make yourself successful. But the way of the cross will point toward the place where you stop ...

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In the Grip of Grace: Your Father Always Caught You. He Still Does.

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Overview

SAFE IN HIS ARMS

LIFE IS FULL OF FUMBLES AND STUMBLES. Fraught with opportunities to make mistakes, occasions to feel guilty, and the drive to "do it yourself." The pressure to be self-sufficient is high, but it isn't the life God offers.

The way of the world will direct you to try harder and work smarter so that you can take care of yourself and even make yourself successful. But the way of the cross will point toward the place where you stop striving...stop pushing...stop every self-initiated effort—so that you can fall into the boundless, liberating, refreshing grace of God!

Just imagine being love-driven instead of self-propelled. Imagine abandoning your life to Jesus instead of trying to save yourself. Can you imagine exchanging your fears for the peace that passes understanding? Being relaxed and free instead of stressed out and anxious? If you can imagine enjoying God instead of trying to repay him, then you can imagine grace.

So go ahead! jump off the cliff of self-sufficiency. Leap out of legalism. Walk off the pier of guilt and condemnation. That's the only way you'll land in the strong arms of the Father who loves you...the Father who catches you—everytime—in the grip of his grace.

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Popular writer and speaker Lucado here turns his interpretive powers on one of the most popular New Testament writings, the book of Romans, to probe the meaning of grace in Christian life. Using his own considerable storytelling powers, Lucado relates the biblical principles found in Romans to the stories of ordinary people like his father to fashion inspirational interpretations of the book of Romans for everyday life. Admitting that Romans is often difficult for Christians to read because of its focus on God's wrath and God's punishment of human sinfulness, Lucado translates and interprets the biblical texts to demonstrate that God's righteousness and justice are merely indicators of the mercy and lovingkindness inherent in God's grace. Through these readings, Lucado reminds readers of the eternal quality of God's mercy and the gentleness of his love. While Lucado's book is not a compendium of deep theological insights, his graceful style and his thorough exposition of biblical texts will grant rewards to interested readers. (Aug.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786290086
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 11/8/2006
  • Series: Thorndike Inspirational Ser.
  • Pages: 337
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Max Lucado
More than 120 million readers have found comfort in the writings ofMax Lucado. He ministers atthe Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, Texas, where he lives with his wife, Denalyn, and a sweet but misbehaving mutt, Andy.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 16, 2004

    Changed My Life

    This book has changed my life. Gods grace is abundant and is for everyone - all you have to do is realize it for yourself. He teaches you how to use Romans in your everyday life and to grow from it.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2004

    His messages delivered me!!!

    Max Lucado is truly a child of God if not an Angel, truly only a gift that beautiful could only come from God himself. Thank you Mr. Lucado for changing my life!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2002

    A storybook of God's grace

    This is one of the best books ever written on God's grace. Lucado's illustrations help to open the reader's eyes to God's love for His children. He helps the book of Romans to come alive. God has provided the way for sinners to be forgiven. It's not through law and back-breaking work. It's through mercy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2000

    This book is great!!

    This is the first Lucado book that I have read. But let me tell you that I am buying more now. Lucado puts real life applications to the Bilble and the grace that God gives us. I recommend this book too any one that needs that uplifting or just a good book to read.

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