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Jay Bakker explores the radical, transformative, and inclusive message at the heart of Jesus's message: grace.
If anyone ever had a reason to leave the faith, Jay Bakker did. The son of mega-televangelists Jim Bakker and the late Tammy Faye Messner, Bakker was only 11 years old when his parents' PTL ministry was caught in a high-profile accounting fraud scandal, and his family was devastated by his father's affair and his parents' subsequent divorce.
A disillusioned Bakker turned to drugs and alcohol and left his childhood beliefs behind. But along the way, an interesting thing happened: Bakker came to understand, through all his pain, what God's grace was really all about.
FALL TO GRACE re-envisions the true nature of grace and what it means in everyday life. With disarming humility, poignant observations, and spot-on theology, Bakker challenges Christians to reassess their understanding of salvation and invites non-believers to see Jesus with fresh eyes.
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About the Author
Jay Bakker is the son of Jim Bakker and the late Tammy Faye Messner, who ran the PTL television ministry until it came crashing down in the late 1980s amid accusations of an accounting-fraud scandal. At its height, it boasted 13 million viewers and a Christian resort. Bakker began his own ministry, called Revolution, in 1994. It now has plants in New York, Charlotte, and Atlanta.
Table of Contents
Introduction: The Grace Revolution xiii
Chapter 1 Free-Fallin' 1
Chapter 2 The Rising 13
Part I Revolution of God
Chapter 3 Revolutionary Road 29
Chapter 4 Bad Apples 45
Chapter 5 I Fought the Law 53
Chapter 6 Abba 67
Part II Revolution of Self
Chapter 7 Good Sons and Prodigals 85
Chapter 8 Freaks and Greeks 91
Chapter 9 Saint Peter and RuPaul 99
Chapter 10 Risen 109
Part III Revolution of Society
Chapter 11 The Fruit 125
Chapter 12 Clint Eastwood Jesus 135
Chapter 13 Higher Law 151
Chapter 14 Grace Test and Taillights 159
Chapter 15 Exiles in the Kingdom 169
Chapter 16 Grace Land 183
Coauthor Note 191
Recommended Reading List 195