From Good to Grace: Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel

From Good to Grace: Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel

by Christine Hoover


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Many women feel as if they do not do enough and are not enough. They're always trying hard to be good: a good friend, mom, wife, Christian, employee, or ministry leader, hoping for that "atta-girl" from God. With compelling illustrations from her own life, Christine Hoover leads readers to the understanding that they're living by a lesser gospel, the gospel of goodness, one without Christ's grace. Relying on Scripture, they can start asking, "What does God want for me?" before asking, "What does God want from me?" Women will breathe a sigh of relief at this powerful message of freedom and hope. Rather than serving God out of obligation or duty, they'll be compelled to love and serve God with great joy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780801016677
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/03/2015
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Christine Hoover is a pastor's wife, mom, speaker, and the author of The Church Planting Wife. She has written for The Gospel Coalition, Desiring God, and Christianity Today. Blogging at, she enjoys encouraging ministry wives and helping women apply the gift of God's grace to their daily lives. She lives in Virginia.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Good, Bye

1 Obsessed with Goodness 11

2 The Most Important Things 29

3 You Can't Go Back Again 43

Part 2 From Good to Grace: Receiving

4 Receiving His Love 69

5 Receiving His Help 89

6 Receiving His Freedom 111

Part 3 From Good to Grace: Responding

7 Love Shows 133

8 Giving Grace 153

9 We Hope 177

Conclusion: We Will Live in Grace 199

Acknowledgments 205

Discussion Guide 207

Notes 215

An Invitation 219

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