What's So Amazing about Grace?

What's So Amazing about Grace?

by Philip Yancey
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What's So Amazing about Grace? by Philip Yancey

Andrew Lloyd Webber cast him as a rock-n-roll rebel in the musical Jesus Christ Superstar, many Christians see him as a handsome European-looking man, and social justice groups place him next to Ghandi in his defense of the downtrodden. But, says Philip Yancey, the real Jesus would have left most people scratching their heads along with the disciples and asking, "Who is this guy?"

This is exactly the question Yancey asks in his new book The Jesus I Never Knew. Yancey's search for the real Jesus collides with the calm, cool, collected, and "loving hippie" notions of Jesus he saw in modern American culture. Instead, he finds a Galilean Jew born into apparent scandal making the most daring of claims: that he is the Way, the Truth, and the Light.

The Jesus I Never Knew developed out of a class Yancey led at LaSalle Street Church in Chicago, but finding the real Jesus has been Yancey's passion since childhood.

Yancey saw Him as a cardboard cut-out in Sunday School and a "cosmic Christ" in Bible college. Today he sees a world that marks its calendar around Jesus' birth and uses His name to intensify a curse. (Wouldn't it be odd to center a calendar around Napoleon's birth or to scream "Thomas Jefferson" in a shocking situation?).

"And yet," says Yancey, "I am not writing a book about Jesus because he is a great man who changed history. I am not tempted to write about Julius Caesar or the Chinese emperor who built the great wall. I am drawn to Jesus, irresistibly, because he has positioned himself at the dividing point of life-my life."

The Jesus I Never Knew looks at who Jesus was, why he came, and what he left behind. More than historical speculation or doctrinal recitation, Yancey asks the questions out of a personal desire to truly know Jesus.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310232285
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 11/01/1999
Edition description: 8 Cassettes
Product dimensions: 4.30(w) x 6.80(h) x 1.80(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Philip Yancey serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine. He has written thirteen Gold Medallion Award-winning books and won two ECPA Book of the Year awards for What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew. Four of his books have sold over one million copies. Yancey lives with his wife in Colorado. Website: www.philipyancey.com

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What's So Amazing about Grace 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
hosswj More than 1 year ago
Challenges the Christian Community to exercise Grace rather than judgment. Leave the task of judging to Jesus and just love like God loves. Accountability is left to the Godhead.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read this book more times than other other book besides the Bible. Phillip Yancey has created a classic book about grace that I believe every person would greatly benefit from reading. There are many, many true life examples that have encouraged me, given me insight, expanded my understanding and taught me compassion for others. I highly recommend this gem. Buy it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love this book. It has changed my life. It has helped me to become a better person and a more loving, graceful Christian. I am so excited to be in a book study of this book this Summer. It is a life changer that everyone should read and then maybe more people would be changed by Love rather than judgment.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a young man I am at a point in my life where I find myself struggling to find the answers to some of life's biggest questions. This book was helpful to me by showing me how powerful a gift grace really is. The grace of God is a powerful thing. Mr. Yancey shows his readers how grace relates to every aspect of our lives and is not restricted to a faith community, but open to all God's creation. Grace, as well as this book, is something that all Christians should share.
bkluver More than 1 year ago
I've always been a fan of Philip Yancey. This is one of my favorite books. Philip Yancey has a way of making you feel like you know him. He shares his thoughts and encourages you. Grace is something that we all need a lot more of. Thanks, Philip Yancey!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Author Philip Yancey offers a refreshing viewpoint of grace in his spiritually challenging book What¿s So Amazing About Grace? He effectively uses the scriptures as a lens to focus on the life we lead today. His illustrations help the reader to turn that lens on himself or herself ¿ not in a critical way, but in a soul-opening way. He has chosen some of the most startling and effective illustrations I have ever encountered. This book, already being used in our Christian colleges, needs to be required reading for anyone who takes his or her Christian life seriously.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book literaly changed my life. It allowed me to grow in God because I learned what his grace really meant. I have bought copies of this book for family members and friends and it has changed their life as well.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best book that I have ever read. I could not put it down. This book is life changing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I borrowed this book from the library and its taking me forever to get thru it even though I normally inhale a good book! After each passage I have to get a kleenex and then do some deep thinking and praying. Give it as a gift - both to yourself and to a loved one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Philip Yancey is one of my favorite authors. As a pastor, I recommend this book to my peers. Our culture is sick and tired of right-wing, fundamental, and legalistic rhetoric from Christian leaders and churches. This book is a breath of fresh air for us to return to Jesus' ministry of grace, a ministry of love and forgiveness.
new3 More than 1 year ago
One of the best books I have ever read on the subject of grace. Yancey is a modern day C.S. Lewis. I could not more highly recommend this book for any pilgrim or Christian trying to understand what grace truly is. I give this book away as gifts to family and friends. Definitely on my top 10 Christian books of all time.
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Amazing. I hope every right winger reads this book. Grace is amazing- I wish more Christens understood that.
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It is great for those who want to grasp the concept about what is grace and what is required to access it. He could address repentence a little bit more, its given very minimal focus.
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