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Grace

More than We Deserve, Greater than We Imagine

Author Max Lucado
Narrator Wayne Shepherd
Runtime 2.62 Hrs - Unabridged
Publisher Brilliance Audio
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Release Date September 11, 2012
Availability: Unrestricted (available worldwide)

Grace. We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and premeal prayers. We talk as though we know what grace means. But do we really understand it? Have we settled for wimpy grace? It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign. Never causes trouble or demands a response. When asked, "Do you believe in grace?" who could say no? Max Lucado asks a deeper question: Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened by grace? Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace? Snatched by the nape of your neck and shaken to your senses by grace? God's grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A white-water, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you. It rewires you. From insecure to God secure. From regret riddled to better-because-of-it. From afraid to die to ready to fly. Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off. Let's make certain grace gets you.

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Grace.

We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and premeal prayers. We talk as though we know what grace means.

But do we really understand it? Have we settled for wimpy grace? It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign. Never causes trouble or demands a response. When asked, "Do you believe in grace?" who could say no?

Max Lucado asks a deeper question: Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened by grace? Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace? Snatched by the nape of your neck and shaken to your senses by grace?

God's grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A white-water, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you. It rewires you. From
insecure to God secure. From regret riddled to better-because-of-it. From afraid to die to ready to fly.

Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off.

Let's make certain grace gets you. 

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Great book on Grace
Grace, what is it? How much of it are we given? What does it mean to show grace in return? Grace is a topic we have all heard about, the definition is simple to understand but the truth of what grace really means is difficult to comprehend. Each and every one of us has been granted grace, we may never truly understand what that grace entails and what it means for each of us individually but our God is a gracious God and He has wrapped us with unmerited favor.

Max Lucado is a name that many Christians know, his books come highly recommended and the list of titles and subjects he writes about is extensive. His latest book Grace stands strong with the rest of his titles, tackling a subject that many of us act like we understand what it means. Lucado has compiled from his own past as well as personal stories from others the stories of grace that enrich our lives and allow us to share a glimpse of what the grace of God truly is.

Lucado’s latest book about Grace is a must add to your bookshelf!

I received Grace complimentary through the christianaudio Reviewers Program http://christianaudio.com in exchange for an honest reviews. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
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Review by / (Posted on 12/4/2012)
Amazing!
Narrator thoughts - I like Wayne Shepherd. I've heard several books read by him before and I have enjoyed each one. His deep clear voice helps set the mood for the message of the book. It was a perfect match.

Book Thoughts - I have always loved Max Lucado. His unique writing style and ability to touch the heart of the listener combine to make this a truly beautiful work. Through story and scripture Lucado gives you a picture of the grace of God draw on the canvas of His love.

Grace is lavished on us by a loving God. Will we take it? It's there, it's waiting. Waiting to cover us. Will we accept this wonderful and lavish gift called Grace?

I received this audiobook courtesy of christianaudio for the purpose of doing a review.
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Review by / (Posted on 11/19/2012)
A brief but deep look at grace
In Grace, Max Lucado explains what grace is and the many ways it makes a difference in the lives of Christians.

I think the biggest strength of the book is that it packs a lot of really big theological ideas into compelling, easy to listen to and rather short narrative. It certainly doesn’t feel like reading a theology textbook. Much like in his other books, there are many clever turns of phrase and interesting illustrations. I sometimes wished I was reading rather than listening to the audiobook so I could highlight portions.

Another thing I really appreciated about this book was the emphasis of grace not just being something that gets us started as a Christian but as something that sustains the Christian life. This is such an important facet of God’s grace but one that sometimes gets overlooked.

The only thing I disagreed with here is in one of the later chapters he gives the impression that God loved us because there was something particularly lovable about us. Given the fallen and rebellious nature of humanity I think the idea treads in a somewhat theologically questionable direction.

Overall, I think this is a really good book. I think it has the potential to help Christians who normally might be someone scared off reading theological books to understand some really important things about grace. The book might also prove to be a helpful perspective on Christianity for non-Christians who have been hurt by legalistic or harsh Christians.


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Review by / (Posted on 10/16/2012)
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