Grace [Book Review]
Allow me to introduce you to Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine. Grace is a book about, yes, you guessed it, grace.
The meaning of life. The wasted years of life. The poor choices of life. God answers the mess of life with one word: grace.
The book covers topics from pretending to be someone we’re not, to unscrooging our hearts. What a perfect time of the year to get unscrooged.
He (God) dispenses his goodness not with an eyedropper but a fire hydrant. Your heart is a Dixie cup, and his grace is the Mediterranean Sea. You simply can’t contain it all.
I love this simple, but powerful message. I struggle with receiving grace. I struggle with giving it to myself. I often have friends and family telling me to go easier on myself. Because I often don’t give grace to myself I forget to receive from God too.
If our understanding of grace is small, our confession will be small: reluctant, hesitant, hedged with excuses and qualifications, full of fear of punishment. But great grace creates an honest confession.
I have a lot of highlights throughout the book and I’m sure you will too once you start reading.
In the words of Max Lucado,
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.
What do you do when you struggle with grace? Is there a particular Scripture you enjoy reading? Leave a comment below…
About Sundi Jo
I'm a speaker and author. My new book, Dear Dad, is a memoir of gritty redemption, offering hope to the broken. I love flip flops, Dolly Parton, and often dream of being a "Chopped" chef. Find me on Twitter (@sundijo).