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Grace Amazing by Steve McVey
Mon, Aug 11 2008 10:14 | review
Steve is no stranger to the community of grace-filled believers...author of Grace Walk, Grace Rules and others, Steve is well respected and recognized for his many teachings around the subject of God’s amazing grace. “Grace Amazing”, formerly released as “Grace Land”, touches some very sensitive topics among believers confronting the issues of “Religion”, questioning the idea that God will not put on you more than you can bear, discussing the idea that our old sin nature is really dead and gone, and so much more! How ‘bout that old concept of us “working for God”...yep, Steve nixes that idea as well and actually promotes “rest” for the believer. Are you tired of the same old Christian rhetoric...if so, then read this book and I’m telling you it is like a breath of fresh air.
How ‘bout a few quotes...”We don’t earn the blessings of God; we simply enjoy them by faith [pg. 107].” “Jesus did not tell the lukewarm church at Laodicea that their need was to return to the laws of God. He told them that their need was to return to Him [pg. 126]!” “We aren’t called to live by principles, but by the life of Jesus Christ who is within us.” “God won’t become angry with us as Christians, because the only thing that causes anger in God has been removed from us by the cross [pg. 162]!” There is so much wisdom and truth in this book...do the above quotes whet your appetite a bit?
I believe this book will not overwhelm new believers yet has enough depth not to leave seasoned believers begging for more. This book is personal, it is not an encyclopedia of grace but rather a book complete with real life stories punctuating Steve’s vast ministry experience. Each of the eleven chapters begins with a personal story or illustration and ends with a prayer; Steve also offers “G.R.A.C.E. Group Questions” at the end of each chapter to facilitate discussion should you desire to use it in a small group setting.
I enjoyed reading through Grace Amazing...Steve has an excellent perspective on grace with arguments and illustrations that are rock solid. If you get a chance to read it, let me know what you think. Also, check out Steve's website at www.GraceWalk.org.