Grace by Max Lucado
Grace by Max Lucado is a good book. It is not my favorite of his books. The book has many blank pages/and empty space between each chapter. That is my only complaint. There are a number of unique real life stories of how Grace has been shown in the last ten years. I would have liked to have seen more biblical examples of where grace was shown throughout the bible.
Lucado touches on all the aspects that involve grace such as guilt, finding rest in God, confession of sin, and why grace is more verb than noun. Lucado explains guilt and how God uses appropriate doses of guilt to awaken us to sin. God shows us grace by doing so. We can find rest in God through the grace he has shown us. It is revealed in the verse, “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God” (Eph 2:8). When we confess our sin we find grace that deniers can’t. Lucado points out, “If we say we have no sin, we are fooling ourselves, and the truth is not in us. But if we confess our sins, he will forgive our sins, because we can trust God to do what is right. He will cleanse us from all the wrongs we have done.” (1 John 1 8:9) God uses grace more as a verb than a noun by stating, To discover grace is to discover God’s utter devotion to you, his stubborn resolve to give you a cleansing, healing, purging love that lifts the wounded back to their feet.”
I enjoyed the book, but I also recently read The Grace of God by Andy Stanley and I like that book more on the subject of grace.