To put it plainly, this book is wonderful. It’s engaging. What a great way to demonstrate grace in action.
Lucado starts by saying “grace is God’s best idea.” Throughout the book, we see that through the stories Lucado shares. We are challenged to examine ourselves to see if we have ever been changed by grace.
A visual image that stands out is Lucado’s comparison to God as a heart surgeon—“cracking open your chest, removing your heart…and replacing it with his own.”
As Lucado tells us, it is difficult to appreciate what grace does until we understand who we are. One of the best lessons in the book is acceptance – in order to accept grace, we also have to accept the responsibility to grant it.
Grace is one of the hardest things for us to understand about God. Perhaps as a child, we learn a little when we don’t receive the punishment we should. Perhaps as a parent, we learn a little more when we extend such grace to our children. But we may not ever fully comprehend the grace God shows us.
Through Lucado’s words, we are opened to this concept. Lucado has such a way with the craft—it’s like sitting in his living room and talking with him as an old friend. I appreciate Lucado’s writing, and I highly recommend this work.
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