I found the book, “Grace” to be an easy-to-read book. I read the bulk of it in a 3 hour period. The book is designed to draw one closer to understanding the extravagance of God’s grace, which is exactly what it did for me. The book has eleven short chapters on God’s satisfying grace. The longest chapter is only ten pages long, which makes it easy to sneak in a chapter of reading when you have a spare moment.
This book is a very good read on grace. God’s grace is so big that we simply cannot comprehend the depth of God or His grace. This book is a tool for God to show His overflowing grace to believers. It gives vivid pictures of His grace that goes beyond what we could ever imagine. If we came up with the most unimaginable amount of God’s grace, it still would not even come close to God’s true grace. It is only through this book that I am able to receive the beginning of knowing God’s grace in its truest form.
God’s grace is based on who God is. It does not depend on us. We can never “lose” His grace. God’s grace is freely given. God gives us the right amount of grace at the moment we need it the most. In Lucado’s book, we are given a glimpse of God’s grace. This book gives words to an unimaginable picture of God’s grace. God’s grace is beyond what we could ever envision. It is through this piece of writing that I am able to comprehend God’s grace where I wasn’t before. We are given visuals of His grace. Ruth, daughter-in-law of Naomi, is a picture of God’s rich grace. The prodigal son, who squandered his inheritance and given a party when he returns home, is a gift of grace. The harlot in John 8 is free to go instead of being stoned is an example of God’s grace. This book is filled with wonderful stories of God’s outpouring, rich grace. Lucado teaches about grace in a way that allows us to begin to comprehend the unimaginable. God, in His grace, comes after us, and we cannot extinguish God’s grace. God’s grace is overflowing and has no end.
I originally choose to review “Grace” to see how it compares to “Wild Grace”. “Wild Grace” is the teen edition of this book called “Grace”. In “Wild Grace”, it is a book for teens where the examples are specifically for teens. This allows them to relate to what they are reading. There are very few differences between the two books. I preferred the book “Wild Grace”. Whichever book you choose, you will learn greatly about God’s rich graces and He freely gives. God gives generously to us, because He loves us. We could never earn His grace. It is freely given and God desires so much for us to know Him and His grace more!
“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!” (Max Lucado)