What is grace? It gets tossed around in Christian circles with words like
love and repentance and joy. But what does real grace look like in the real
world? What does Gods grace really meanespecially in a society that values
contribution and earning above charity and hand-outs?
Many have already found the answer to that question in Philip Yanceys
best-selling book Whats So Amazing About Grace? Now small groups can
use Yanceys book to help others find the answer as well.
The honest, penetrating quality that comes through in Whats So Amazing
About Grace? makes it an ideal resource for home or campus studies, or any
small group studies that include both non-Christians and Christians. In Yancey
and Quinns hands, grace is revealed as something deeper than many Christians
practice or even experience.
The study cuts through the "baggage" of religion and pulls no punches in
charging the Church for its role in neglecting grace and contributing to the
current culture that views churches as places of judgment and not homes of
compassion and redemption. However, objections to Christianity (and to the
behavior of some Christians, for that matter) receive equal treatment. As
Yancey explains in the book, grace overcomes such doubts and obstacles. It
invites anyone to come and be forgiven and to start over again. When grace is
seen for what it truly is, many arguments and objections fade away.
If youre starting a small-group study or are currently in one and looking
for good material, Whats So Amazing About Grace? is a winner,
especially if your group is interested in reaching people who in the past may
have been turned off by Christianity.
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