What a word.
The longer I live, the more I need it.
The longer I live the more I need to give it.
The longer I live, the less I understand it.
Last week, I turned 55, and for my birthday, my wife gave me a book on Grace.
Now, I have been reading books by Max Lucado for many, many, many years. I read "No Wonder They Call Him Savior" when it first came out, which I think was over twenty years ago. I have always appreciated his writing, but over the years I quit reading his books.
I moved on to other authors. Authors that seemed to me, to dig deeper than Max did. I read books by John Piper, John MacArthur, Randy Alcorn, Phillip Yancey and James MacDonald. These books were generally not as easy or as breezy reading as a Max Lucado book.
But in the end I was fooled by my own false pseudo-intellectualism.
This book by Max Lucado, has, quite simply, rocked my world.
If you are familiar with his books, then let me assure you that it contains everything you expect from a book by Max Lucado. It has some good stories that will help you relate to the truth revealed in this book. It has humorous moments that will make you laugh and smile. It has revealing moments when Max pulls back the curtain on his life and gives you a glimpse of his struggle with sin and following Jesus.
But most of all, it will cause you to look at grace in a whole new way.
I have a very hefty respect for grace now.
I have a very deep love for grace now.
I am so very, very, very thankful for grace now.
Pick this book up.
You need it.
What a concept.
Trembling and pierced by grace,