From the beginning, the church has had an uneasy relationship with grace. The gravitational pull is always toward graceless religion. The odd thing is that when you read the New Testament, the only thing Jesus stood against consistently was graceless religion. The only group he attacked relentlessly was graceless religious leaders.
Even now as you think about grace, there might be a little voice in your head whispering, “It can’t be that easy!”
"What about obedience?" "What about disobedience?" "What about repeated misbehavior?” "What about bad habits?" "What about justice?" "What about repentance?"
"Andy Stanley has captured grace with a wide-angle lens...and it is one beautiful sight." —Beth Moore
"Andy Stanley on grace: how could you not want to read it? Andy is one of the most compelling voices of this generation. He doesn't just know about grace; he lives it." —John Ortberg
"Grace is a foundational pillar of our faith, and understanding it is essential for every believer. Andy Stanley's The Grace Of God is an amazing, in-depth study of grace, and his contemporary style really allows you to understand how amazing God's grace really is." —Joyce Meyer
It’s this tension that makes grace so slippery. But that’s the beauty and the truth of grace. We don’t deserve it. We can’t earn it. It can’t be qualified. But God gives it to us anyway because he loves us unconditionally.
The story of grace is your story. And, as you are about to discover, grace plays a larger role than you imagine. (Paperback)
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"Grace. It's what we crave most when our guilt is exposed. It's the very thing we are hesitant to extend when we are confronted with the guilt of others-especially when their guilt has robbed us of something we consider valuable.
Therein is the struggle, the struggle far grace. It's this struggle that makes grace more story than doctrine. It's the struggle that reminds us that grace is bigger than compassion or forgiveness. That struggle is the context far both. When we are on the receiving end, grace is refreshing. When it is required of us, it is often disturbing. But when correctly applied, it seems to solve just about everything. This struggle is not new; it has been going on since the beginning." —Andy Stanley