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Overview Swindoll calls all Christians to wake up and reject living in legalistic, performance-oriented bondage. He urges readers not to miss living a grace-filled life since freedom and joy--not lists, demands, and duties--await all who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Grace Awakening calls all Christians to wake up and reject living in such legalistic, performance-oriented bondage. The God of the universe has given us an amazing, revolutionary gift of grace and freedom. This freedom and grace set us apart from every other "religion" on the face of the earth.
In this best-selling classic, Charles Swindoll urges you not to miss living a grace-filled life. Freedom and joy-not lists and demands and duties-await all who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.34" Width: 5.43" Height: 0.83" Weight: 0.68 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849911885 ISBN13 9780849911880 UPC 023755026361
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More About Charles R. Swindoll
Charles R. Swindoll has aired "Insight for Living "since 1979 in major Christian radio markets around the world. His extensive writing ministry and leadership as president and now chancellor of Dallas Theological Seminary has helped prepare and equip a new generation for ministry. Chuck and Cynthia, his partner in life and ministry, have four grown children and ten grandchildren.
Reviews - What do customers think about Grace Awakening?
freedom from pretense and exhaustion Feb 3, 2007
I became a Christian as an adult and brought my achiever mentality right along with me. This book began a freeing process that has lasted for years, and enabled me to know His love more accurately. I have used it for women's groups and seen the powerful emotional and spiritual healing that resulted. It's reader-friendly, but is in accord with potentially complex (and fabulous) teachers of grace such as John Piper and Martin Lloyd Jones. For more equally reader-friendly books on grace, try Steve McVey.
A Much Needed Book May 12, 2006
I am reading this book, now, and find it very hard to put down. Chuck Swindoll does an excellent job of explaining legalism and why it destroys God's wonderful Grace. He also explains the types of people who are legalists. I highly recommend this book, especially if you are confused about Grace vs. Works Salvation.
Makes you want to self-reflect Nov 30, 2005
Overall, this was a fairly good book. It caused me to reflect on my own thoughts and actions, and to realize my own shortcomings as a follower of Christ. Mr. Swindoll gave some helpful hints on affording my brothers and sisters the grace in everyday life that they deserve. It also left me with a sense of giving myself enough grace so as not to become my own worst enemy. I also liked his chapter on grace in marriage, and I think that chapter alone would help many couples who are struggling.
Possibly the only thing I didn't care for in this book were some of the occassional side stories (ex. the one about the potted armadillo meat). I didn't understand the relevance of many of those stories to the topic at hand. It sometimes appeared as though they were merely inserted into the chapter to provide some comedic value.
If you are having a hard time with sacrificing your pride and with admitting to people that you are wrong - read this book. It will definitely soften you up a bit!
The Best Book He Ever Wrote - The Author Himself Oct 19, 2005
What a fascinating and marvelous book. Look at yourself. Think about what you consider to be appropriate or inappropriate behavior, right or wrong. Are those listed as wrong by God? Or do you take what you think God's view is and place it as a grid over others? If so, you are a legalist.
Now, to be fair, ALL of us have touches of legalism. Swindoll concedes as much. But he points out that our goal as Christians should not be to sit in judgment of others so much as to grant grace unto others and realize that all righteous judgment is by God and God alone.
Swindoll acknowledges having a 'list.' Don't you? Don't you rank your sins according to grotesqueness? Don't you look at others and make evaluations of their holiness based upon whether they drink or smoke or gamble or whatever other acts are not expressly forbidden in Scripture?
It is rare that I give a book five stars. But this is a RARE book. Swindoll himself has said, "It is by far the greatest book I ever wrote."
Deacon evaluation Oct 4, 2005
A lot of good stuff in this book. Even for a Catholic deacon