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Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound . . . or is it? Grace set to music is one thing, but what about grace itself? What about grace as an idea, an act, a force? Grace upsets the natural balance, turning the law of cause and effect on its head. Our instinctive reaction is to pull back from grace. Rather than recognizing our unworthiness to receive this completely undeserved gift from God, we want to believe that, on balance, something in our lives merits the good that comes our way, that we deserve whatever gifts we receive. And if we find it difficult to accept grace for ourselves, how much more unwilling are we to have it handed to others? When someone gets off the hook too easily, aren't we uncomfortable? A miscarriage of justice,we think. That's not fair! But real Christian faith requires that we accept and embrace this radical thing called grace. It's not about being fair: God's grace will turn your world upside down if you let it.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.1" Width: 6.3" Height: 1.2" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2005
ISBN 0787974374 ISBN13 9780787974374
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More About Donald McCullough
Donald W. McCullough has pastored congregations in Solana Beach, California, and Seattle and served as president of the San Francisco Theological Seminary and as professor of theology and preaching. His books include The Trivialization of God and Waking from the American Dream.
Donald McCullough has an academic affiliation as follows - Escondido, California.
Reviews - What do customers think about If Grace Is So Amazing, Why Don't We Like It?
Good -- though-provoking! Mar 8, 2007
An excellent book. It will make you think about something that we so commonly refer to, but don't fully comprehend all its implications -- Grace!!
Best book on grace I have ever read Aug 24, 2006
Donald McCullough has done a wonderful job exploring the depths of God's love and how he has reached us with that love in ways which go beyond our wildest imagination and challenges our very concept of God himself. Prepare to be challenged and inspired as you read this book and come to a better understanding of the grace of God and our job to share that grace with the world. This is perhaps one of the best books I have ever read, and that's coming from a book nerd.
Thoughtful Jul 14, 2006
An extremely deep and complex approach to grace. It helps give the reader a renewed appreciation of God's grace.