Item description for Bktrax-Disc-What So Amazing About Grace(Unab)(9CD) by Philip Yancey & Bill Richards...
Overview On the heels of Philip Yancey's bestselling The Jesus I Never Knew comes this equally insightful exploration of grace, the most powerful force in the universe and our only hope for love and forgiveness. Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award, the Christian Book of the Year Award, and the Retailers Choice Award.
Publishers Description In 1987, an IRA bomb buried Gordon Wilson and his twenty-year-old daughter beneath five feet of rubble. Gordon alone survived. And forgave. He said of the bombers, 'I have lost my daughter, but I bear no grudge ... I shall pray, tonight and every night, that God will forgive them.' His words caught the media's ears--and out of one man's grief, the world got a glimpse of grace. Grace is the church's great distinctive. It's the one thing the world cannot duplicate, and the one thing it craves above all else--for only grace can bring hope and transformation to a jaded world. In What's So Amazing About Grace? award-winning author Philip Yancey explores grace at street level. If grace is God's love for the undeserving, he asks, then what does it look like in action? And if Christians are its sole dispensers, then how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy? Yancey sets grace in the midst of life's stark images, tests its mettle against horrific 'ungrace.' Can grace survive in the midst of such atrocities as the Nazi holocaust? Can it triumph over the brutality of the Ku Klux Klan? Should any grace at all be shown to the likes of Jeffrey Dahmer, who killed and cannibalized seventeen young men? Grace does not excuse sin, says Yancey, but it treasures the sinner. True grace is shocking, scandalous. It shakes our conventions with its insistence on getting close to sinners and touching them with mercy and hope. It forgives the unfaithful spouse, the racist, the child abuser. It loves today's AIDS-ridden addict as much as the tax collector of Jesus' day. In his most personal and provocative book ever, Yancey offers compelling, true portraits of grace's life-changing power. He searches for its presence in his own life and in the church. He asks, How can Christians contend graciously with moral issues that threaten all they hold dear? And he challenges us to become living answers to a world that desperately wants to know, What's So Amazing About Grace?
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Format: Audiobook, Unabridged
Running Time: 660.00 minutes
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.26" Width: 5.2" Height: 0.78" Weight: 0.43 lbs.
Release Date Sep 5, 2006
Publisher Zondervan Publishing
ISBN 0310273625 ISBN13 9780310273622 UPC 025986273620
Availability 0 units.
More About Philip Yancey & Bill Richards
Philip Yancey serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine. He has written thirteen Gold Medallion Award-winning books and won two ECPA Book of the Year awards for What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew. Four of his books have sold over one million copies. Yancey lives with his wife in Colorado. Website: www.philipyancey.com
Philip Yancey currently resides in the state of Colorado. Philip Yancey was born in 1949.
Reviews - What do customers think about Bktrax-Disc-What So Amazing About Grace(Unab)(9CD)?
What the world needs now.... May 15, 2010
Of all the books I've read on Christian topics, this is the best written. Philip Yancey captured my heart and renewed my purpose. I was sorry to finish it and have recommended it to many others, who feel the same way.
What's so amazing abouat Grace. Apr 29, 2010
A very good read, thought provoking and illuminating. Highly recommend it to serious minded believers.
This book is like your favorite dessert - warm and delightful Apr 15, 2010
I read this book years ago, but when I reread it again recently, it was even more delightful than I remembered. I gave a copy to a friend, who liked it so well that she gave it to another friend. Then I ordered more and gave away more to more people who liked them so well, they gave them to others. It is one of the best, very best, books I've read in a long time. Many of us have had the experience where one book reminded us of another book. There is no other book that is similar to this or would replace this book. It is eyeopening into a whole different world. It is like your favorite dessert - warm and delightful. We recommend it highly!
Fantastic Mar 8, 2010
This is possibly the best book ever written. It's pretty much written by someone who is willing to look past mistakes, and look to the real center, or the heart of what's important.. It's amazing. A definate book to read and share with friends and family. "You can't do anything to make God love you more. You can't do anything to make God love you less..." This book might teach a little about allowing yourself love, which is what we all need.
Amazing Book Mar 2, 2010
Philip Yancey's book, What's So Amazing About Grace? is a classic, but it's always good to revisit the classics. Plus, I'd never read the book and I love Philip Yancey.
The book is captured perfectly in Yancey's style, never hard to read, yet never dumbed down one single bit. Yancey knows how to approach a subject with an air of humility and confidence at the same time.
The book is filled with stories of grace on earth, something that is difficult to find, but not as hard as you'd think, once you start looking. A large majority of the text is spent dealing with the odd nature of forgiveness and what it means to mankind. Yancey uses stories to move the book along, but interjects thoughts between these stories that eloquently illustrate our own ideas.
This is a great book that should be read by everyone who wants to love their fellow man.