More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine

Book - 2012
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We talk asthough we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace . Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious ,a dancer as graceful . We use the wordfor hospitals, baby girls, kings, and premeal prayers. We talk as though weknow what grace means.

But do wereally understand it? Have we settled for wimpy grace? It politely occupies aphrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign. Never causes trouble or demandsa response. When asked, "Do you believe in grace?" who could say no?

Max Lucadoasks a deeper question: Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace?Strengthened by grace? Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace? Snatched by thenape of your neck and shaken to your senses by grace?

God's gracehas a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A white-water, riptide,turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you. It rewires you. Frominsecure to God secure. From regret riddled to better-because-of-it. Fromafraid to die to ready to fly.

Grace isthe voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off.

Let's makecertain grace gets you.

Endorsements for GRACE:

"God's grace--His unconditionally loving, unmerited favor--issometimes difficult for people to grasp, even though each one of us is indesperate need of it. But in Max Lucado's new book, GRACE , it is completely embraceable and understandable. ThroughLucado's characteristic narrative style and profound biblical understanding, welearn that God's grace is truly much more than we deserve and greater than weimagine. " --Dr. Charles F. Stanley

"Max Lucado has blended his creative writing style withhonesty about how he has experienced God's grace, mercy and forgiveness in hisown times of failure and despair. Youwill find comfort as Max shines the light of the Word of God revealing thatJesus Christ is truly the only hope that brings everlasting peace." --Franklin Graham,President and CEO, Samaritan's Purse, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

"Reading Max Lucado on grace is like hearing Warren Buffetton money or Julia Child on food--it's a subject he spent a lifetime falling inlove with." --John Ortberg, pastor and author, Menlo Park PresbyterianChurch

"Few writers are better than Max Lucado, no subject isbetter than God's grace." --Randy Alcorn, author of Heaven and If God is Good

"Max gives us encouragement, hope and a needed reminderthat the grace we all possess as followers of Jesus should empower us to movemountains, vs simply settling for pushing wimpy molehills." --Brad Lomenick, President and Executive Director, Catalyst

"Max offers up a biblical vision of God's grace that comesdrenched in sweat and with a set of six-pack abs; a life-defining newness andrelationship-refining kindness straight from the heart of God." --Tim Kimmel, author of GraceBased Parenting

"Some writers aim for the mind, others for the heartand a small number for the soul. With his latest book, 'Grace,' Max Lucado hitsthe trifecta, touching on all three." -- Cal Thomas, Syndicated and USA Today Columnist and Fox News Contributor

"If you love the writings of Max Lucado, this will probablybecome your favorite." -- Stephen Arterburn, Founder and Chairman of New LifeMinistries, host of "New Life Live!" and best selling author

"I can think of no more needed message for weary peopleeverywhere, and no better writer than Max Lucado to paint so gloriously thehope that "Christ in you" affords." --Louie Giglio, creator of Passion Conferences and pastor,Passion City Church

Publisher: Nashville, Tenn. : Thomas Nelson, c2012.
ISBN: 9780849920707
Characteristics: xv, 211 p. ; 25 cm.


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Oct 23, 2017

This was a phenomenal book. It is about God's grace - the grace He gives us and the grace we should give one another. I have read many of Max's books and this one was right up near the top, for me. It confirmed who I want to be in Jesus - - who I want to honour and glorify by extending grace when it doesn't feel like I should. This book was very special for me. It was an amazing read.

May 27, 2016

Agree with another comment, good but does not top some other works by Lucado.

trigo_04 May 11, 2015

An uplifting message for everybody.

booklady413 Apr 24, 2014

This inspirational book by Max Lucado was a welcome read during Easter. He explains how "grace" keeps all of us humans on course loving one another.

Mister_Eugene Apr 01, 2014

I can see why Max Lucado's work receives such high praise.

This is an excellent book that I could not put down very easily.

The "Reader's Guide" at the end of the book is a very helpful and useful resource for both individual review & study, and group study.

Definitely a book worth reading.

Jul 30, 2013

Not Lucado's best work, but still good.

larrydu822 Oct 21, 2012

Another excellent book by Max Lucado. Read it.


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Aug 20, 2018

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