Grace is Greater by Kyle Idleman
Release Date: February 28, 2017
Publisher: Baker Books
Genre: Non-fiction / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth
If you’re like me, then you’ve probably grown up in the church, read tons of books on grace, heard sermon after sermon about grace, and perhaps even attended Bible college where you’ve heard about it all the time. We’ve heard it so much that sometimes we miss out on experiencing the grace of God or even sharing it with others.
Grace is Greater is not another book on the theology of grace. It’s more about experiencing the grace of God.
About the Book
(taken from the back of the book)
The writer of the letter to the Hebrews said, -See to it that no one misses the grace of God.- Over the centuries much ink has been spilled on the subject of grace. Yet perhaps nothing is as hard to explain as God’s grace. It doesn’t make sense. It’s not fair. It can’t possibly cover over what I’ve done. The best way–perhaps the only real way–to understand it is to experience it. But too often in our churches we’re not getting grace across and grace is not experienced.
Bestselling author and pastor Kyle Idleman wants everyone to experience the grace of God. Through the powerful medium of story, Grace Is Greater leads readers past their hang-ups toward an understanding of grace that is bigger than our mistakes, our failures, our desire for revenge, and our seemingly impossible situations. No sin is so great, no bitterness so deep that God’s grace cannot transform the heart and rewrite the story.
Perfect for individuals and also for small groups and church-wide studies, Grace Is Greater will help readers truly grasp God’s grace, even if the Christians around them have failed to live it.
I’ve been meaning to read some of Kyle Idleman’s books for awhile so when I was offered to review Grace is Greater, I got excited! Idleman is known for challenging believers in fully committing to God.
We are reminded of the greatness of God and the consequences we experience when we choose to miss out on it. We are also reminded that we are to extend grace to others, even those we don’t like.
This is not another book on the theology of grace, but rather on encouraging the reader to experience the grace of God. Idleman explains the seriousness of sin before we can fully understand and appreciate the beauty of grace.
The author paints a vivid picture through personal experiences and stories as well as tons of scripture to back up his statements. Idleman speaks as if you were a friend discussing grace over a coffee.
Highly recommended for anyone who longs to grow in their walk with Jesus Christ.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher for my honest review, which I have given. I was not required to write a positive review and have not been compensated for it in any way. All opinions expressed are my own.
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About the Author
Kyle Idleman is the teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, the fifth largest church in America. The bestselling author of the award-winning book Not a Fan and AHA is a frequent speaker at conferences and events around the world. Kyle and his wife, DesiRae, have four children.