Wednesday, September 05, 2012

Waiting on Wednesday: Grace

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine which lets bloggers spotlight upcoming releases that they are looking forward to.

It's been awhile since I have read anything by Max Lucado, but I think I want to read this new book he's got coming out this month:

Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine

from Goodreads:
"Grace.

We talk as though 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 word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and premeal prayers. We talk as though we know what "grace" means.

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

God's grace has 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. From insecure to God secure. From regret riddled to better-because-of-it. From afraid to die to ready to fly.

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

Let's make certain grace gets you."

2 comments:

roro said...

interesting . i lov that movie .dawntheader

The Brunette Librarian said...

:) great choice. I've never read any of these but they are popular at my library!
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