Thursday, September 2, 2010

Book Review - Captured By Grace

It's time for another book review. This time I read, "Captured by Grace" by David Jeremiah.

In this book the author attempts to explain the hymn "Amazing Grace" by John Newton. He does this by telling the stories of Newton and the Apostle Paul and how they were saved by radical grace and how this ultimately applies to us all.

In the book, Dr. David Jeremiah breaks the book into 3 main parts, Grace for the Past, Grace for the Present and Grace for the Future.

If your past is filled with brokenness and your life was blessed with God's grace and forgiveness, you understand this life changing grace. This book is a wonderful reminder of just what was done for you. Jeremiah states on the back cover that grace can free you from any shameful memory, any open wound, any unthinkable mistake, and any willful choice.

Dr. Jeremiah shows grace for what it really is - a radical display of God's love that does nothing less than shake us to our core & change our entire being. It, along side love, is one of the greatest forces in the universe, & through the stories Paul & John Newton, & even modern people we don't know, Dr. David Jeremiah shows just how amazing the power of grace is.

While this book is focused on the believer and the reminder that what God has already done, it can be a fantastic tool for those who are seeking God and forgiveness for their sins. It is a hopeful book, one that turns eyes to God and the grace so badly needed by each of us.

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