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Can You Find Grace in 40 Days? October 8, 2013

Filed under: Book Reviews,Tuesday Thoughts — Melissa Finnegan @ 10:01 am
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40 days

40 Days of Grace

By

Rich Miller

From the back cover:

Rich Miller has spent his ministry trying to help people accept, and then keep accepting, God’s perfect grace. As president of Freedom in Christ Ministries he helped develop the Grace Course which teaches this concept. In 40 Days of Grace, he has gathered his lifetime of reflections into devotional readings that thoroughly explore what it means to live a grace-filled life.

 
Rich has seen, time and time again, that so many of us start out excited and grateful for God’s saving, rescuing grace, and yet somehow we take a wrong turn. It’s as if we gradually get tricked into believing that somewhere God changed the rules and it’s actually up to us to make the Christian life work. We are drawn into self-effort and forget what it is to live by grace.
 
40 Days of Grace is a powerful reminder of the Father who loves us and runs to meet His wayward children–a chance to rest in His grace.

My thoughts:

The funny thing about this book was that I often felt like I wasn’t getting anything out of it but then as I would talk to my Bible study group I would remember something I read that totally applied and share it with them.

This book is full of nuggets of wisdom. Little things you will grasp and not want to let go of.

I discovered, through this book. that I really don’t have a very good understanding of grace and I still feel unworthy of what I do understand.

I really liked when the author talked about guilt is a fact not a feeling. Wow. So often as a child I felt guilty. Now I know I felt that way because of abuse done to me, but I wasn’t guilty. You can be guilty and never feel that way. This is a nugget I will remember.

I enjoyed how the author used a very relaxed tone with his prayers at the end of each days reading. They sounded like something I would cry out, not forced and fake.

A good book for a deeper look at God’s grace.

Grab your copy at your local bookstore, Amazon, Barnes and Noble or Christianbook.com.

A copy of this book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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5 Responses to “Can You Find Grace in 40 Days?”

  1. Annette Says:

    I have been doing lots of looking a Grace too. I always struggle with how can God love me. I’m not good enough, I don’t do enough but when I realize he just Loves me it leaves me in awe.

  2. Judy Says:

    I never looked at guilt that way before.


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