Five-Star Grace Books 2013

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A few months ago my book, The Gospel in Ten Words, joined an exclusive club of books that have received 100 five-star reviews on Amazon. In recognition of this achievement, Amazon sent me a gold-framed certificate, a gift voucher, and a personal note from Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos. Actually, none of that happened. But it should have. Come on Amazon. Get with the program! Anyhoo, the 100 five-star reviews prompted two thoughts. First, it reminded me of how grateful I am to all of you who have taken the time to post a review of my book on Amazon. You guys made this happen, so thank … [Read more...]

“The Cure” by Lynch, McNicol, and Thrall

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You come to a fork in the road and find a signpost. The sign pointing left says, “Pleasing God;” the sign pointing right says, “Trusting God.” Which do you choose? This is the choice each of us faces every day. Perhaps you think it’s a mad choice – like choosing between your heart and your lungs – but it’s not. It is the choice between life and death, between sacrifice and mercy, between the manmade religion of good intentions and the divine realm of God’s grace. If you think of life primarily in terms of “pleasing God,” then you may have bought into a carnal Christianity that promotes … [Read more...]