Book Reviews

Below are some outstanding books reviewed here on E2R. Clicking on a cover will take you to the relevant post…

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Hyper-Grace Gospel  Grace_Richards
GITQ_cover_final_vsm Abba's Child
Pure-Grace-by-Clark-Whitten  Jesus Storybook Bible One Way Love  
All of Grace_Spurgeon Grace-Works-Hall-Dudley John_Sheasby
Classic Christianity Capon Parables of Grace
revelation-to-transformation-how-seeing-jesus-will-change-your-life If I Perish, Thomas
John_Crowder Grace_on_Tap Hyper-grace_Silva
WYD_narrow_cover_sm Out of the Jungle (E2R) It's All About Jesus

Recommendations

I am often asked to recommend books to those who are new to the gospel of grace. I recommend all of the books above, but if you’re in a hurry, check out this list of 5-star grace books.

Here’s a list of some of the best books I have read (so far) on the following topics:

God’s unchanging character: The True Nature of God and The Misunderstood God
God’s will for your life: Walking in the Will of God
Healing: God Wants You Well
Identity – your new one: God’s Astounding Opinion of You
The new covenant: The Lost Secret of the New Covenant
Overcoming sin: Lifetime Guarantee
Prayer: A Better Way to Pray
Predestination: God Without Religion
Spiritual warfare: You’ve Already Got It
Supernatural life: When Heaven Invades Earth

Good holiday reads

Life is too short to read bad books. Here are some good ones to take on vacation. Again, clicking on a cover will take you to the relevant post…

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Comments

  1. Troy Crider says:

    Have you read “Silent Killers of Faith: Overcoming legalism and performanced based religion” by Stephen Crosby?

  2. Hi, Paul, might I ask what you think of Rick Warren’s best-seller, “The Purpose Driven Life”? I am sure you have heard of it, and might have read it a bit. I would love to hear your thoughts about the book.

    THANKS. -tacticianjenro

    http://greyskeilrainbow.wordpress.com

  3. any bill johnson books?

  4. I am wondering have you read 7 Spirits Burning by John Crowder and is there any books related to prophecy you can recommend?

    • No, I haven’t. If anyone out there wants to recommend a grace-based perspective of prophecy, let us know by hitting reply to this comment.

      • Hi Paul, these are definitely grace books. I’ve read John Crowder books, they have been some of the best grace books I’ve ever read. I’d recommend Mystical Union for a beautiful teaching on grace. I am half way through 7 spirits burning, it has so far been a lovely revealing of Jesus with great insight into the nature of God and with a foundation of grace.

      • You can read my review of Mystical Union here.

      • As regards a grace based perspective on prophecy, I recommend anything by Graham Cooke

  5. lerato matsepe says:

    The apostle Paul speaks of not being entangled again with the yoke of bondage to religion. Its so amazing at how many people mix covenants and sweet as a result. I PRAISE GOD AND THANK HIM FOR PEOPLE LIKE YOU SIR AND JOHN SHEASBY WHO SPEAKS THE WORD OF GRACE WITHOUT APOLOGE TO ANY WHO CONFRONTS YOU. THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT YOUNG PEOPLE ARE RECEIVING THE TRUTH AND GRACE IN ITS FULLNESS. GRACE2U.

  6. Thanks for this outstanding list. Many of these books are also some of the favorites on my bookshelf. Very kind of you to make this page that makes it so easy for us to see your other reviews. I enjoy your posts!

  7. Great list.hav had the grace to read 5 in that list.currently in re-reading a better way to pray.!looking 4ward to destined to reign.

  8. Annette says:

    I just finished There were Two Trees in the Garden by Rick Joyner. Rick does an amazing job of explaining how this battle between legalism and grace started back in the Garden with Adam and Eve and has been going on ever since.

  9. Was set free in my walk with god, and gained a biblical understanding of Grace via Joseph prince, i hold his ministry for saving me from a zeal of works righteousness, once i seen for myself Jesus and his finished work, i began to see gods gift in me to find His truth through different preachers and teachers along this journey i read the good the bad the ugly about all the new covenant teachers and preachers i enjoyed,….so to evade confusion i prayed and the answer i kept getting was this ..I am raising up many in this time to preach my truth,..i still check most things no matter who i hear preach, including the ones i consider sound teachers. The very best in my opinion on the teaching of Grace has to be Dr James B Richards ,…Impact ministries Huntsville Alabama, a greatly gifted man of God’s word been around the block a few times has a great understanding of the finished work of Jesus, and the hypocricy of formula’s and religeous hoops that erroneous teachings in the church avail today has expounded greatly on what joseph prince started when god put him in my path. There are many sound and good teachers that are being raised but be careful to check for yourselves what every man preaches i.e. Acts 17:11

  10. Just reading a new one by Jesse Duplantis: “Distortion: The Vanity of Genetically Altered Christianity”. Have you seen it? Just wondered your take on it

  11. Paul, I would highly recommend a fairly new grace book, PURE GRACE, by Clark Whitten. I first heard about grace in a sermon by him over 20 years ago. At the time I did NOT understand what he was talking about…but I wanted it. His new book is a great primer on grace and I think he does an excellent job of unpacking the basics of grace especially for someone that is new to this almost-too-good-to-be-true message. I so enjoy your blog posts and book reviews. I especially appreciate that you are not one of the “angry” grace people (those that are so blown away with how good He is and so are upset at those that didn’t tell them and so their posts tend to sound very angry and attacking at those who haven’t yet had a revelation of Papa’s goodness and grace). You have a lot of insights on this grace life that have really blessed me. Thanks so much.

  12. have you read Grace Awakening by Charles Swindoll. it came out in 1990, I feel a lot of authors and grace preachers who got famous for the grace message got started reading this book based on the examples they quote.

  13. Hey Paul, new to the site. Wanted to know if you have read “Accidental Pharisees” by Larry Osborne. Much love and encouragement to you for this site. You articulate some things that are in my brain that sometimes can’t get out as coherently as I would like! I am actually sermon prepping right now, on our need to give Grace to one another, and have found many of your comments extremely helpful by way of understanding what Grace is and how we are new creations. Thanks! I enjoy finding people who can put the cookies (hard theological topics) on the bottom shelf-because it allows more people to understand and find Life.

    Blessings

  14. Do you ever read books by Indie authors? Can independent authors send you links to their books if they are on amazon?

    • Hi Tina, yes I do. Several of the books above are by authors who are also independent publishers. I have no bias against self-published titles. In fact, I encourage them and I would like to help every grace author by giving their book exposure here. But there’s a problem. I get sent far more books than I can read. This week I have been sent 10 unsolicited books. I doubt I will even open half of them – not because I don’t want to, but simply because there’s not enough time in the day. On top of that authors also send me their unpublished manuscripts.

      For the authors out there thinking “I should send Paul my book,” please understand that the odds are 20 to 1 that I won’t be able to read and review it. I’m not happy about this and I’m working on something that will improve those odds. But we’re not there yet.

      UPDATE (Nov 2013): Are you an author wanting to get your book reviewed on E2R? Read this.

  15. Taylor Qualls says:

    Do you have any recommendations for books dealing with some of the difficult stories in the Old Testament? I have a solid understanding of why God dealt with people differently under the law and gave them what they deserved, but I’m in Bible school and my professors are doing a lot of bringing up stories that are really hard to understand and just saying, this wasn’t that big of a deal in an Eastern context, it bothers us because we’re Westerners. It’s left me confused. (Things like the concubine of the Levite who was cut up and sent to the tribes or the judge who sacrificed his daughter).
    Thanks!

  16. Have you read Lynn Hiles: “Unforced Rhythms of Grace.”

    • I haven’t Shannon. Thanks for the recommendation.

    • This is the next book I am going to read. After I read the a new one out I just bought….Christians inThe Hand of a Happy God by Jeff Turner. Thanks for this place of safety to come and read and find good books to read and good info.

  17. Grace walk Steve McVey

  18. The first book that the holy spirit used to introduce me to grace is destined to reign by Joseph prince. However, there’s still some questions in my mind that have not been answered.after meditating on the truth in that book. Then god used another book- the normal christian life by watchman nee. I call it the mechanics of Christianity. How bout watchman nee’s classics like sit, walk, and stand?

  19. Leon Minton says:

    Rejecting Religion—Embracing Grace by Greg Albrecht

  20. Bertie Britts, “Born from Innocence”. Absolutely amazing.

  21. Timothy says:

    Paul, have you ever heard of Terry Virgo (New Frontiers)? He has authored several great books including Gods Lavish Grace. He has that particular one in a 3 part video series on his website http://www.terryvirgo.org It is well worth your time. I had been explaining grace to my wife for over a year, but just wasn’t connecting. She heard Terry and in one message she got it and it radically changed her…now she is as turned on to grace as I am and it is awesome. Thanks for all you do Paul, you are a wonderful blessing and I have come to value your opinion.

    p.s. Have you ever heard of E.W. Kenyon? I recently “inherited” some of his books but haven’t read any of them.

    • Thanks for the recommendations. I don’t believe Kenyon wrote any books on the gospel of grace, but he did write on righteousness, which is the door to grace.

  22. Jeff Dietz says:

    Has anybody read “Jesus, the gentle parent”…. awesome grace-based parenting book. A must read

  23. PreciousZik says:

    Hey Paul! I love the great works you are doing! God’s gonna bless and multiply you in such a way that will amaze the whole world in Jesus’ Name. I love u.

  24. Paul, what about ‘No condemnation, a theology of assurance’ from Michael Eaton? One of my favorites. He tackels N.T. Wright very well.

  25. Hi Paul,

    Thanks for your recommendations. To date, the only book I’ve read from this list is yours; ‘Out of the Jungle’, upon subscribing to this website recently. Looks like I have some reading to do! ‘Out of the Jungle’ was an excellent introduction to the concept of grace, by the way.

    Are you familiar with Abiding Life Ministries and the books written by Michael Wells? One of them, ‘Sidetracked in the Wilderness’, provided me my first glimpse of grace. Dr Wells has also written a beautiful picture book entitled ‘The Gardener’s Love’, based on Jesus’ teaching in John 15. Good stuff.

  26. Hi Paul, stumbled on your blog while navigating Andrew Wommack’s website. Enjoyed it thoroughly. Just read your Post on the sovereignty of God and I was blown away. You are so simple and yet so in depth in your articulation of the gospel of grace. Wanted to know if you have heard of Ken Legg. He’s also a grace Preacher in Australia. You both have similar communication styles.
    Zoe, Nigeria

  27. I’d recommend Connie Witter to as an awesome grace teacher & publisher of great books and Bible Studies. Her Because of Jesus is mostly for women, but most of her others are great for both sexes. She has an awesome young girls bible study. I’m currently looking for a young boys grace book or bible study though, do you know of any good resources in that area?

  28. AnneMarie Bohlman says:

    Definitely bookmarking this page, and adding these to my reading list! Thanks, Paul!!

  29. This page is for book reviews, but I thought it the most relevant place to recommend a grace album: ‘Welcome to the New’ by MercyMe. Every song on it proclaims the good news of God’s limitless grace. It’s like they’ve been reading EscapeToReality or something. ;) Definitely worth a listen.

  30. Nick Baldemor says:

    Have your read “Financial Stewardship” by Andrew Wommack? I want to hear your thoughts about it.

    • I haven’t read that one. Did you like it?

      • Nick Baldemor says:

        Yes I did. It was an eye-opener to me. The Lord really opened my eyes to a grace-based way of giving. I always thank my Daddy God for bringing you and Andrew Wommack’s ministry to me, my family and my friends. Grace always, all glory and praise to our sweet and beautiful Savior Jesus Christ forever!

  31. Could you please recommend grace based book for “Men Ministry”.

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