There are hundreds of grace-based articles here on E2R. So many to choose from. If you’re new to grace, where do you start? Right here…
My new book, Grace Classics, is officially released today. It is a collection of the very best articles from E2R along with reflections and stories about how each was conceived and received. Here’s an excerpt:
Christ offers us an unfair exchange; our life for his. God favors us with this exchange. We give him our sinful selves and get everything in return. A law mindset looks at what we give up (nothing you could keep), but a grace mindset rejoices at what he offers in return (everything!).
And here’s another:
The story of my life is this: I made a plan; God had a better one. I thought I could attain a certain level; God took me higher. This pattern has been repeated so frequently I often wonder if my best-laid plans are nothing more than set-ups for divine jokes, as though God was saying, “You thought you were going to accomplish what by when? That’s funny!”
I have learned not to hold tightly to my plans and that when you walk after the spirit—when you are open to his gentle leading and direction—God will often take you places that were far better than you could imagine or conceive. My plans may be jokes, but the good news is that God’s punch lines are awesome.
I have been working on this book for several months and it has been a joy revisiting old articles and seeing how readers have responded to them. Some have raised follow-up questions, while others have wondered about contrary scriptures. I discuss some of these responses in the book.
If the original articles here on E2R are the rehearsal, then this book is the concert performance.
As with Grace Disco, Grace Classics is super-cheap. My aim is to spread the word of grace as far and wide as possible. If you’re looking for a good introduction to the gospel of grace, or if you want to share the good news of God’s unconditional love with friends and family, then this is the book for you. (To celebrate the release of the book, email me a receipt showing you ordered ten or more copies before tomorrow, we’ll send you ten autographed book plates!)
Live outside the US? Buy Grace Classics from the Book Depository and they’ll ship it to you for free!
Other purchase options can be found here.