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In 1987, an IRA bomb buried Gordon Wilson and his twenty-year-old daughter beneath five feet of rubble. Gordon alone survived. And forgave. He said of the bombers, " I have lost my daughter, but I bear no grudge . . . I shall pray, tonight and every night, that God will forgive them." His words caught the media's ears -- and out of one man's grief, the world got a glimpse of grace. Grace is the church's great distinctive. It's the one thing the world cannot duplicate, and the one thing it craves above all else -- for only grace can bring hope and transformation to a jaded world. In What's So Amazing About Grace? award-winning author Philip Yancey explores grace at street level. If grace is God's love for the undeserving, he asks, then what does it look like in action? And if Christians are its sole dispensers, then how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy? Yancey sets grace in the midst of life's stark images, tests its mettle against horrific "ungrace." Can grace survive in the midst of such atrocities as the Nazi holocaust? Can it triumph over the brutality of the Ku Klux Klan? Should any grace at all be shown to the likes of Jeffrey Dahmer, who killed and cannibalized seventeen young men? Grace does not excuse sin, says Yancey, but it treasures the sinner. True grace is shocking, scandalous. It shakes our conventions with its insistence on getting close to sinners and touching them with mercy and hope. It forgives the unfaithful spouse, the racist, the child abuser. It loves today's AIDS-ridden addict as much as the tax collector of Jesus' day. In his most personal and provocative book ever, Yancey offers compelling, true portraits of grace's life-changing power. He searches for its presence in his own life and in the church. He asks, How can Christians contend graciously with moral issues that threaten all they hold dear? And he challenges us to become living answers to a world that desperately wants to know, What's So Amazing About Grace?
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This book will touch everyone at the core of their soul.
Philip says it best when he describes "grace" as the one unique word that distinguishes authentic Christianity throughout the ages. It's what I need every day; it's likely what you desire every day. Philip's book will prod us all to receive grace and dispense it. The results will surprise and delight us.
Philip Yancey serves as editor-at-large for Christianity Today magazine. He has written thirteen Gold Medallion Award-winning books and won two ECPA Book of the Year awards for What's So Amazing About Grace? and The Jesus I Never Knew. Four of his books have sold over one million copies. Yancey lives with his wife in Colorado. Website: www.philipyancey.com
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Book Description Zondervan, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0310213274
Book Description Zondervan. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0310213274 Dispatched from London. Seller Inventory # Z0310213274ZN
Book Description Zondervan, 1997. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0310213274
Book Description Zondervan, Grand Rapids MI, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Assumed First. SIGNED BY PHILIP YANCEY and received new from him at new release book signing; shelved and unhandled until this offering. Mint condition. Contents has four parts: How Sweet the Sound - Breaking the Cycle of Ungrace - Scant of Scandal - Grace Notes for a Deaf World. At time of this release Yancey was editor-in-chief of Christianity Today. Unique stlye of this popular author. Signed copy for the collector. Seller Inventory # 004001
Book Description Zondervan. Condition: Brand New. THIS IS A 1997 HARDCOVER BOOK IT HAS NO DUST COVER BUT IS DUST COVER CLEAN THE BOOK IS IN PRISTINE CONDITION. Seller Inventory # 26842
Book Description Zondervan, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110310213274