Saturday, December 6, 2014

The Book All Christians Must Read - Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey

Vanishing Grace is another classic work by Philip Yancey. To those that are familiar with the style and writings of Philip Yancey you should not expect anything less what you are used to, and to those that have not yet discovered the genius of Philip Yancey you will understand why he is one of the best authors in the Christian world today.

Philip Yancey has done his research once again and presented how grace is being all but cut out of society and church as a whole. Yancey first deals with the problem that rather than proclaiming the good news Christians today are reviled and are seen as bearers of nothing more than bad news and judgment. Yancey does not simply state this but backs it up with statistical, conversations, and situational evidence all pointing to the sad reality.

Yancey addresses issues such as where we can learn and how we can learn to apply grace, how grace and Christianity fair against other religions and worldviews, and how Christians can move forward and rather than being seen as a nuisance can be the relief to a world in need of grace. What is beautiful about reading any work by Philip Yancey is his attention to detail, his research, quotes, examples, and historical examples. This book is not something simply spewed out of the mind of Philip Yancey rather it is a collection of a vast variety of authors and individuals throughout history shown as examples and quoted to make the points clear. 

This is exactly the book the Christian church needs at this time. Christianity is heading down a slippery slope and if we fail to demonstrate God’s love to others it wont be God’s fault, we will be held responsible. What the world needs now is a dose of grace, if we continue down the road we’re going the results are evident but if we learn from Vanishing Grace our potential and relationships with others as well as God can only grow deeper.
Thank you to Zondervan for blessing me with this book in exchange for my honest opinions and review.

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