Saturday, September 12, 2015

From Good to Grace

From Good to Grace: Letting Go of the Goodness GospelMany women feel as if they do not do enough and are not enough. They're always trying hard to be good: a good friend, mom, wife, Christian, employee, or ministry leader, hoping for that "atta-girl" from God. With compelling illustrations from her own life, Christine Hoover leads readers to the understanding that they're living by a lesser gospel, the gospel of goodness, one without Christ's grace. Relying on Scripture, they can start asking, "What does God want "for" me?" before asking, "What does God want "from" me?" Women will breathe a sigh of relief at this powerful message of freedom and hope. Rather than serving God out of obligation or duty, they'll be compelled to love and serve God with great joy.

This book is a little harder for me to review than recent titles I have read.  I feel conflicted.  I ABSOLUTELY love the message of this book.  A life with Jesus does not have to be perfect, just filled with grace, for yourself and others.  However, I felt that many times the same ideas were repeated over and over.  I think this book could have been broken down into more sections to break up the thoughts.  It just started to feel like it was repeating itself.  Again, the message it was relaying was exactly what I needed to read, but I found myself often zoning out because it just all ran together.  I guess what I am trying to say is as much as I think the message is beautiful and one so many need to hear, this book could use some more editing.  If you are looking to change your mindset of trying to be "good" all the time, this book will help you see what you can discover.

 * I received this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review *

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