Wild Grace: What Happens when Grace Happens
by Max Lucado
Today’s teens are being shaped by the pressures and disappointments of the world. But Max Lucado encourages them to take a close look at what can shape their hearts and their futures from the inside out—God’s grace.
As Max explains, "God’s grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A whitewater, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you." Wild Grace gives teens an understanding of how grace can change their lives in powerful ways, even when those lives are messed up, off track, or in trouble. Each chapter describes another miracle that happens when we allow God’s grace to work on us and through us:
“Grace is God’s decision to change everything. Good-bye, earthly labels. Stupid. Unpopular. Ugly. Failure. No longer. You aren’t who they say you are. You are who He says you are. Spiritually alive. Connected to God. Amazing.”
Teens will be convinced that God knew what He was doing when He made them and His grace is always there, ready to work wonders that are bigger than anything this world has to offer.
Which is ridiculous, really. Because this is Max we're talking about here. Since when are his books anything less than 5 star quality?
This book is good. Lucado good.
I adored it. Not only that, I read it in three hours. I couldn't put it down.
It gives you small clip-its of real life stories and situations that teens face in life. And beyond that, it gives you hope. Lucado takes the situations, explains how you're not alone in these situations, and then gives hope for healing. Grace, he says, is a white water riptide that turns you upside down. It comes after you.
And boy does it!
Lucado ties in real life to biblical times and the bow on top of it all is grace. Wild grace. Grace that comes in powerful, unrelenting waves that knock you off your feet. See how Jesus reacts to the woman caught in adultery. Stand in her shoes as Lucado describes the setting as only he can do. Listen to the sound of stones dropping around her -- the sound of grace.
Where are your accusers? Jesus doesn't just speak to the woman when he asks that question. He's speaking to you. Where are your accusers? Thanks to grace, they stand without stones.
Brilliantly done. As per usual, Max Lucado delivers another completely stunning book in his unique voice.
Absolutely five stars from me.
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