Tuesday, November 8, 2011

The Grace Effect: Book Review & Giveaway

Grace. What is Grace? For some, it may be the name of the girl next door, a daughter or girlfriend. For Christians, believers in Christ, you always hear of God's grace but sometimes it may take a while to fully grasp the full meaning of what true "grace" is.

I am currently reading a book and get to give away a copy of this book to one of my readers called "The Grace Effect" by Larry Taunton.

Watch this video as Larry, himself talks about his story.

Here is an excerpt from the publishers on the book:

"Simply defined, the ‘grace effect’ is an observable phenomenon—that life is demonstrably better where authentic Christianity flourishes.”

What does Christianity give us beyond televangelists, potlucks, and bad basketball leagues? Not much, according to the secular Left. The world, they say, would be a better place without it.

Historian and Christian apologist Larry Taunton has spent much of his career refuting just this sort of thinking, but when he encounters Sasha, a golden-haired orphan girl whose life has been shaped by atheistic theorists, he discovers an unlikely champion for the transforming power of grace.

Through the narrative of Sasha’s redemption, we see the false promises of socialism; the soul-destroying influence of unbelief; and how a society cultivates its own demise when it rejects the ultimate source of grace. We see, in short, the kind of world the atheists would give us: a world without Christianity—cold, pitiless, and graceless.

And yet, as Sasha shows us, it is a world that is not beyond the healing power of “the grace effect.” Occasionally infuriating, often amusing, but always inspiring, The Grace Effect will have you cheering for the courageous little girl who shamed the academic elitists of our day."

I am not an expert on grace. I know that I do not deserve the grace of God, but because I believe in Jesus Christ I am given grace unconditionally. I look forward to finishing this book and learning more from little Sasha. I have such a huge heart for this little girl who I already love so much. Her adoption story is so powerful, as with any adoption story, but hers is extra special because of the grace of God. I can't wait to see the transformation that is promised. I also look forward to being able to give one of my readers a copy of this book to read and reflect on. Please be sure to enter the easy Rafflecopter entry form below!

The Grace Effect is now available at Amazon. You can also visit Fixed Point Foundation for more information on upcoming events and messages.

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