What's So Amazing About Grace? by Philip Yancey
One of the best—if not the best—books I have read on the subject of grace. In fact, one of the best books on any subject I have ever read. It has had a profound influence on me. I have read it several times over the years and I have used illustrations from it quite often in sermons.
Philip Yancey's books are always good reads as they are thought provoking and challenge our faith. What's So Amazing About Grace? is filled with stories about people that live out grace. And it challenges us to live grace ourselves.
Yancey shows how much the world needs grace, and how much people are healed by grace. An amazing book!
The Grace Awakening by Charles Swindoll
Chuck Swindoll is best known for his radio ministry, Insight For Living. He has also written many books, and this is one of his best. Originally published in 1990, it was revised and updated in 2010. Another outstanding treatise on grace.
Swindoll exposes Christian legalism for the grace-killing that it is. Jesus cared more about love than the Law, grace more than a list of rules and requirements.
Swindoll shows how grace can be worked into all aspects of our lives, and how our lives and the lives of those we love can be made better through grace.
Amish Grace by Donald Kraybill, Steven Nolt, & David Weaver-Zercher
In October 2006, the tragic shooting of Amish school children in Nickel Mines, PA captured the hearts and lives of everyone in the US and around the world. What really amazed people and kept them talking, however, was the swift response of forgiveness and grace by the Amish families toward the shooter and his family.
A fantastic book that gives much insight into the Amish way of life and their religious beliefs. By understanding their background we can more easily understand how and why they could respond as they did. And, perhaps, we can more readily emulate their forgiveness and grace toward those who hurt us.