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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson (Oct. 19 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0849948142
  • ISBN-13: 978-0849948145
  • Product Dimensions: 23.5 x 15.9 x 2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 907 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #520,914 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Andy Stanley is a communicator, author, and pastor, He founded Atlanta-based North Point Ministries in 1995. Today, NPM is comprised of six churches in the Atlanta area, as well as a network of 30 churches around the globe. He is host of NBC’s Your Move with Andy Stanley, reaching over 36 million viewers, and author of 20-plus books. He is considered one of the most influential pastors in America. Andy and his wife, Sandra, have three grown children and live near Atlanta.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Brett Andrews on Feb. 25 2011
Format: Paperback
Like at least one other reviewer I was hesitant to read The Grace of God. My hesitation, remarkably, was because I have read many books on the subject and came away feeling either chastised or bored. I was pleasantly surprised by Andy Stanley's treatment of the subject and found the book quite refreshing!

The Grace of God is an enjoyable and easy read not because it is simplistic but rather Stanley's down to earth style shines through each chapter. He is a great storyteller and is at his best when he is retelling familiar biblical stories. Andy Stanley's treatment of the subject of God's grace throughout the Old Testament was especially interesting and unusual in that not a lot of writers focus on God's grace as evidenced in the Old Testament. His retelling of the story of Jonah in particular was captivating as he drew out significant insights from the text that I had glossed over on many occasions. His conclusion that "grace has two sides: It is something to be received. It is something to be extended" is quite obvious but the journey of how he comes to that conclusion is fascinating and inspirational. His retelling of the stories of David and Nicodemus were also quite memorable.

Grace is the thread that holds God's story together in Stanley's understanding and he makes the truth of this challenging without making one feel defeated. His applications,insights and encouragement for us to make grace known to all people not just those inside the church is heartfelt and compelling!

This book was provided to me by Thomas Nelson Publishers and Graf-Martin Communications.

Dr. Brett Andrews, YFC Canada and Emmanuel Bible College
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By S. J. Bedard on Nov. 29 2010
Format: Hardcover
Andy Stanley's new book, The Grace of God, is written on a familiar but often misunderstood topic. We are drawn to grace and at the same time are afraid of grace, whether from losing control over our own circumstances or the potential of opening the doors to an 'everything goes' lifestyle. This book is a look at a number of examples of grace in the Bible including Adam and Eve, Abraham, Joseph and Judah, Moses, Rahab, David, Jonah, Matthew, Nicodemus, Samaritan Woman, Stephen/Paul/Thief and James' declaration about the Gentiles.

Andy is a master story teller and he is able to bring Bible stories, some well known and some obscure, alive and present them in fresh ways. While the entire book is great, my favorite part was the first half which deals with the Old Testament. It is easy to see grace in the New Testament, but sometimes this is unfairly contrasted with the the Old Testament. Andy presents grace in places that we have perhaps never seen before. I also enjoyed his conclusion and his creative way of retelling the parable of the Prodigal Son. This is a great book for Christians who have lost sight of grace and for seekers trying to discover what Christianity is really supposed to be about.

Book has been provided courtesy of Thomas Nelson and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available now at your favourite bookseller.
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By Pastor Rob on Nov. 29 2010
Format: Paperback
The Grace Of God, is an attempt by Andy Stanley to celebrate the richness and greatness of God's grace, overflowing from Biblical content.

It is a well written book that seeks to move the reader through the bible to see the greatness of grace.

I appreciated Stanley's willingness to tackle difficult passages, and not avoid the richness of God's grace in the entire Bible. The main weakness that I saw in the book is that it does not spend the time needed to dig deeper through some of the more intense Old Testament passages. That being said the book is written to be easily read and understood and I am not sure a deeper look at the harder passages would have still accomplished this mission.

I am appreciative of both the topic, and the way that it was dealt with. A worthwhile read that I hope helps people know more about God's grace, and rest in His grace with joy.

Book Provided To Me By: Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. for review.IE: THE GRACE OF GOD
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By Kevin Martineau on Nov. 17 2010
Format: Paperback
Grace. A simple word (with incredible implications) that has become unnecessarily complicated. Grace is the offer of exactly what we don't deserve. It is something that we all want to receive when we have blown it but it the last thing we want to give when someone has hurt us or the ones we love. That's the struggle of grace.

Over the last while, I have been thinking a lot about grace. Every time I think I have a handle on grace, I realize that I am not even close to fully understanding it. Recently, I just finished reading Andy Stanley's book "The Grace of God." Wow! What a powerful book! The book has expanded my view of grace once again!

In "The Grace of God.", Andy Stanley shares the story of grace by starting at the beginning, that is the literal beginning, creation. He demonstrates how the creation of the universe was a marvelous act of grace. Stanley asks the question: "What did we do to deserve this incredible, pristine abundance? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. That's grace" (pg. 8).

Throughout the rest of the book, Stanley shares the story of grace by looking at a broad range of characters who were at a time in their lives when his or her future hung in the balance. Some of these characters are: Adam and Eve, Abraham, Judah, David, Jonah, Rahab, Matthew, Paul and a host of others. Stanley demonstrates that for them all, it is God's grace that tipped the scale in their favour.

Throughout the book, Stanley helps the reader to discover that in some ways these stories of grace are our stories as well. For just like everyone who is mentioned in the Bible, we too, need grace. But according to Stanley, "not just any grace. The grace of God" (pg. xv).

Once I started this book I found it very hard to put down.
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