Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Courageous Grace by Gayle Haggard

*I received this complimentary copy from Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for this review.

What would you do if your spouse was cast in a national scandal? How would you respond when it came out that a homosexual affair occurred? Gayle Haggard, through a difficult process, chose to extend grace. The book is then about her studies on grace, how she practically applied it her life, and how the reader should apply it to his/her life as well.

Grace is much needed in the church today as many will be vehement against a leader when he/she falls without giving grace. Christ himself gave grace to a woman caught in adultery but many feel that leaders must maintain an almost God-like perfection. Haggard challenges this notion with the truth that God has extended so much grace to us that we in turn should be willing to extend grace to others.

It may be a leader or it may be the co-worker in the cubicle next to you. Either way, instead of asserting our rights we should be more apt to love and give grace as a default. This book gives suggestions for that and an example of someone who understands that giving grace may not be easy but it is the right thing to do.

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