Monday, May 10, 2010
Are you truly amazed by Gods grace? Or have you grown accustomed to it? Yes, we sing of Gods Amazing Grace, but do you truly understand what you as a Christian have experienced in receiving the grace of God? Or do you take divine grace for granted?
In By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me, Dr. Sinclair B. Ferguson laments that we have lost the joy and energy that is experienced when grace seems truly amazing. In an effort to restore the wonder of divine grace, he reflects on it from seven angles, each built around a stanza from a rich but little-known hymn, O How the Grace of God Amazes Me, written by Emmanuel T. Sibomana, a pastor in the African nation of Burundi.
This book poses probing questions for todays believer: If I am not amazed by Gods grace, can I really be living in it? Can I really be tasting, and savoring, and delighting in it? But those willing to delve into Gods Word with Dr. Ferguson will come away with a deeper astonishment at the depths of Gods grace.