Grace is one of the most important words in the Christian vocabulary, and yet it’s so often misunderstood. If the church wakes up to the robust power of grace, a spiritual awakening is imminent.
Nothing is more scandalous, life-changing, and Christ-reflecting than grace. Grace is a tough subject in terms of Christian theology because godly men and great scholars disagree on the intricacies of how we’re to live under it. Here are some of the best books on the subject of grace, which actually offer some diversity of opinion…
The Grace Awakening
By Charles R. Swindoll
Experience the classic work of Charles Swindoll updated and relaunched for a new generation of readers. In this best-selling classic, Charles Swindoll urges you not to miss out on living a grace-filled life. Freedom and joy, not demands and duties, await all who believe in our Lord Jesus Christ. For a growing number of people who feel that there should be something more to their walk with God than the sometimes grim face of religion, The Grace Awakening offers a glorious alternative: the truth that sets us free.
The Grace of God
By Andy Stanley
Nobody deserves the sin-free life and glorious future that God offers—but remarkably, it’s ours for the taking because of God’s grace! Join Pastor Stanley as he warns against the pitfalls of legalism and explores the transforming power of God’s unmerited favor, lavish love, and kindness. Then come to terms with your own “grace story”!
Why Grace Changes Everything: The Key That Unlocks God’s Blessings
By: Chuck Smith
Grace is a word we all love to hear, but do we really know what it means? With insights gleaned from his own life, Pastor Chuck Smith unfolds the mystery of grace and reveals a surprising truth: we can never grow in grace by our own efforts. Grace flows from the heart of the Father through the love of Jesus Christ. Discover anew the love and grace of God for you.
The Case for Grace
By Lee Strobel
In The Case for Grace, Lee Strobel uses his journalistic skill to tell true stories of lives transformed by the grace of God, including his own. Discover the “how” and “why” behind God’s redeeming love! Traveling 16,470 miles to uncover powerful personal stories from across the world, Strobel offers the experiences of orphans, addicts, wayward children, prisoners, and murderers as examples of God’s amazing grace. Each interview reveals a different aspect of the Lord’s forgiveness—and its transforming power in lives and relationships.
Grace Is Greater: God’s Plan to Overcome Your Past, Redeem Your Pain, and Rewrite Your Story
By Kyle Idleman
The writer of the letter to the Hebrews said, “See to it that no one misses the grace of God.” Over the centuries much ink has been spilled on the subject of grace. Yet perhaps nothing is as hard to explain as God’s grace. It doesn’t make sense. It’s not fair. It can’t possibly cover over what I’ve done. The best way–perhaps the only real way–to understand it is to experience it. But too often in our churches we’re not getting grace across and grace is not experienced.
What’s So Amazing About Grace?
By Philip Yancey
Philip Yancey explores grace at street level. What is grace? If grace is God’s love for the undeserving, then what does it look like in action? If Christians are its sole dispensers, how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy? In his most personal and provocative book ever, Yancey offers compelling, true portraits of grace’s life-changing power.
Grace for Godly Living: Allowing God’s Grace to Produce a Godly Life
By Paul Chappell
True grace teaches us to deny ungodliness and to live soberly and righteously. True grace will transform us into the image of Christ and compel us toward God and away from sin. In these pages, you will discover that God’s grace at work in your life will not only compel you to live a godly lifestyle, but it will give you a spiritual maturity and humility towards those who do not.
Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine
By Max Lucado
As believers in Christ, we claim to understand grace. From Sunday school to adulthood we’ve been taught that we’re saved by grace. We know the Bible verses and the sinner’s prayer, but have we really taken hold of it? Or rather, has it taken hold of us? Grace isn’t a nice idea. It’s not a song lyric, or a warm, fuzzy feeling. It’s the radical life of Christ lived in you. Grace gives you the freedom to love the unlovable, and forgive the unforgivable, because you know how much you’re loved, and know how much you’ve been forgiven.
Charis: God’s Scandalous Grace for Us
By Preston Sprinkle
God’s grace can be so freeing that it can turn the world upside down! Accompany Sprinkle on an epic exploration of God’s generous character, where you’ll meet harlots who’ve been hugged, enemies who’ve been forgiven, bad people who’ve received good things from their Creator, and a loving God who delights in redeeming the unredeemable.
All of Grace
By Charles H. Spurgeon
In an age of limited travel and isolated nations, Charles Haddon Spurgeon preached to over 10,000,000 people in person! In this classic work, he presents a clear and compelling message of salvation—showing man’s ultimate need and God’s unique provision. A treasure for honest seekers and the believers who desire to reach them.