"Have you been changed by grace?" In this insightful book, Brad Wilcox explores this life-altering question in depth. Christians throughout the centuries have used grace to describe God's favor, goodwill, and love. However, grace is more than a description of God's attributes. It is the help, power, and strength He offers as we choose to engage with Him in striving to attain those attributes. Grace is different from the Atonement. It is not Christ's suffering, death, and Resurrection. Rather, grace is the power that flows from those sacred moments. Grace is not a priesthood ordinance, but essential ordinances invite greater and greater endowments of grace into our lives. Grace is a divine gift, but like any gift, it must be received.
In this book, Brother Wilcox uses real-life stories and personal experiences to demonstrate how we can choose to receive Christ's grace more fully. In addition to using Paul's teachings in the Bible, Brother Wilcox draws from the scriptures of the Restoration, the teachings of modern prophets, and sacred hymns to explain complex doctrines in simple and memorable ways. This allows us to understand how a covenant relationship with God and Christ can help us and those we love escape the bondage of addictions. he teaches how through the Holy Ghost—the messenger of grace—God can strengthen and save but also transform us.
This book is filled with hope. God's help is not a prize for the righteous. It is the source of righteousness. His grace is not a reward for the worth. It is the source of worthiness. It is not waiting for us once we change. It is the power we need throughout the entire perfecting process.
|Published||Deseret Book 2017|
|Size||6 x 8|
|Book on CD||Unabridged, 5 discs|
I loved this book. I have read all of Brad Wilcox's books and I have enjoyed this book as much as any of his other books. I knew that I would learn from this book, and I did. I didn't just read the book, I took the time to understand the principles that Brad was talking about. As I read I realized how many times I have experienced the Grace of Heavenly Father and His Son in my life. It was explained in such a way that Grace makes sense to me and in ways I would never have thought of. I was so excited to share these concepts with my friends as I read. Brad made Grace so easy to understand. A person can't go wrong by reading and studying this book. I will be reading it again. Brad Wilcox lives these principles and he understands them. I have known Brad for many years and so I am comfortable saying these things. Even though he is L.D.S. anybody wanting to understand Grace better would be comfortable reading this book.
One of the greatest things I love about Brad Wilcox is that he teaches through stories. I love the stories he shares! This book will help you understand the enabling power of the Atonement-- GRACE. Powerful! Thought-provoking! FANTASTIC BOOK!
This book is amazing! It is easy to read and enjoyable. The stories are wonderful. It has definitely expanded my understanding of God's grace. It has made the doctrine of Grace much clearer to me. I just finished reading it and I will certainly read it again, probably more than once more. Absolutely worth reading and sharing. Love it.