Excerpt from Vanishing Grace:
“I have tried to listen to the uncommitted, not as opponents but as seekers who are still looking.
Why did they leave and church and perhaps the faith? What can we learn from them, and how can we invite them back? Can the good news, once spoiled, ever sound good again?
Jesus ‘came from the Father, full of grace and truth,’ wrote John in the preface to his gospel. The church has worked tirelessly on the truth part of that formula: witness the church councils, creeds, volumes of theology, and denominational splits over minor points of doctrine.
I yearn for the church to compete just as hard in conveying what Paul calls the ‘incomparable riches’ of God’s grace. Often, it seems, we’re perceived more as guilt dispensers than as grace dispensers.”
– Philip Yancey
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Every day in October I’m sharing a short quote on grace from a favorite book.
- Know God more; love God more
- You can’t contain all God’s grace