Just Seconds ago I finished reading The Grace Effect. To say I am overwhelmed is an understatement. I fear I will not be able to give this book the review it deserves. My heart is swollen with joy! Mr. Taunton has effectively and passionately given words to the mystery of grace as believed by the Christian, through the account of adopting his daughter from the Ukraine.
About The Grace Effect:
"Simply defined, the ‘grace effect’ is an observable phenomenon—that life is demonstrably better where authentic Christianity flourishes.”
What does Christianity give us beyond televangelists, potlucks, and bad basketball leagues? Not much, according to the secular Left. The world, they say, would be a better place without it.
Historian and Christian apologist Larry Taunton has spent much of his career refuting just this sort of thinking, but when he encounters Sasha, a golden-haired orphan girl whose life has been shaped by atheistic theorists, he discovers an unlikely champion for the transforming power of grace.
Through the narrative of Sasha’s redemption, we see the false promises of socialism; the soul-destroying influence of unbelief; and how a society cultivates its own demise when it rejects the ultimate source of grace. We see, in short, the kind of world the atheists would give us: a world without Christianity—cold, pitiless, and graceless.
And yet, as Sasha shows us, it is a world that is not beyond the healing power of “the grace effect.” Occasionally infuriating, often amusing, but always inspiring, The Grace Effect will have you cheering for the courageous little girl who shamed the academic elitists of our day. (from the Publisher)
I finish this book feeling inspired and even empowered to continue living out my faith and sharing the Grace that I have so undeservedly been given.
If you are looking to be inspired, if you are looking for “proof” that Grace is still alive and flourishing today and if you want read a heartfelt account of an adoption that is so beautiful it leaves you breathless, you must read The Grace Effect. You can find a copy here and read more about the author and the interesting ministry/career he has here.
What a GREAT book! Highly recommended!
I almost forgot!! I get to giveaway a copy too! Yay! Think FREE Christmas gift!! To enter, please just leave a comment telling me something that you are thankful for (since it’s almost Thanksgiving) and include a way to for me to contact you should you win!
I’ll draw the winner on 11-18-11 at 9pm.
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