Wednesday, October 9, 2013

One Way Love by Tullian Tchividjian (With Giveaway) #OneWayLove @PastorTullian

One Way LoveOne Way Love: Inexhaustible Grace For an Exhausted World
  • Written by Tullian Tchividjian
  • Published by David C. Cook
  • Released October 1, 2013
  • 240 Pages - English Language - Paperback
  • List Price $14.99
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One Way Love is a new book by Tullian Tchividjian.  If you are not familiar with him, he is the grandson of Billy Graham and the Senior Pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  He is also the founder of LIBERATE - a faith community which organizes a yearly conference featuring inspiring sessions by popular Christian personalities.

This easy to read paperback is all about God's good Grace.  Pastor Tchividjian wants to tell the Christians who are strongly focused on the Law that there is more.  The Laws are important, but so is the humility to admit that we may not match our glowing exteriors.  The reason that Jesus came and died on the cross was because we are broken and need saving.  All of us!  

There is a tendency sometimes to consider our holiness based on how much we do rather than the quality of our relationship with God.  When we contemplate that fact for any period of time the absurdity of it becomes more apparent.  Yes, God wants us to honor Him, yes, he covets our prayers and good works, but if we are not bringing Him our brokenness and pain we are missing the point.  His Mercy and Grace are so abundant!  Why don't more people know this?

I have personally found that if I can be still and receive these gifts living a Christian life doesn't seem like deprivation or work.  It flows more naturally and easily.  It is so much better to lay my flaws at His feet than to engage in the tiring and impossible work of trying to fix myself while still holding on - or worse - trying to cover and deny these flaws.  Once I share them with God and truly let go I want to shed them and I do so gladly!

The author and I part ways in some of our thinking.  As a Roman Catholic I do not subscribe to the Five Solae, and the premise of the book does have Sola Gratia (Grace Alone) as its root.  Even if I don't Sola, I absolutely cling to Gratia and I do want everyone to know God's Grace and Mercy.  I also know that most of my readers are more aligned with the author's view of Christianity and you will surely enjoy this book.  It is filled with great illustrative stories, great insight, and plenty of loving encouragement.

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