Every Thursday, from 01/18/2018 to 05/31/2018, 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
What's So Amazing about Grace?
By Philip Yancey
Primetimers is a weekly study led by our Lead Pastor, Andy Voelker.
They meet most Thursdays, and gather together for occasional potluck luncheons.
In January 2018, Primetimers will began a new study with Philip Yancey's bestselling book, What’s So Amazing About Grace? Books available at Primetimers meetings for $10.
In What's So Amazing About Grace, award-winning author Philip Yancey explores grace at street level. If grace is God’s love for the undeserving, he asks, then what does it look like in action? And if Christians are its sole dispensers, then how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy? Yancey sets grace in the midst of life’s stark images, tests its mettle against horrific "ungrace." Can grace survive in the midst of such atrocities as the Nazi holocaust? Can it triumph over the brutality of the Ku Klux Klan? Should any grace at all be shown to the likes of Jeffrey Dahmer, who killed and cannibalized seventeen young men? Grace does not excuse sin, says Yancey, but it treasures the sinner.
True grace is shocking, scandalous. It shakes our conventions with its insistence on getting close to sinners and touching them with mercy and hope. It forgives the unfaithful spouse, the racist, the child abuser. It loves today’s AIDS-ridden addict as much as the tax collector of Jesus’ day.
In his most personal and provocative book ever, Yancey offers compelling, true portraits of grace’s life-changing power. He searches for its presence in his own life and in the church. He asks, How can Christians contend graciously with moral issues that threaten all they hold dear? And he challenges us to become living answers to a world that desperately wants to know, What’s So Amazing About Grace?
There is nothing we can do to make God love us more.
There is nothing we can do to make God love us less.
- Philip Yancey