Nothing is more scandalous, life-changing, and Christ-reflecting than grace. Grace is a tough subject in terms of Christian theology because godly men and great scholars disagree on the intricacies of how we’re to live under it. Here are five books on the subject of grace, which actually offer some diversity of opinion…

The Grace AwakeningThe Grace Awakening

By Charles R. Swindoll

Experience the classic work of Charles Swindoll updated and relaunched for a new generation of readers. In this best-selling classic, Charles Swindoll urges you not to miss out on living a grace-filled life. Freedom and joy, not demands and duties, await all who believe in our Lord Jesus Christ. For a growing number of people who feel that there should be something more to their walk with God than the sometimes grim face of religion, The Grace Awakening offers a glorious alternative: the truth that sets us free.

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The Case for Grace: A Journalist Explores the Evidence of Transformed Lives, HardcoverThe Case for Grace

By Lee Strobel

In The Case for Grace, Lee Strobel uses his journalistic skill to tell true stories of lives transformed by the grace of God, including his own. Discover the “how” and “why” behind God’s redeeming love! Traveling 16,470 miles to uncover powerful personal stories from across the world, Strobel offers the experiences of orphans, addicts, wayward children, prisoners, and murderers as examples of God’s amazing grace. Each interview reveals a different aspect of the Lord’s forgiveness—and its transforming power in lives and relationships.

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Transforming GraceTransforming Grace

By Jerry Bridges

Funny how the riches of God’s grace seem to run out the moment we’re saved! From then on, we tend to base our relationship with him on our accomplishments rather than on his unconditional acceptance. In “Transforming Grace” Bridges addresses the “performance treadmill” and what can happen when we forget how generous God’s grace is. Come back to the love that’s waiting for you, and learn to trust His grace every day.

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45653: What"s So Amazing About Grace?What’s So Amazing About Grace?

By Philip Yancey

Grace is the church’s great distinctive. It’s the one thing the world cannot duplicate, and the one thing it craves above all else for only grace can bring hope and transformation to a jaded world.In What’s So Amazing About Grace?, award-winning author Philip Yancey explores grace at street level. What is grace? If grace is God’s love for the undeserving, then what does it look like in action? If Christians are its sole dispensers, how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy?

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 challenges us to become living answers to a world that desperately wants to know What’s So Amazing About Grace?

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940800: Grace for Godly Living: Allowing God"s Grace to Produce a Godly LifeGrace for Godly Living

By Paul Chappell

True grace teaches us to deny ungodliness and to live soberly and righteously. True grace will transform us into the image of Christ and compel us toward God and away from sin. In these pages, you will discover that God’s grace at work in your life will not only compel you to live a godly lifestyle, but it will give you a spiritual maturity and humility towards those who do not.

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911769: Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We ImagineGrace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine

By Max Lucado

In Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine, Max Lucado calls readers back to consider the abundant richness of God’s offer. It’s an offer to live a changed life, a call to genuine transformation and the courage to see it through. Don’t let grace pass you by. When you let it in, it will rock your world, and change your heart.

Grace isn’t a nice idea. It’s not a song lyric, or a warm, fuzzy feeling. It’s the radical life of Christ lived in you. Grace gives you the freedom to love the unlovable, and forgive the unforgivable, because you know how much you’re loved, and know how much you’ve been forgiven.

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407885: Charis: God"s Scandalous Grace for UsCharis: God’s Scandalous Grace for Us

By Preston Sprinkle

God’s grace can be so freeing that it can turn the world upside down! Accompany Sprinkle on an epic exploration of God’s generous character, where you’ll meet harlots who’ve been hugged, enemies who’ve been forgiven, bad people who’ve received good things from their Creator, and a loving God who delights in redeeming the unredeemable.

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063039: Transforming GraceTransforming Grace

By Jerry Bridges

Funny how the riches of God’s grace seem to run out the moment we’re saved! From then on, we tend to base our relationship with him on our accomplishments rather than on his unconditional acceptance. In “Transforming Grace” Bridges addresses the “performance treadmill” and what can happen when we forget how generous God’s grace is. Come back to the love that’s waiting for you, and learn to trust His grace every day.

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