Wife, Mummy, Nurse: From Good to Grace #Book #Review #Giveaway

01 April 2015

From Good to Grace #Book #Review #Giveaway

This post is sponsored by Family Christian.



I was born in a home where both parents are Christians. I do not remember a time when I was not a Christian. Growing up, I believed (and still believe) that Jesus was a real and perfect person, that He died for my sins, rose from the dead, and is now in heaven.

As my faith matured, I trusted that I was saved by faith and not by my works, but in reality, my thoughts still believed that I had to do something myself. I would beat myself up if I skipped reading my Bible, and even think, "I'm not a Christian. I don't read my Bible like I should. I did not spend my 30 minutes in God's word three times this week." Looking back, I viewed God more of a taskmaster than a loving Father sent His son to earth, to live a perfect life, to take my sins (my wickedness) on Him, and die for them. Because of Christ, I am now righteous in God's eyes.

In From Good to Grace: Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel, Christine Hoover paints a similar picture of this from her life. Many people will find her thoughts resonating with them. From Good to Grace is divided into three parts:
Part One Good, Bye
Part Two From Good to Grace: Receiving
Part Three From Good to Grace: Responding

My thoughts: I read this book quickly, because I could not put it down, but now I'm re-reading (slowly this time) it to get some more truths (treasures of wisdom/encouragement) from it. If you are like me and think that you can attain God's love by doing good works, this book is for you.

Looking back, especially during my junior high, high school, and college years, I realize I did things (reading my Bible, prayer, going to church, tithing, etc.) not out of a love for God, but out of pride (I wanted to look like a good Christian).
God's love must be the motivation for our service or we turn instead to selfish ambition, obligation, pride, or any number of things that quickly grow burdensome and tiresome. (140)
Don't get me wrong. The things I did out of pride and selfishness are good things to do, but they should be done because of God's love for us.  

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I was sent From Good to Grace for the purpose of review.
All opinions are my own.

10 comments:

  1. I've been wanting to read this book so I would probably buy it!

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  2. I also am looking forward to reading this book

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  3. This book sounds great! I'm planning to head over the Family Christian Stores soon to pick up discount holiday stuff for next year.

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  4. I had a similar epiphany while reading Max Lucado's In the Grip of Grace a while back. Grace is so amazing and so hard to wrap our heads and hearts around! Thanks for sharing this at Booknificent Thursday!
    Tina

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  5. I would buy the Maude Asbury Geofabulous Collection - Pocket-Size Notebook. So cute!!!! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  6. Yet another book for my to-read list! It's getting totally out of hand, lol
    Sounds like an excellent book!

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  7. i would buy a journal,,i like the Saved: A Journal

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  8. Jeremy Camp CD. Thank you for the chance :)

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