From Good to Grace: Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel by Christine Hoover
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“God is calling you to something greater than good. So many of us feel as if we do not do enough and, in fact, are not enough. We try hard to be good–a good friend, mom, wife, Christian, employee, or ministry leader–hoping for that “atta-girl” from God, some heavenly assertion that we matter. In the process, we find ourselves living by a lesser gospel: the gospel of goodness. It’s a gospel without grace, and in the end, it’s good for nothing.”
While written mainly to women, From Good to Grace: Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel by Christine Hoover is a book that will touch so many of us – men and women alike. How many of us feel that, though we have received forgiveness and new life that somehow we still must work for it… that we don’t deserve it… almost as if we “owe” for it.
By way of sharing stories of her own life and struggles as a pastor’s wife, mother, and speaker, the author brings us into her personal journey of redemption and the joy of serving God out of obligation through her works, to loving and serving God with great joy. Read this book, and then read it again. Let the words of freedom and grace take root in you because God is indeed calling you to something greater than good.
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