From Good to Grace

Hoover, Christine. From Good to Grace: Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel. Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Books. 2015.

SUMMARY:
graceMany will relate to the “goodness gospel”…try harder, go to church more, obey, have better faith, discipline yourself…all thoughts that surround the word “good” rather than “grace”. Struggling with a goodness addiction from which we will gain things (God’s approval, better children, more blessings), women of all types, from perfectionists to those dealing with depression, can be affected. Christine Hoover attempts to help change that goodness-frame-of-mind by demonstrating and sharing God’s grace over goodness. Full of personal stories, strong advice, thought-provoking ideas and lots of faith, From Good to Grace strikes home…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Based on the works of the Holy Spirit and our needed dependence on God (rather than ourselves), Christine Hoover shares her own addiction with the “goodness gospel” or appearing to be good on the outside while struggling on the inside. I appreciated the honesty and conviction with which the author addressed the subject, perhaps even recognizing I rely on my own self a bit more than I should. Though not always easy to do, accepting grace to be enough can free women (and men) to live a more joyful life for the Lord. Perfect for a Bible Study, Women’s Ministry or personal devotion, From Good To Grace will remain on my bookshelf although I may share it often. (Love the front cover and the laundry theme too- very relatable!)

RATING:
5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of From Good To Grace from Baker Books for my honest review*

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