Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Book Review: Stumbling Into Grace
Stumbling into Grace
By Lisa Harper
Thomas Nelson, 2011
English, 224 pgs.
Humorous yet poignant stories from Lisa's life help readers relate to spiritual truths found in the life and ministry of Christ.
Stumbling Into Grace is the diary-devotional of one woman's honest, ongoing, bumbling journey of faith and how she finds encouragement through a deeper understanding of Christ's time on earth. Within each chapter she alternates her often humorous memoir with stirring portraits of Jesus and his own encounters as recorded in the New Testament.
Both intimately relevant and refreshingly inspirational, this book will help readers to jettison the theological misconceptions, guilt, shame, and hypocrisy they struggle with, exchanging them for a vibrant, passionate relationship with Christ that results in a more abundant, joyful life.
I really enjoyed reading this book. It's full of humor and honesty. The stories are absolutely something that a mother will read and just shake her head...yep...saw some of those coming! For those who struggle to believe that they matter deeply to God, this is a great book. There is no doubt left after reading this.
I love that each chapter has a group study/personal time journaling segment. I recommend having a notebook handy though because there isn't a ton of space on these pages to write your responses in the book.
I truly believe that Lisa Harper was touched by God to write this book. I can't even imagine someone thinking up some of the connections she makes (panty hose and being "unbound" in the Spirit!) on their own.
This book is destined for my step-mother-in-law as we're going to Women of Faith together this weekend and I'm sure she's going to love this book as much as I have!
I received a copy of the book for the purpose of a review. No additional compensation has been received and I was not required to write a positive review.