Captured By Grace, No One Is Beyond the Reach of a Loving God by Dr. David Jeremiah
This book describes the similar journeys Paul and John Newton took to become believers and how dramatically their lives were changed when they began to serve God. Dr. David Jeremiah takes you step by step through the journey from salvation to the end of life and how grace changes you along the way. Each chapter has a Moments of Grace section which gives you homework to help you live out what you have just learned.
Chapter 5 The Comforting Provision of Grace was my favorite chapter. It teaches you about Romans 5:1-11, explaining the seven wonders of grace. He gives you a visual cue for each wonder to help you remember it. For example, the picture for Romans 5:11, we also rejoice in God, is a trumpet.
This book brought comfort to my soul and showed me some changes I need to make in my walk with Christ. This is definitely a read again and again book!
I would recommend this journey to and through grace for the newest believer, the long time believer and everyone in between. I didn't have much of an understanding of what grace was and didn't even know what I was missing until I read this book.
Some of the key points that I took from this book are:
*I should focus more on what I have in Jesus instead of what I don't have.
*We stand in grace, nothing can separate us from God's love.
*We celebrate the future we have in Christ.
*Through trials we are transformed into the image of Christ.
*We go from tribulation to perseverance to character to hope.
Overall this was an uplifting and insightful book to read.
I received a free copy of this book to review from Book sneeze and the opinion I shared is my own.