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From Good to Grace: Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel

Christine Hoover
From Good to Grace: Letting Go of the Goodness Gospel

Many women feel as if they do not do enough and are not enough. They're always trying hard to be good: a good friend, mom, wife, Christian, employee, or ministry leader, hoping for that "atta-girl" from God. With compelling illustrations from her own life, Christine Hoover l... Read More

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Many women feel as if they do not do enough and are not enough. They're always trying hard to be good: a good friend, mom, wife, Christian, employee, or ministry leader, hoping for that "atta-girl" from God.

With compelling illustrations from her own life, Christine Hoover leads readers to the understanding that they're living by a lesser gospel, the gospel of goodness, one without Christ's grace.

Relying on Scripture, they can start asking, "What does God want "for" me?" before asking, "What does God want "from" me?" Women will breathe a sigh of relief at this powerful message of freedom and hope. Rather than serving God out of obligation or duty, they'll be compelled to love and serve God with great joy.
  • Product type: Book
  • Format: Softcover
  • Release Date: Feb 3, 2015
  • UPC: 9780801016677
  • Volumes/Discs: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Publish Date: Mar 3, 2015
  • Language: English
  • Audience Age Maximum: 100
  • Audience Age Minimum: 18
  • Audience Gender: Female
  • BISAC: "REL012130"
  • ISBN: 0801016673

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Good to Grace is Good by Jennifer on 3/23/2015
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FTC disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

I was hoping to love this book. I wanted to rave about how wonderful it was. Yet, I can only say it was good, but only because I have read many books on this topic. There were two chapters that stood out as excellent (Receiving His Freedom and Love Shows). This book is good, but I think I have been a bit too well read on grace over the years for this to be something outstanding to me. Still, I would highly recommend it for a women's Sunday School class, Bible study or book club. My boyfriend tells me I am intense about my faith, and because of that and being the voracious reader I am, I have read countless books on this topic. Yet, it was still a good reminder that being good doesn't equal grace. This would be excellent for anyone not already well read on this subject

I did like that this is nearly a Bible study book but the author uses many personal examples of how she has given or received grace. She's married to a pastor, a church planter, no less, and has an autistic son. I would say she has a lot of experience giving and receiving grace. She also dispels the myth that if we are good enough, we will be blessed by God. That was a very popular teaching among my friends for a long time. I no longer buy into it. Life happens. Accidents happen. If being good meant a perfect and prosperous life, then the Pharisees (either ancient or modern day) wouldn't have a care in the world. This book helps remind us of the truth of what good doesn't accomplish and what grace does.


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