Perhaps the hardest concept of all to grasp in Christianity is the idea of grace. After all, we’re told about grace but also told in the next breathe that in order to be good Christians we have to (fill in the blank here.) It is so easy to get caught up in the “doing” that you can forget that it isn’t the critical element in faith. “By Grace Alone” is a great resource for people who find themselves leaning towards legalism or for anyone wanting to explore the concept of grace in greater detail. This is not a quick read as the concepts require time to explore and absorb but it would make a great study for a small group. Derek Prince has done a thorough job of presenting what grace is and how it is meant to work in our lives. Beautifully researched and well-written, this is not a book to read quickly but rather a book to read slowly and to absorb. Even if you don’t view yourself as legalistic, you may be surprised to find how much unconscious legalism may have crept into your life. Just as grace itself is a gift, a greater understanding of how grace works in our lives is a gift you can give yourself.
This book was provided to me by Chosen (a division of Baker Publishing) for this review. The opinions, however, are entirely my own!