Quotes from my reading yesterday

As I shared via a picture yesterday, I am reading three books right now.  They are Deep & Wide by Andy Stanley, Charis by Preston Sprinkle, and Recovering Redemption by Matt Chandler.

Here are quotes from each:

Deep & Wide
In other words, churches shouldn't do anything that makes it unnecessarily difficult for people who are turning to God.
So we have never approached spiritual formation as a cognitive exercise. We have a much more holistic approach.
The Old Testament is a kaleidoscope of grace. And this book will admire its beauty. Genesis, Exodus, even Judges and Kings--they're all greedy to be read by tired Christians seeking rest. Isaiah, Ezekiel, Hosea--all singularly fixated upon God's stubborn grace. The Old Testament is one thick, adventurous narrative of God's reckless love toward unlovable people. Grace. Charis.
But biblical grace--or charis, as you'll see--doesnt' like to settle down.
 Recovering Redemption
It's what we all need to hear, repeatedly. The sovereign love of God-bigger than us, bigger than everything. Our utter incapacity to change ourselves-not before, not now, not ever. The confidence of knowing full well we've been restored in Christ, while experiencing His active work of restoration day by day.


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