Archive for May 10, 2017

One of the perks of being a blogger is sometimes people send you free books to review. That was the case with this book. When I saw the topic, I knew I had to check it out. As a pastor, this is one of the hardest things to explain to people. We tend treat God like all the human people we have had in our lives. While we are created in God’s image, we have to remember He is perfect and we are not. I bring this up because one of the objections people seem to have to coming to faith is it seems to be that it’s too easy. Kuhn does a masterful job of laying this out. He finds 52 different things that become true of us when we receive Christ. Using engaging stories, biblical, personal and even a few pop culture examples, He lays out all the things God has done for us through Jesus. Each chapter is short and to the point and this book is really well written and from the heart.

This would be a great book to give to a new believer or someone who is on the fence. It would also be great for someone who is struggling with knowing or believing they’re forgiven or wrestling with the meaning of grace in their life. My lone recommendation that might be seen as slightly contrary is that you read the book before you give it away, to make sure it lines up with your doctrine. I found the book to be solid in the vast majority of Kuhn’s points, but his wording on a few of the chapters might require a little explanation, especially to a new believer. No book on this topic will ever be perfect, (except the Bible) but this one comes pretty close. Kuhn goes out of his way to craft a book that is helpful and extremely encouraging. I could see this book being used well as a daily devotional, but I found it so engaging that I read it in about three days. He’s done a good job here.

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