Monday, May 18, 2015
Everyday Grace by Jessica Thompson
From the publisher:
It's hard, sometimes, to get over that thing your husband said weeks ago; or to resolve that tension with your colleague at work; or to fix a lifelong friendship that's taken a bad turn. The biggest problem with relationships is they always seem to involve sinners--including ourselves. So how can we form strong, resilient bonds with people who, like us, are bound to mess up?
Thankfully, it's not all on us. Through stories and biblical teaching, Jessica Thompson helps us move beyond trying to "fix" the people we interact with, and shows us a better way. Though our relationships may be marred by tension and frustration, because we are welcomed and known by Christ, they don't have to stay that way.
I picked this book because I want to have grace in my relationships. It is so easy to have expectations of others and forget about grace. This book was hard for me because I felt myself struggling with the ideas of grace. But what a powerful book this is.
It seemed that each chapter that I read took me deeper in my understanding of God's love and grace to me and then how that could and should and would overflow into my earthly relationships. Jessica Thompson does a subtle and beautiful job at not giving you a list of things to do better but really introducing you (maybe for the first or millionth time) to the God who loves you so deeply.
This book is not a "quick fix" book, but rather a seep you soul into God and His Word book. This will have you humbly bowing at His feet in love and then seeing how that affects your earthly relationships.
I highly recommend this book.
I received this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.
Posted by Beth-Anne