Sunday, November 16

Vanishing Grace by Philip Yancey

More and more often Christians are known for what they stand against. While Christians used to be thought of favorably, that has drastically changed, especially when it concerns evangelical Christians. What has changed? Philip Yancey believes that it is because Christians are not showing grace to those around them. Instead they offer condemnation and judgmental attitudes.

This is not the first time that Yancey has tackled the subject of grace. In 1997 he released one of his most well-known books, What’s So Amazing About Grace?. It also happened to be the first book by Yancey I ever read. He looks at what grace means, and what grace should look like. However, Yancey is worried that grace is even more difficult to find, and he is convicted by the words of Hebrews 12:15: “See to it that no one misses the grace of God…”