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Title:
The grace awakening
Author:
Swindoll, Charles R.
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Publication Information:
Nashville : W Pub. Group, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xviii, 286 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780849918056
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Book

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"Bound and shackled by legalists' lists of do's and don'ts, intimidated and immobilized by others' demands and expectations, far too many in God's family merely exist in the tight radius of bondage, dictated by those who have appointed themselves our judge and jury."-Chuck Swindoll [from the Introduction]

The Grace Awakening calls all Christians to wake up and reject living in such legalistic, performance-oriented bondage. The God of the universe has given us an amazing, revolutionary gift of grace and freedom. This freedom and grace set us apart from every other "religion" on the face of the earth.

In this best-selling classic, Charles Swindoll urges you not to miss living a grace-filled life. Freedom and joy-not lists and demands and duties-await all who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ.

With his characteristic style and gentle authority, Swindoll disarms the counter-attack of all those who would not preach grace-filled living and who would claim that focusing on grace would fill our churches with wild, undisciplined people with no godliness in evidence. Yes, Swindoll says, teaching and preaching grace is risky. Some may push the limits and misuse their freedom. But grace is the message of the gospel...the good news of salvation. As Christians, we sing about God's amazing grace. We understand that we are saved by grace. Let's learn to live by grace! Discover how in The Grace Awakening.


Author Notes

Charles R. Swindoll was born on October 18, 1935 in El Campo, Texas. After his duty in the Marine Corps, Swindoll entered the Dallas Theological Seminary and graduated with several honors including the Harry A. Ironside Award for Expository Preaching and the Faculty Award for Most Outstanding Graduate.

Swindoll became a pastor in several churches across the United States, and later became president of the Dallas Theological Seminary in 1994. He has written over 60 books and booklets and was chief editor of The Living Insights Study Bible. (Bowker Author Biography)


Table of Contents

Publisher's Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xvii
1 Grace: It's Really Amazing!p. 1
2 The Free Giftp. 13
3 Isn't Grace Risky?p. 31
4 Undeserving, Yet Unconditionally Lovedp. 49
5 Squaring Off against Legalismp. 67
6 Emancipated? Then Live Like It!p. 93
7 Guiding Others to Freedomp. 115
8 The Grace to Let Others Bep. 139
9 Graciously Disagreeing and Pressing Onp. 159
10 Grace: Up Close and Personalp. 179
11 Are You Really a Minister of Grace?p. 195
12 A Marriage Oiled by Gracep. 217
13 The Charming Joy of Grace Givingp. 239
14 Grace: It's Really Accepting!p. 255
Conclusionp. 277
Notesp. 281