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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (12,383 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip Yancey Narrator: Philip Yancey, Philip D. Yancey, Bill Richards Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1998, What’s So Amazing about Grace? was chosen as the Gold Medallion Book of the Year. Stamped with Philip Yancey’s journalistic gift for inquiry and personal passion for truth, this provocative bestseller has challenged and inspired thousands of readers with a vision of the radical grace that is the church’s great distinctive. Now What’s So Amazing about Grace? comes to you in complete, unabridged audio format. Everything is here. All the penetrating insights; all the challenging, deeply personal perspectives. You’ll find them inside, with the immediacy and convenience of an audiobook.

We speak of grace often, but do we understand it? More important, do we truly believe in it … and do our lives proclaim it as powerfully as our words? In What’s So Amazing about Grace? the bestselling author of The Jesus I Never Knew gives us a probing and impassioned look at grace: what it looks like, what it doesn’t look like, and why only Christians can and must reveal the grace the world is searching for. 

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Little by little, Yancey guides us into a clearer understanding of grace by using stories, in much the same way Jesus did.”

    Amazon.com, editorial review

  • “Yancey’s measured prose and his insights…make the book worth reading.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Yancey’s well-written and engaging book will continue to nourish readers’ hunger for spiritual sustenance long after it has answered the appetites of an initial burst of consumers.” 

    Booklist

  • Winner of Christian Book Award Winner, 1998
  • Winner of Christian Book of the Year, 1998
  • Winner of Gold Book Award - ECPA, 2002

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jim Behringer | 2/20/2014

    " As Yancy usually does, he tackles the hard issues, especially "ungrace" among Christians. He quotes a prostitute about church, "Church! Why would I ever go there? I was already feeling terrible about myself. They'd just make me feel worse." The first section is a beautiful exposition of grace. Yancy uses "Babette's Feast" as a model of grace. C.S. Lewis overheard a debate about Christianity's unique contribution to the world and he responded, "That's easy: Grace." This book establishes the uniqueness of the Christian teaching of grace and the need of the world for this message. Philip Yancy has had the experience of being the target of hate mail from Christians. He makes the point that grace should be the strongest witness of our behavior -- he urges us to imagine feminists who, while disagreeing with the Scriptural teaching of the roles of men and women, would have to grudgingly admit that Christian men love their wives like no one else, or gays who reject Christian teaching regarding homosexuality would concede that the best AIDS-HIV care was lovingly provided by Christians. This book also contains an on-target assessment of why law can never do what the gospel can -- the law can close stores, but not make you worship; it can make divorce difficult but cannot make a husband love his wife, etc. I also enjoyed the analogy in Chapter 19, "Patches of Green," where after a forest fire, the first patches of new growth were seen where an elk / moose died. Where Christians once thrived there will be elements of grace that show themselves. Another interesting observation was on Matthew 7 where Jesus says, "I never knew you," on the Last Day, we would expect Him to tell unbelievers, "You never knew Me." But their hearts were closed to Him -- they never admitted their evil thoughts and sins. Yancy uses Romans 6-7 to deal with the objection "Why be good, if you get forgiven?" (pages 183-191) A good book to reread regularly, so we grow in grace! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pete Bartel | 2/20/2014

    " Good, somewhat anecdotal book about grace. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Simon | 2/16/2014

    " I have been orbiting this book for years, meaning to open its pages, but not getting around to it. A friend commented on it a week ago and the next thing I found I'd put it in the audible library. Catholics are in the midst of a so-called Year of Grace. There are books around which inform us about Christian teaching of grace and even debates on it. They have their place and we do well to be informed on Christian teaching. There are also books around on the experience of God's grace - on where it has been seen and where we would love to see it. Philip Yancey's book is about the experience of God's grace. It is full of stories and examples, is readable and the best way to find out is to have a read, or, as I did, have a listen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tonja | 2/4/2014

    " Such a great book to help you understand God's so amazing grace. Yancey is an amazing writer who is not afraid to ask the hard questions. "

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