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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: Bill Richard Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In 1987 an IRA bomb buried Gordon Wilson and his twenty-year-old daughter beneath five feet of rubble. Gordon alone survived—and forgave. He said of the bombers, “I have lost my daughter, but I bear no grudge…I shall pray, tonight and every night, that God will forgive them.” His words caught the media’s ears—and out of one man’s grief, the world got a glimpse of grace.

Grace is the church’s great distinctive. It’s the one thing the world cannot duplicate and the one thing it craves above all else—for only grace can bring hope and transformation to a jaded world. In What’s So Amazing about Grace? award-winning author Philip Yancey explores grace at street level. If grace is God’s love for the undeserving, he asks, then what does it look like in action? And if Christians are its sole dispensers, then how are we doing at lavishing grace on a world that knows far more of cruelty and unforgiveness than it does of mercy? 

Yancey sets grace in the midst of life’s stark images, tests its mettle against horrific “ungrace.” Can grace survive in the midst of such atrocities as the Nazi holocaust? Can it triumph over the brutality of the Ku Klux Klan? Should any grace at all be shown to the likes of Jeffrey Dahmer, who killed and cannibalized seventeen young men? Grace does not excuse sin, says Yancey, but it treasures the sinner. True grace is shocking, scandalous. It shakes our conventions with its insistence on getting close to sinners and touching them with mercy and hope. It forgives the unfaithful spouse, the racist, the child abuser. It loves today’s AIDS-ridden addict as much as the tax collector of Jesus’ day.

In his most personal and provocative book ever, Yancey offers compelling, true portraits of grace’s life-changing power. He searches for its presence in his own life and in the church. He asks, “How can Christians contend graciously with moral issues that threaten all they hold dear?” And he challenges us to become living answers to a world that desperately wants to know, “What’s so amazing about grace?”

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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.” 


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

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Erin Kennedy | 2/16/2014

    " No new ideas of profound insights here, but it's helpful just to meditate on grace for awhile. I am struck by how little I understand grace (I keep wanting things to be earned and to "even out"). I am also convicted by how I still need to learn how to forgive. An easy read, comprised of a string of anecdotes dealing with the theme of grace. I found it moderately helpful in just getting me to think about grace on a regular basis. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Danielle Hooper | 2/15/2014

    " This book was incredibly thought-provoking and convicting. How often do Christians forget to show grace to this world, when we should be the greatest distributors of it? An excellent read that I highly recommend, to Christians and non-Christians alike. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lena | 2/5/2014

    " Loved this book. Continuation on the theme started in "Jesus I Never Knew," about church and politics -- He doesn't believe they make good companions. Neither do I. Love it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Norma Camargo | 1/28/2014

    " I am currently reading this book and I am enjoying it. "

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