In the Grip of Grace by Max Lucado (1996)
Do you have one of those books that changed your life ~ one book that changed how you think, how you live and how you worship? “In the Grip of Grace” by Max Lucado is that book for me.
At the time I had only read a few books by Max Lucado. They were thought-provoking, inspiring and deepened my faith. Then in 1999 I was attending a women’s Bible Study and we decided to read “In The Grip Of Grace” Little did I know Max would take me on a journey that would awaken a deep longing to have Jesus in my heart.
That journey took us through the book of Romans where I recognized my helplessness in doing things alone and relying on all the wrong things to get me through life’s difficult situations. I did not think God would love me because no matter how hard I tried I still made the same mistakes. I thought all of these things would keep me apart from His love. I did not know that all I needed to do was to reach out and take the extended hand of God and hold on to the “grip of His Grace”.
Max Lucado explains grace that is easy to understand and apply to our lives. He answers questions that we may ask ourselves: ” Can I drift too far? Wait too long? Slip too much? Did I out-sin the love of God?”
The answers to these and many other questions we may have are found in this book and in the verse:
Romans 8:38-39 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither ….anything else in creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
No matter what happens to us, no matter where we are, and no matter what we do, we can never be lost to His love.