"Touching and courageous...All of it--the man, the life, the book--is rare and beautiful." COSMOPOLITAN DAYS OF GRACE is an inspiring memoir of a remarkable man who was the true embodiment of courage, elegance, and the spirit to fight: Arthur Ashe--tennis champion, social activist, and person with AIDS. Frank, revealing, touching--DAYS OF GRACE is the story of a man felled to soon. It remains as his legacy to us all.... AN ALTERNATE SELECTION OF THE BOOK-OF-THE-MONTH CLUB From the Paperback edition.
At the beginning of World War II, twelve-year-old Nora Lynch is one of thousands of London children sent away to the safety of the English countryside. Her surrogate family, Reverend and Mrs. Rivers and their daughter Grace, are like no-one she has ever met, offering shelter, affection, and the sister she never had. But Nora is too young and too naïve to understand the cracks beneath the surface of her idyllic new life at the rectory, or the disappointments of the Riverses' marriage. And as her friendship with Grace grows more intense, she aches to become even closer. What happens next is a secret that she keeps for more than fifty years, a secret that she can begin to reveal only when, elderly and alone, Nora knows that she is close to the end. A beautiful meditation on love, friendship, and family, Days of Grace is a stunning debut that brings a tumultuous era to life. Nora tells her story in alternating chapters from the past and present, projecting her childhood nostalgia with a cinematic glow.
"Grace is more than just a story, it's more than just a theology, and it's more than just a powerful force—no, grace is a person, and his name is Jesus. Jesus is the grace of God." —Paul David Tripp There is nothing we can do to earn God’s grace—it is a gift. Through 40 daily meditations from his best-selling devotional New Morning Mercies, popular author and speaker Paul David Tripp explores the role grace plays in the everyday life of a Christian. He reminds us that God, in his infinite mercy, can radically transform even the weakest people by the life-changing power of his grace through his Son, Jesus Christ.
There are two fundamentally different approaches to living life in relation to God. The first approach is to jump up and down, trying to impress Him. The second is to relate to Him on the basis of grace. hough the first approach makes sense at first glance (since it is the way we get noticed), it comes with a whole load of baggage: guilt, shame, fear, pride. The way of grace is more subtle but is the way God actually has chosen to work. Grace is like breathing clean air. When you are surrounded by grace you flourish. Graceless living is like breathing carbon monoxide. You may not even realize it is killing you spiritually until it is too late. These reflections are easy to read, and often entertaining. But they are full of wisdom - and will show you how to live in the grace of Christ, day by day.
The most pressing issue in Kathryn's life is her husband's new girlfriend. The last thing she wants to do in the middle of her divorce is go to her hometown to confront family skeletons. But, this particular skeleton has a name, Grace, and Grace is the only living person who has the answer to a question that has haunted Kathryn for nearly her entire life. Why are her parents dead? Why did Grace murder them? It's been nearly 40 years since that fateful night. Kathryn has never met Grace, and now time is running out. Grace is dying and Kathryn has only a few days to get her answer. She comes face to face with the murderer to ask the question, “Why?” The revelations will forever change her life.
God is a God of grace and you will find him as such every day of the year as you open this devotional. Following a chronological reading plan, Gods grace shines gloriously from Genesis through Revelation. Each daily devotion consists of a concise synopsis of a portion of that days Scripture, a suggested way in which we might see Gods grace similarly today, and concludes with application questions. In other words: what it says, what it says to us, what it means for us. Each day is completed with a prayer that could be the starting gate for your own private time with God. If you choose to use it as such, this devotional could be a springboard for your personal journal. While questions are included each day, it is highly possible that God will take you in an entirely different direction. Trust him and ask him to show you his grace that is sufficient for you each day. In addition, for those who like to go a little deeper, supporting Scripture verses are included in the text for further study.