I started reading Kyle Idleman’s new book entitled Grace Is Greater a few weeks ago and it is just like his other books – excellent!
Part of the description on the back of the book explains it this way, “Perhaps nothing is as difficult to explain as God’s grace. The best way – perhaps the only real way – to understand it is to experience it.
In this book, Kyle Idleman leads the readers “past our hang-ups toward an understanding of grace that is bigger than our mistakes, our failures, our desires for revenge, and our seemingly impossible situations. Through powerful stories of grace experienced, this book will help you truly grasp God’s grace … even if the Christians around you have failed to live it”.
I am only a few chapters into this book, but wanted to share with you a few of my favorite quotes so far:
God’s grace is compelling when explained but irresistible when experienced.
Our ability to appreciate grace is in direct correlation to the degree to which we acknowledge our need for it. The more I recognize the ugliness of my sin, the more I can appreciate the beauty of God’ grace.
If we miss the reality and the depth of our sin, we miss out on the grace of God. As long as we think I’m not a bad person, grace will never seem that good.
We can all find ways to reach the conclusion that I’m not that bad, but in doing so we miss out on God’s great gift of grace. Until we recognize our need for grace, we won’t care about receiving it.
I can tell you confidently that you’ve done nothing so horrible that grace can’t cover it. Grace is always greater – no matter what. The truth is I am worse than I ever wanted to admit, but God’ grace is greater than I ever could have imagined.
One of my favorites so far:
The worst thing that could happen is that you spend your life trying to outrun God because you think he’s chasing you to collect what you owe – when he’s really chasing you to give you what you could never afford.
Quotes are from “Grace Is Greater” by Kyle Idleman (chapters 1-2)