If you're like me, keen to browse other people's reviews of a book before giving it a go, then what could be more encouraging than reading the most commonly used phrase — 'this book changed my life’.
Grace is a wonderful and often unfathomable part of the Christian faith. It's redemptive and brings us closer to God. Published in 1990, 'The Ragamuffin Gospel' has had several different covers over its time and is held up as a modern day classic.
This book resonates with those who may have had bad experiences of the Church or find themselves wondering how they could be a part of something so far removed from where they are now. Brennan Manning writes and confirms that they too can be right with God – he isn't here for the healthy but for the sick. As he explains in the forward, he wrote the book for the bedraggled, beat-up, and burnt-out... “the Ragamuffin Gospel is a book I wrote for myself and anyone who has grown weary and discouraged along the Way.”
Wherever you are at with God you will find encouragement in this book, written to speak into the hearts of those who are struggling. It gives clarity and a fresh perspective on the wonder of grace.
February 19th, 2013 - Posted & Written by Anna Hockley