Extraordinary Grace Hardback

How the Unlikely Lineage of Jesus Reveals Gods Amazing Love

by Chris Fabry; Gary Chapman;


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Explore the restorative and overwhelming grace of God from the author of 'Five Love Languages' including a study guide

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Extraordinary Grace

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In Extraordinary Grace, Gary Chapman and Chris Fabry take stories directly from the Bible to give you a fresh understanding of an extraordinary God. By the transforming power of his grace, the authors show how God used the lives of ordinary people - despite their struggles, faults, foibles, sins and even minor triumphs -  to fulfil His ultimate gift of grace: His son, Jesus.

Gary and Chris explore how it was that God, out of all the people He could have chosen for the long line of descendants leading ultimately to Jesus, that God chose the people that he did. He shows how it was that, despite all their wanderings and weaknesses, the one characteristic they shared - and the only one God required - was that they’d accept his gift of grace.

In three readable sections the writers assure that:

1) God is not mad at you.

2) God wants to lavish his love and blessings on you.

3) God wants you to reflect his grace to others.

Gary and Chris’s book is not an intellectual exercise, it’s not a deeply theological argument, it is purely and simply the truth in biblical example that God’s life transforming grace is there for you - and it’s yours now. And with that comes the biggest dare of all - daring you to take God at his word; dare to believe Him and dare to live in his extraordinary grace.

Extraordinary Grace by Chris Fabry; Gary Chapman was published by Moody in September 2013 and is our 37105th best seller. The ISBN for Extraordinary Grace is 9780802410795.

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Dr. Gary Chapman is known for helping people connect at a heart level. His Five Love Languages has helped millions understand how to effectively communicate.

But is it possible to connect with God at that same level?

In the book, Extraordinary Grace, Dr. Gary Chapman and Chris Fabry explore the broken branches of the family tree of Jesus. Through insights and illustrations from Old Testament saints, those Jesus encountered, and present day examples, you'll discover the type of love God is waiting to lavish. No matter what your background, your choices, or your struggles, God's extraordinary grace is available.

God chose imperfect people to showcase his grace. When you understand this truth and embrace it, you'll be able to give that kind of grace.

You are not disqualified by skeletons in your closet or mistakes you've made. You can receive, possess and extend the grace of God and give him glory.

Do you feel like a broken branch on God's famly tree? Do you feel like God chooses the super spiritual and the "perfect" but you're on the outside looking in?

Are you afraid he won't accept you because you're not perfect?

God is not looking for perfect people. He's looking for those who need his extraordinary grace.In this encouraging book, Dr. Gary Chapman and Chris Fabry explore the lives of people who abandoned themselves to the love and mercy of God.

God is ready to forgive, restore, and give an abundant life. He wants to showcase His mercy and love through you.

If you long to connect with God at a heart level, if you're struggling to understand your brokenness and how past and present mistakes can be forgiven, this book will encourage you. When you hear this good news and truly experience it in the heart, you'll discover the path to spreading God's grace to others.

Discover the hidden treasure of God's extraordinary grace!

Study Guide included - perfect for small group discussion or individual study.

Contents

Historical Record of Jesus

Author’s note

Introduction

PART 1: Receiving God's Grae

1.Hearing the call of grace: Abram

2. Laughing because of grace: Abraham

3. The way of disgrace, or lessons from a prostitute: Rahab

4. Finagling grace: Tamas

PART 2: Possessing God’s Grace

5. The application of grace, or we wouldn’t have Psalm 51 without this story

6. Pursued by desire, overtaken by grace: Bathsheba

7. Answering the greatest question: Solomon

PART 3: Extending God’s Grace

8. Je almost missed grace: Joseph

9. Grace made flesh@ Jesus

Appendix: Extraordinary Grace Study

Notes

From the Back Cover

God's extraordinary grace is hard to grasp-but made easier to understand through stories of God's people.

Gary Chapman and Chris Fabry search the Scriptures for examples of God's grace in the lives of those named in Jesus' lineage, but what they find are people with faults, foibles, and sins, just like the rest of us. So obviously, grace is not about doing everything exactly right. It is a gift . . . an astonishing gift given by God.

In Extraordinary Grace, you will hear the call of grace; laugh because of grace; apply grace; be overtaken by grace; and know the extraordinary grace that comes from loving Jesus.

Chapter studies, for individuals or groups, will help you to find examples of extraordinary grace reflected in the lineage of Jesus.

About the Authors

GARY CHAPMAN, PhD, is the author of the #1 New York Times bestselling The 5 Love Languages. With over 30 years of counseling experience, he has the uncanny ability to hold a mirror up to human behavior, showing readers not just where they go wrong, but also how to grow and move forward. Dr. Chapman holds BA and MA degrees in anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University, respectively, MRE and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has completed postgraduate work at the University of North Carolina and Duke University. For more information visit his website at www.5lovelanguages.com.

CHRIS FABRY is a graduate of W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at Marshall University and Moody bible Institute's Advanced Studies Program. Chris can be heard daily on Love Worth Finding, featuring the teaching of the late Dr. Adrian Rogers. He received the 2008 "Talk Personality of the Year" Award from the National Religious Broadcasters. He has published more than 60 books since 1995, many of them fiction for younger readers. Chris collaborated with Jerry B. Jenkins and Dr. Tim LaHaye on the children's series Left Behind: The Kids. His two novels for adults, Dogwood and June Bug, are published by Tyndale House Publishers. Chris is married to his wife Andrea and they have five daughters and four sons.

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Page last updated 26th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherMoody (September 2013)
Weight367g
Number of Pages166
Thickness18 mm
Height209 mm
Width162 mm
ISBN9780802410795
ISBN-100802410790
Product Code4138619
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