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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Book Review - Captured by Grace, by Dr. David Jeremiah

{I recieved a copy of this book from Thomas Nelson to read and review. 
The opinions in this review are 100% my own.}


“No One is beyond the reach of a loving God.”

Dr. David Jeremiah compares the life journey's of Paul and John Newton in this book focused on the far reaching power of God's grace. If God can accept and extend His grace to a slave trader and a radical Jew intent on arresting professing Christians of the early church, what is keeping you from accepting this same grace?

I recommend this book very, very highly to you. It was an engaging read that held my attention and my wandering mind (quite an accomplishment these days, LOL). There are so many interesting tidbits about Paul and John Newton, that it really helped to flesh out my understanding of their lives. It was also very interesting to see the influence of these mens' Christian walks on others, and how that affected the issues of their times.

John Newton's conversion had a far reaching affect that influenced and added strength to the movement to abolish slavery through his unique testimony. While Paul was influential in the development of the early church and it's leadership. Dr. Jeremiah shares hardly known facts regarding each life from both before and after their conversions. Looking at Paul's life, Dr. Jeremiah shows us how small seeds of the knowledge of God were being planted in Paul's mind and soul by seeing how Christians acted during and after their capture. As Christians we often times forget how God can use us every time we interact with others, no matter the circumstances.
 
This book has left me with a better understanding of God's grace, and how it should impact my daily walk.  Dr. Jeremiah referenced many different versus, and this was the first time for me to feel that I understood what the Romans Road is all about.  It has inspired me to be more conscious of how my interactions can be affecting someone else's life, and to work on being more Christ-like in my everyday life.
 
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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