Friday, May 16, 2014

Review of CHARIS by Preston Sprinkle

Preston Sprinkle has quickly become one of my favorite authors after reading Erasing Hell with Francis Chan and his book Fight. His latest book Charis looks at the biblical concept of grace in a way that many aren't familiar with. When we think of grace, we typically turn to the New Testament. Jesus Christ, after all, is the epitome of grace.

But grace didn't start with the New Testament. Sprinkle takes us on a journey through all of Scripture to show that God's grace has been active from day one. He shows that God has always been about using messy broken people to bring about his redemptive plan. Sprinkle helps us to see God's love at work even when we might misunderstand it as something completely opposite when we read some of the stories in the Old Testament.

Sprinkle is a profound biblical scholar who knows how to communicate the message of Jesus in a clear and profound way. Charis is a great addition to the many books that already exist about the topic of grace.

Review copy provided by David C. Cook

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