The Grace and Truth Paradox : Responding With Christlike Balance
Author: Randy Alcorn
Grace or truth
or both? Truth without grace breeds self-righteousness and crushing legalism. Grace without truth breeds deception and moral compromise. Is it possible to embrace both in balance? Jesus did. Randy Alcorn offers a simple yet profound two-point checklist of Christlikeness. In the end,” says Alcorn, we don’t need grace or truth. We need grace and truth. And for people to see Jesus in us, they must see both.”
"Randy Alcorn delivers his own work with a skill that sounds effortless. He discusses the differences between grace and truth, and why each is necessary to the other. Using modern stories to illustrate his points, he says that if Christians model Christlike behavior, their lives will reflect both truth and grace. Narrating with careful pacing and judicious timing, Alcorn states that grace is the cornerstone of salvation. The truth delivered without grace, he believes, leads to self-righteousness, and grace without truth breeds deception and moral compromise. A balance is needed. This is an audiobook to savor and to listen to time and time again."
G.D.W. © AudioFile Portland, Maine
Publisher: Oasis Audio
Publication Date: 20070713
Subject: REL012120-RELIGION / Christian Life / Spiritual Growth,REL012000-RELIGION / Christian Life / General,REL067030-RELIGION / Christian Theology / Apologetics
About The Author:
Randy Alcorn is founder and director of Eternal Perspectives Ministries. Prior to this he served as a pastor for fourteen years. Randy is the bestselling author of eighteen books (over 1 million in print), including The Treasure Principle and The Grace and Truth Paradox. He has also written six novels, which include Deadline, Dominion, and the 2002 Gold Medallion winner Safely Home. The father of two married daughters, Randy lives in Gresham, Oregon, with his wife and best friend, Nanci.