My Favorite Books on Grace


Seeing as how I speak about grace often, and I do many book reviews; it was only a matter to time before I listed my favorite books on grace.

Grace for me is a bit of an insatiable appetite. I cannot get enough of it. I am drawn to the message my soul so desperately needs.

I read a lot. This means I have read many, many books on grace.

So without further ado, here are my all-time favorite books on grace.(in no particular order) Cue the Drumroll!

[amazon_image id=”B000FCJYGO” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]What’s So Amazing About Grace?[/amazon_image][amazon_link id=”B000FCJYGO” target=”_blank” ]What’s So Amazing About Grace?[/amazon_link] by Philip Yancey.

This is one I read every few years. It is still so relevant. In typical Yancey style, he probes questions from multiple angles to shape one’s answers. A classic read.

[amazon_image id=”B003YCOP66″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin’s Path to God[/amazon_image][amazon_link id=”B003YCOP66″ target=”_blank” ]Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin’s Path to God[/amazon_link]

In my opinion, this is the late Brennan Manning’s best book. Through the experience of personal and repeated failure, Manning is driven to a deeper, grace-based trust in God.

[amazon_image id=”B007V96SXG” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Grace Awakening: Believing in grace is one thing. Living it is another.[/amazon_image][amazon_link id=”B007V96SXG” target=”_blank” ]The Grace Awakening: Believing in grace is one thing. Living it is another.[/amazon_link]

Chuck Swindoll has a great book here. I really enjoyed the parts about legalism. His stories are some I re-tell consistently in my teachings. A classic.

[amazon_image id=”1433682796″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Jesus Hates Religion: Finding Grace in a Works-Driven Culture[/amazon_image][amazon_link id=”1433682796″ target=”_blank” ]Jesus Hates Religion: Finding Grace in a Works-Driven Culture[/amazon_link]

This one is not even released yet, hitting the market in May. I received an advance copy to review (coming soon). Wow. I said “yes” out-loud so many times while reading this book. Alex Himaya could be a kindred spirit of mine. We think the same, we talk the same, and we love grace the same. One of the best books on grace around. Order a copy now!

[amazon_image id=”B006G3NFR0″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]The Cure: What If God Isn’t Who You Think He Is And Neither Are You[/amazon_image][amazon_link id=”B006G3NFR0″ target=”_blank” ]The Cure: What If God Isn’t Who You Think He Is And Neither Are You[/amazon_link]

This book by John Lynch, Bruce McNicol, and Bill Thrall is amazing. It took me three blog posts to process it. The biggest point they make is a comparison of two paths Christianity takes, either Pleasing God or Trusting Him. Ultimately grace helps us turn from the focus on works and pleasing him, to finding the cure; trusting God.

[amazon_image id=”B006LOMVTC” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Breaking the Bondage of Legalism[/amazon_image][amazon_link id=”B006LOMVTC” target=”_blank” ]Breaking the Bondage of Legalism[/amazon_link]

Neil Anderson hits the nail on the head, explaining legalism, helping to see signs of it in our lives, and providing solutions for the slow walk towards freedom.

[amazon_image id=”B0078FABF4″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine[/amazon_image][amazon_link id=”B0078FABF4″ target=”_blank” ]Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine[/amazon_link].

Vintage Lucado. Read my review HERE.

[amazon_image id=”B005UK87EG” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Jesus + Nothing = Everything[/amazon_image][amazon_link id=”B005UK87EG” target=”_blank” ]Jesus + Nothing = Everything[/amazon_link]

Tullian Tchividjian offers a fantastic look at the completeness of Christ’s work. Here is a full review.

[amazon_image id=”0927545241″ link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]Grace Simply Grace[/amazon_image][amazon_link id=”0927545241″ target=”_blank” ]Grace Simply Grace[/amazon_link]

Friend and mentor, Ron Smith writes a walk through the book of Galatians. This is the first book I read on grace. It changed the course of my life!

[amazon_image id=”B001UFMUCU” link=”true” target=”_blank” size=”medium” ]How People Grow: What the Bible Reveals About Personal Growth[/amazon_image][amazon_link id=”B001UFMUCU” target=”_blank” ]How People Grow: What the Bible Reveals About Personal Growth[/amazon_link]

I’ve said a lot about this book by Henry Cloud and John Townsend. I use this book more than any other when I teach my grace seminars. Read more about it HERE!

What is your favorite book on grace? Would you add anything to this list?