Top Books

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 top books on grace.(in no particular order) Cue the Drumroll!

What’s So Amazing About Grace 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.

Ruthless Trust: The Ragamuffin’s Path to God

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.

The Grace Awakening: Believing in grace is one thing. Living it is another.

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.

Jesus Hates Religion: Finding Grace in a Works-Driven Culture

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!

The Cure: What If God Isn’t Who You Think He Is And Neither Are You

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.

Breaking the Bondage of Legalism

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.

Grace: More Than We Deserve, Greater Than We Imagine

Vintage Lucado. Read my review HERE.

Grace Simply Grace

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!

How People Grow: What the Bible Reveals About Personal Growth

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?


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