Sunday, September 27, 2015

Everyday Grace: A Book Review

About The Book:

Your Grace-Filled Guide to RelationshipsIt's hard, sometimes, to get over that thing your husband said weeks ago; or to resolve that tension with your colleague at work; or to fix a lifelong friendship that's taken a bad turn. The biggest problem with relationships is they always seem to involve sinners--including ourselves. So how can we form strong, resilient bonds with people who, like us, are bound to mess up? 

Thankfully, it's not all on us. Through stories and biblical teaching, Jessica Thompson helps us move beyond trying to "fix" the people we interact with, and shows us a better way. Though our relationships may be marred by tension and frustration, because we are welcomed and known by Christ, they don't have to stay that way.

You can read an excerpt of Everyday Grace here, in PDF

About The Author:

Jessica Thompson grew up in Southern California, the second child of Phil and Elyse Fitzpatrick. After graduation from high school, she completed a Bachelor's Degree in Theology and married Cody Thompson. The Lord has blessed Cody and Jessica with three children: Wesley, Hayden and Allie, whom she homeschools. Together they serve at Westview Church, an Acts 29 church plant in north San Diego County. When not homeschooling, Jessica is a regular speaker at conferences. 

In 2010, Jessica and Elyse collaborated on the book, Give them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of Jesus.

My Review:

Giving grace to others in our lives that are hard to love and relate to is never an easy thing but is always something that must be done. Many relationship books out there are typical in the "how-to" genres, but this one is different. This one show us that God loves us and gives us grace and therefore we must give others that same grace and forgiveness. I love that she is honest and raw about her own journey and that any one who reads Everyday Grace will be able to relate to her journey. It was a delightful read that connects scripture with life, reminding us that relationships must always be about what He wants not us. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: You can purchase Everyday Grace at your favorite Christian book retailer from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communciations Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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