Saturday, October 19, 2013

One Way Love (Book Review and Giveaway)

Did you know that Billy Graham has a grandson following in his footsteps (I'm guessing more than one, but I haven't kept up with that clan beyond his children)? I kind of feel like I've been hiding under a rock somewhere (can I plead homeschooling? ;) ), as it seems that I should have known about W.G.Tullian Tchividjian's existence before now, but I didn't.

Tullian has just released a new book "One Way Love" on October 1, 2013.

 About the Author
William Graham Tullian Tchividjian (pronounced cha-vi-jin) is the Senior Pastor of Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. A Florida native, Tullian is the grandson of Billy and Ruth Graham. He is a visiting professor of theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, and a contributing editor to Leadership Journal. He is an ordained minister in Presbyterian Church of America. He is the author of six books; including the best seller, Jesus + Nothing = Everything  that won Christianity Today’s 2011 book of the year. He travels extensively, speaking at conferences throughout the U.S. 

About One Way Love
Real life is long on law and short on grace—the demands never stop, the failures pile up, and fear sets in. Life requires many things from us—a stable marriage, successful children, a certain quality of life. Anyone living inside the guilt, anxiety, and uncertainty of daily life knows that the weight of life is heavy. We are all in need of some relief.
Bestselling author Tullian Tchividjian is convinced our world needs a fresh encounter with grace.

One Way Love
Written by: Tullian Tchividjian
Publisher: David C Cook
Paperback:  240 pages 
I haven't finished reading the book just yet, but there are some excellent "soundbites" that I am taking away. Tullian talks about "Performancism" which can be defined as equating our value and identity with our actions. Thankfully, God does not look at us from a Performancism point of view. Our value has nothing to do with what WE do, but rather what He has done.

Tullian also does a good job of walking the tightrope between "extravagant grace" and "consequences."  While agreeing that "consequences" are important and necessary, he points out that often, extending grace has a more lasting impact (ie The Prodigal Son).

A quote from the book:
Steve Brown once told me something I will never forget. He said, "Children will run from the law, and they'll run from grace. The ones who run from the law never come back. But the ones who run from grace always come back. Grace draws its own back home." 
I ran from grace. It drew me home. 

I'm looking forward to reading the rest of this book, with its emphasis on the unconditional, One Way love of God.

Stay Connected: Website Twitter: @PastorTullian #OneWayLove

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  1. Thank you so much for this giveaway, I'm always on the lookout for some good christian books. This one sounds amazing!

  2. I ran from grace too. I'd like to read this. Amy W.

  3. I'm always interested in books like this. it's so important to keep Him at the center and pay attention to what He desires of us rather than what the world desires of us.

  4. I would love to win this book. I think it would do me a lot of good at this point and time in my life.

  5. I love a great new read and have heard great reviews about this one. Thanks for the chance to win.

  6. I would love to win this about be able to read it! I love this kind of book, Christianity is a major part of my life, being raised as a preacher's daughter. I would love to try this book and see what it's like! Thank you so much for the chance!

  7. I have read the reviews of this book and it is wonderful and thank you so much for a chance to have it -- I appreciate you kindness

  8. I've enjoyed reading both Billy and Ruth Graham's writings and I'd love to read their grandson's book.

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  9. I didn't know about the Graham's grandson's book either. I would love to read this.

  10. I have read a review on this book and it is on my wishlist. I would love the chance to win and read it!


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