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.
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.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 LoveWritten by: Tullian TchividjianPublisher: David C CookPaperback: 240 pages$14.99
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.
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