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Beware of “the grace escape.”

“Amazing grace, how sweet the sound!” we sing…
“For by grace you have been saved by faith!” we recite…
“We live under grace!” we preach…

But do we really understand grace?
Grace has become a part of the basic vocabulary of every Christian. Unfortunately, many believers are abusing God’s amazing gift of grace. They have perverted God’s undeserved gift of forgiveness, making it a license for immorality, self-indulgence, and minimal involvement in God’s kingdom. In the process they are robbing themselves of the joy that comes from obedience to God.
In his provocative new book, pastor and author Dr. Robert Jeffress challenges you to gain a biblical understanding of grace, and reveals how “good grace” can protect your marriage, church, and relationships from confusion and even abuse.
Start experiencing the true freedom of living obediently in God’s good grace. Discover Grace Gone Wild!

Beware of "the grace escape." "Amazing grace, how sweet the sound!" we sing..."For by grace you have been saved by faith!" we recite..."We live under grace!" we preach... But do we really "understand grace?Grace has become a part of the basic vocabulary of every Christian. Unfortunately, many believers are abusing God's amazing gift of grace. They have perverted God's undeserved gift of forgiveness, making it a license for immorality, self-indulgence, and minimal involvement in God's kingdom. In the process they are robbing themselves of the joy that comes from obedience to God.In his provocative new book, pastor and author Dr. Robert Jeffress challenges you to gain a biblical understanding of grace, and reveals how "good grace" can protect your marriage, church, and relationships from confusion and even abuse.Start experiencing the true freedom of living obediently in God's good grace. Discover "Grace Gone Wild! Robert Jeffress is pastor of the 9,500-member First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls, Texas, and the Bible teacher on the internationally broadcast television program “Pathway to Victory,” seen on more than 1100 cable systems and television stations. A graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Dr. Jeffress is the author of fourteen previous books, including The Solomon Secrets, When Forgiveness Doesn’t Make Sense, and Hell? Yes!

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  • PDF | 240 pages
  • Robert Jeffress(Author)
  • WaterBrook; 1st edition (October 18, 2005)
  • English
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  • Christian Books & Bibles

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  • By Fernando Ramirez on March 7, 2016

    What a great book this is. I was raised in a pentecostal church where legalism was the foundation of the congregation culture. As I returned to God as a prodigal I knew that God was a God of grace but still had boundaries in how I ought to live my walk. This book brought much needed clarity on what legalism really is and how easy grace can be used a an excuse for living a wreck less life. I recommend this book if you're a Christian struggling with trying to please man's opinions on how we ought to live a life pleasing to God. In God's grace we find freedom but that freedom comes with boundaries and those boundaries protect our testimony and reputation amongst our Christian family.

  • By T. Dale Beavers on December 9, 2016

    This book had a profound walk on my Christian walk. For years, I lived outside God's will, and I suffered greatly for it. This book crystallized my need to start living according to God's "good grace" and helped change me from within. I have been a Growth Group leader at my church in Hattiesburg, Mississippi for five years, and this was the first book I led. I led it again about 2 1/2 years later and probably will again within the next year. I have read probably a dozen of Dr. Jeffress's books and they are all great, but I consider this one my favorite.

  • By Joshua W. Hall on March 12, 2013

    I was challenged and encouraged by this book. It was helpful in applying grace. Dr. Jeffress expresses the importance of balance, in the life of a believer.

  • By Robin Magee on March 7, 2014

    I never received this book. I forgot I had ordered it until now or I would've called about it. I hope amazon reads these reviews and will make this right.

  • By FaithfulReader.com on January 31, 2006

    Author and pastor Robert Jeffress speaks candidly on what he believes are the misunderstandings, misuses and abuses of God's great gift of grace. Jeffress purports that while the word "grace" is common to Christianese lingo, it has never been more mishandled, and this error is having a significant impact on the life of the church.Christians seem to fall into one of two camps. They can live as libertarians, where the motto they resoundingly utter allows them license for engaging in "immorality, self-indulgence, and uninvolvement in God's kingdom." (And in the process, Jeffress believes these self-same proclaimers of the "anything is permissible under grace" maxim deny themselves the joy they would experience from living a life of obedience to God.) Or on the flip side, Christians take on a legalistic role, where in days past they would adhere to the "no dancing, no drinking, and no movies on Sunday" rules. Today, that list of no-nos might include "no public schools, no divorce and remarriage under any circumstances, and no Harry Potter novels." This end of the Pharisaic "grace" spectrum is what Jesus hated most --- this self-constructed, works-driven mode to pleasing God that, in fact, did quite the opposite.Jeffress underscores the point that while Christians cannot earn God's love, there is much they can do to receive His blessing. In short, living under "grace does not relieve us of the obligation of obedience; it intensifies that obligation." Citing scripture text, "He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him" (John 14:21), the author supports this assumption by further delineating the difference between "bad grace," where Christians serve no master, and "good grace," where believers recognize they now serve a new master: Christ.After laying a lovely foundational picture of what grace should and should not look like, Jeffress delves into a chapter-by-chapter look-see at what is happening to grace in relation to spirituality, decision-making, relationships, marriage, divorce, churches, giving, confrontation, and even spiritual surgery. One of the touchiest topics the author discusses is the oft-debated divorce issue. With careful study, Jeffress succeeds in offering a sensitive directive that will encourage readers to look more fully into scripture before glibly spouting off impulsive theological rhetoric to those mired in the horrific pain of marital problems.Jeffress details the tendency of the legalists' stance that divorce is never an option for a Christian, period, as they seek to attain and maintain that "higher standard." Meanwhile, the libertarians do the opposite by lowering the standards of scripture by offering easy "outs" not supported by the Bible, such as self-esteem issues, differing parenting philosophies, incompatible life goals, and the like. Neither extreme is scripture-based nor accurate.Thoughtful readers will appreciate Jeffress's empathetic style that he balances with great attention to unpacking the truth of the Bible. One of his parting words is that it doesn't matter what camp a Christian falls into, be it legalism or libertarianism, because both are lethal enemies to the spiritual life. It's all about balance. --- Reviewed by Michele Howe

  • By Hixon Frank on November 9, 2005

    With some trepidation I began to read Dr Jeffress' book "Grace Gone Wild". I had pictured an angry preacher telling me how God's grace is essentially "earned by those who are deserving, good church members and live right". My "knee jerk" reaction was, to my pleasant surprise, far from reality. This book is clearly balanced in both its warnings against the abuse of grace (bad grace) and its embrace of the wonders of God's amazing grace. I found more freedom in this book than in a number of "easy believism" books that have been pushed by various "grace teachers". I wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone looking for substance in their faith.

  • By Carrilyn Baker on November 10, 2005

    Excellent book about Good's grace gift! Jeffress hits the bullseye describing misuse of the grace gift. I have been a Bible teacher for many years and believe in salvation through faith once saved always saved. Grace Gone Wild! opened my eyes and caused me to search the scriptures where I found that the author thoroughly understands grace and his book hits the target. I am a director of women's ministries at my church and I will recommend this book as a study guide. This is a must read!

  • By Jerry Royal on November 9, 2005

    what i most appreciated about this book is the balanced view of grace it gave.it seems to me that most of what is taught or written on about grace today is either a hyper view to the right or left, either a cheap grace, or a rigid law.Ecclesiastes says "that the man of God should avoid all extremes." i loved the fact that this book clearly,fairly, and intelligently presented a balanced view of grace. what a refreshing look at a strangely contoversial topic in the church today!


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