A New View on the Old Rugged Cross
Are peace, joy, and significance on your wish list? How about redemption, forgiveness, the salvation of your soul? Each of these descriptors bring us to the main event: grace. Saving grace, God’s immeasurable gift intended for all. Regardless of accomplishments or station in life, despite sins of the past, anyone can receive the free gift of grace.
Yet too often we take God’s incomparable gift for granted—despite the fact that God’s very Son paid for it with his body, breath, and blood. Understandably, we often find ourselves caught up in the daily routine of life, not taking time to reflect on the enormity of God’s mercy.
So here’s a suggestion: give yourself the gift of a few moments spent in the world of God’s grace. Read pastor Max Lucado’s unique, stirring insights into God’s role as grace-giver. Spend some time reflecting on the gift of grace, in all its magnificent meaning.
Let grace, the gift for all people, speak to you personally through these pages.
~ My Rating
~ My Review
Come, ten thousand angels!
Come and take this wounded Troubadour
To the cradle of His Father's arms!
Farewell, manger's Infant.
Bless You, Holy Ambassador.
Go home, Death Slayer.
Rest well, Sweet Soldier.
The battle is over.
~ quote from pages 68-69, (some capitalization added by me)
Deep, yet simplistic. Relatable and personal. Touching, encouraging, and inspiring. Ahh, this book was amazing. <3
Max Lucado paints the story of salvation and the majesty of the old rugged cross in such a way that I found myself considering things I'd never thought of on my own. He speaks of grace and redemption in ways so clear and personal, it caused me to sit back and ponder -- to have a deeper awe of Christ's sacrifice.
One thing that did bother me was that pronouns were not capitalized when referencing Jesus or God. This isn't the first book I've read that's like that, but seeing as how I'm used to His Name always being capitalized, it stood out to me.
All the way around this was an amazing, thought-provoking book. I definitely recommend it and I really need to read more of Lucado's books. :)
**I received a free copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for this honest review.**