Monday 15 July 2013

Book Review- Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home

Glimpses of Grace: Treasuring the Gospel in Your Home 
ISBN 13: 9781433536052

Publisher's Description

Sometimes life feels a lot like a burden—day-in and day-out its the same chores and tasks, challenges and discouragements, anxieties and responsibilities. Dust bunnies show up on the stairwell, social commitments clutter the calendar, and our families demand daily attention and care. At times, just catching our breath seems like an impossible feat.

So where is God in all of this? Does he care about the way we unload the dishwasher or balance the budget? Do the little things like changing diapers or cooking meals make a difference? And how can we use our spheres of influence for God’s glory and our joy?

Whether you are a stay-at-home mom or a working woman splitting time between the office and home, Gloria Furman—writer, pastor’s wife, cross-cultural worker, and mom—encourages us to see the reality of God’s grace in all of life, especially those areas that often appear to be boring and unimportant. Using personal examples and insightful stories, her richly theological reflections help us experience the gospel’s extraordinary power to transform our ordinary lives.
Includes a Foreword by Lauren Chandler

My Reflections:

We all long to wrap our heads and hearts around the concept of grace. We want to see it, to recognize the remarkable. In the mundane day to day tasks that zap our energy and dim our wits, we long to feel the peace and contentment only Grace can provide. Grace is that untangible aspect of faith that seems to stump us all from time to time. Or in my case most of the time. 

I mean it is so easy to recognize grace in those times when we are desperate, and by grace we truly LIVE. But in the laundry, in the chicken poop...I was not so convinced. 

This book truly helped me to see where we can see glimpses of Gods grace in the ordinary, quiet times when life is just happening. 

Glimpses of Grace does a good job of pointing us toward the grace that is right in front of us. Offering beautifully simple examples from her life, the author does a good job of showing us what grace looks like when your living out your day to day routines. 

I would definitely recommend this book, to women in all stages of life. It is a wonderful reminder of how we can intentionally live a god centered life, joyfully!

I was provided this book free of charge through Crossway, in exchange for my honest review. Thank you so much Crossway!

About the Author

Gloria Furman is a wife, mother of three young children, doula, and blogger. In 2008 her family moved to the Middle East to plant Redeemer Church of Dubai where her husband, Dave, serves as the pastor. She blogs regularly at The Gospel Coalition, Domestic Kingdom, and Desiring God, and is author of the forthcoming book Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full: Gospel Meditations for Busy Moms.

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