Thursday, August 22, 2013

By Grace Alone by Derek Prince

Do You Long to Lay Hold of God's Grace and Mercy?
Do you sometimes feel trapped by a set of religious rules? Does your walk with God feel more like a checklist than a relationship? Do you feel as though you don't really measure up?

This book is for you.

Trusted Bible teacher Derek Prince shows you that being a Christian is not about being perfect. In fact, he says, we can never live up to the letter of the law. It is only when we let go of our constant striving for perfection that we encounter true perfection. How can that be? This one book will help you discover what really matters so you can embrace the grace of a loving, compassionate God.

It's time to stop striving, to walk away from the lies of legalism and to experience the freeing power of His all-encompassing grace.

"Sin shall not have dominion over you. Why? Because you are not under the Law, but under grace." -- Derek Prince

My review:
   It isn't often I review a book that I am totally disappointed in, but this was a book that falls into that category. I thought the book sounded good and might be a helpful book, but the author went overboard with his "not under the law" ideas. He had me confused for most of  the book on what he was trying to say, and seemed to give the idea that Jesus wiped out the ten commandments. I found myself disagreeing more than agreeing, and would not recommend this book.

About the author:

Derek Prince (1915-2003) is the author of more than 50 books and 600 audio and 100 video teachings, many of which have been translated and published in more than 100 languages. He founded Derek Prince Ministries International, and his daily radio broadcast, Derek Prince Legacy Radio, still reaches listeners around the world. His concise way of explaining the Bible has helped millions build a foundation of faith.

By Grace Alone is available from Chosen Publishing, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

Thanks to Chosen for the review copy.