“My fall happened quickly. In April of 2005 I was happy, looking forward to an acting career and experiencing intense spiritual growth. By the second week of May I was sleeping with my friend’s husband and three weeks later she knew about it. Three weeks is barely a moment and I did more damage to more innocent people than I ever thought I possibly could.”
If you could only buy one book this year, I’d say make it Grace is for Sinners by Serena Woods.
Grace is for Sinners holds a message of grace that is uncommon and uncomfortable.
And the message has had a huge impact on my view of grace.
“Serena Woods’ autobiographical account of her experience with grace minces no words. ‘Grace Is For Sinners’ is a gritty reflection of what moral failure looks like within the glass doors of Christianity. Serena’s transparency regarding her sin and the aftermath would have been enough to challenge most, but she doesn’t stop there. She goes on to challenge the church’s response to Christians who sin with an in depth study of the Bible. Out of context scripture is used to condemn the sinner, but Serena found the in-context grace that saturates the Gospel. Her defense of the salvation power of Jesus is found in ‘Grace Is For Sinners’!”
I earn no money from the sale of this book, I just want to get it into your hands.
“The damage of sin is something that no human can fix. But God can and has. Jesus and His overwhelming grace, love, and mercy are not exclusive rights to people who avoid pitfalls. Jesus’ work on the cross is for the pitfalls. The unrelenting cruelty of simply being alive. Sin is inevitable, even sin hidden behind the twisted mask of religion. It’s as much a part of being alive as being born…We all sin and that’s why Jesus came. Grace is for sinners.” -Serena Woods
In other news, the Raising Generations necklace is on sale for $25. :)